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Privacy Notice

This privacy notice sets out how “York Open Data” www.yorkopendata.org uses and protects any information that you give York Open Data when you use this website.

York Open Data is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

York Open Data may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This privacy notice is effective from 10th March 2015.

What we collect

The only time we will ask for your information is when you fill in a contact us form and we will only use your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 to provide you with an answer to your comment.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless are required by law to do so.

We will keep your personal information in accordance with our retention schedule requirements and when we no longer have a need to keep it, we will delete or destroy it securely. For more information please see City of York Council’s Privacy and Transparency policy.

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. If your browser is configured to accept cookies, the file is downloaded and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.

The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookie usage

Cookies are used to help with the planning, operation and development of the website. They are also used to target information at specific audiences.

Like other websites, information and data on our website may, with your consent, be collected using standard technology called ‘cookies.’ Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by the browser on a website vistor’s device and are used to record how people use and navigate our website. Cookies do not attach to your system or damage your files.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Our website uses Cookiebot consent management platform to manage and provide control over Cookies used on the site.

A complete list of Cookies used on our Site can be found in the Cookie Declaration.


We use the Google reCAPTCHA APIs as part of our services to help protect our clients and our systems from cyber spam and abuse. You acknowledge and understand that the reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending this data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It will not be used for personalised advertising by Google. You can find further details via this link https://support.google.com/recaptcha/?hl=en.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

For more information, please see our disclaimer and our terms and conditions.