Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to The National Archives' website and all of the services that it offers. It does not cover external websites which are linked to from this website.

The Data Protection Act 1998 protects the rights of individuals by making sure that any organisation that collects or holds information about living people does so in a way that is fair to those people.

The National Archives takes your privacy seriously and is committed to responsible handling of personal information in accordance with our Information Charter below.

Information Charter

We need to handle personal information about you so that we can provide services for you.

Information we collect online

We use this information to ensure, as far as is practical, that our site is compatible with the browsers and operating systems used by most of our visitors.

Cookies

You can manage internet browser cookies yourself and learn more about them by visiting Gov.uk.