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Your personal information

Information you provide whilst using the services provided by great.gov.uk, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with access to information regimes, primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and UK Data Protection legislation.

The Department for International Trade will process personal data supplied in its digital services in accordance with the Data Protection Act. The information you provide will be processed on a lawful basis to enable DIT to perform a task in the public interest or to fulfil an official function, where the task or function has a clear basis in law. You can find out how we process your data in relation to each service or function below:

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • ask to receive a copy of the personal information DIT holds about you
  • amend inaccurate personal information
  • stop us sending you direct marketing communications
  • in limited circumstances, to have personal information erased, or to restrict or challenge or processing of that personal information

To exercise any of these rights, fill in DIT contact form or write a letter to:

Department for International Trade King Charles Street Whitehall London SW1A 2AH

Copies of your information and details of use cost £10, payable in advance. Sometimes DIT can withhold information, for example, to protect national security.

How to make a complaint

If you’re unhappy with the way DIT handled your personal information, you can write to:

Department for International Trade King Charles Street Whitehall London SW1A 2AH

You’ll get a confirmation that DIT has received your complaint within 5 days and a full answer within 20 days. DIT will tell you if there’s going to be a delay.

If you’re unhappy with the answer or need any advice, contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The ICO can investigate your complaint and take action against anyone who has misused personal data.

Changes to this privacy policy

Any changes made to this privacy policy will be posted on this webpage. Please check back for updates or changes to our privacy policy.

The way DIT deals with your personal information is set out in its information charter.

DIT cookies policy

DIT wants to provide services that are easy to use, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to directly identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use

You can learn about cookies and how to manage them yourself on www.aboutcookies.org.uk.

Use of cookies on this website

The www.great.gov.uk website uses cookies. These enable the website to provide more appropriate information to you, for example, by not asking for the same information on multiple occasions.

The website uses Google Analytics, which sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

The Google Analytics cookies used on www.great.gov.uk are:

Name:_ga Expiration date: after 2 years purpose: to distinguish users

Name:_gid Expiration date: after 24 hours Purpose: to distinguish users

Name:_gat Expiration date: after one minute purpose: to limit requests to Google Analytics

Name:_sessionid Expiration date: after 2 weeks purpose: maintains the session id

Name:_sso_session_cookie Expiration date: after one year purpose: maintains the session id for single sign on

Name: sso_display_logged_in Expiration date: after 2 weeks Purpose:maintains login status for display

Name:_django_language Expiration date: after one year Purpose: maintains language choice

Find more information on cookies set by Google Analytics on the Google Developer website.

3rd party cookies policy

DIT needs to optimise the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

The following partner tracking code is installed.

From Gyro

Following cookies are set by Gyro Communications Limited

Domain: tags.bluekai.com

Name: bkp1 Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bklc Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bko Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bkw5 Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Names: bkst Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bk Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bkc Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bkdc Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bkdc Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: BKAllow Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: BKIgnore Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bkou Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Name: bksso Expires: 30 days Purpose: This cookie enables us to make our website and marketing communications sent more relevant to you.

Domain: mathtag.com

Privacy Policy: http://www.mediamath.com/privacy-policy/

Name: uuid (or uuidc) Expires: 13 months Purpose: This cookie enables us to provide more relevant, interest-based advertising

Name: mt_misc Expires after: 13 months Purpose: This cookie enables us to provide more relevant, interest-based advertising

Name: mt_mop Expires after: 13 months Purpose: This cookie enables us to provide more relevant, interest-based advertising

Name: bs_mop, bs_mop_u3s Expires after: 13 months Purpose: This cookie enables us to provide more relevant, interest-based advertising

Name: opt-out Expires after: 13 months Purpose: This cookie enables us to provide more relevant, interest-based advertising

Linkedin

Domain: linkedin.com

Name: UserMatchHistory Expires after: 179 days

Name: lidc Expires after: 1 day Purpose: Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn , for tracking the use of embedded services.

Name: bscookie Expires after: 2 years Purpose: Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn , for tracking the use of embedded services.

Name: BizoID Expires after: 179 days

Name: bcookie Expires after: 2 years Purpose: Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn , for tracking the use of embedded services.

Facebook

Allows an advertiser to report on conversions across devices, and create custom audiences of website visitors for use in Facebook ads.

Domain: facebook.com

For authentication

Name: lu Expires: 2 years Purpose: User ID and miscellaneous log in information (e.g., number of logins per account, state of the "remember me" check box, etc.)

Name: xs Expires: 90 days Purpose: Session ID, creation time, authentication value, secure session state, caching group ID

Name: c_user Expires: 90 days Purpose: User ID

Name: m_user Expires: 90 days Purpose: Email, User ID, authentication value, version, user agent capability, creation time, Facebook version indicator

Name: pl Expires: 90 days Purpose: Y/N

Name: dbln Expires: 2 years Purpose: Login authentication values

Name: aks Expires: 30 days Purpose: Account kit access token

Name: aksb Expires: 30 minutes Purpose: Request time value

Name: sfau Expires: 1 day Purpose: Encrypted user ID, contact point, time stamp, and other login information

For security, site and product Integrity

name: ick Expires: 2 years Purpose: Encryption key

Name: csm Expires: 90 days Purpose: 2 or 0

Name: s Expires: 90 days Purpose: Digital signature and time stamp

Name: datr Expires: 2 years Purpose: Browser identifier and time stamp

Name: sb Expires: 2 years Purpose: Browser identifier and time stamp

For advertising and measurement

Name: fr Expires: 90 days Purpose: User and browser ID; time stamp; miscellaneous other data

Name: oo Expires: 5 years Purpose: 1 or 0

Name: ddid Expires: 28 days Purpose: Object ID and App ID

For site features and services

Name: locale Expires: 7 days Purpose: Locale

Name: sb Expires: 2 years Purpose: Browser identifier and time stamp

For performance

Name: js_ver Expires: 7 days Purpose: Count of days

Name: rc Expires: 7 days Purpose: Numeric value between 1 and 20

For analytics and research

Name: campaign_click_url Expires: 30 days Purpose: URL

RhythmOne

It allows R1 to build audience segments for Government

Name: R1 Tracking Cookie Expires: 1 year Purpose: Enables R1 to model audiences from site data

Avid

It allows R1 to build audience segments

Name: sprtnid Expires: 60 days Purpose: Gives user an ID in our system if they don’t already have one

Quantcast

Allows Quantcast to perform online advertising

Name: _qca Expires: 13 months Purpose: This cookie is used to accurately track visitors for website traffic

Name: mc Expires: 13 months Purpose: This cookie is used for reach measurement

Name: d Expires: 3 months Purpose: This cookie encodes retargeting segment membership data and information about advertising exchanges