Privacy statement and cookies

Privacy statement

This privacy statement covers and any other websites processed by or on behalf of West Suffolk Council.

When you use these websites you are agreeing to this statement and any additional statements on individual pages within the websites.

Your privacy is important. Any personal information you give us is only used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. For more information visit: How we use your information. For more information about data protection visit:

If you provide any personal information in order to use a service on this website, it will only be used for the reasons given on the page or shared with partner organisations that we use to help deliver that service. It will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

The Audit Commission requires us to take part in data matching exercises to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. More information: Cabinet Office - National Fraud Initiative.

We aim to have a secure website, and use security technology to protect any sensitive personal data we process about you. But your use of the internet, and this website, is entirely at your own risk. We have no responsibility or liability for the security of personal information transmitted over the internet. Please be aware that emails sent through the internet may not be secure so please consider this before you send personal or sensitive data.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website server. It can only be read by that server and can be used to measure how people use the website. It cannot be used to identify you personally.

We use cookies to collect anonymous statistics about how people use our website to help us maintain and improve the website.

Visit our Cookies page to find out more.