Privacy & Cookies

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Our privacy policy

The Army, as part of the Ministry of Defence, is committed to protecting your privacy. When you contact us or visit our websites, your personal information is stored securely and processed fairly as required by the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our privacy policy explains the following:

  • What information the Army may collect about you
  • How the Army will use your information and ensure this is not shared with organisations outside the Ministry of Defence
  • How long your information may be held on our systems
  • Your choices regarding the personal information you provide to us
  • How cookies are used on our websites and the options available to reject these

Read more about our privacy policy

Use of cookies on our website

To improve your experience and make this website simpler to use, we sometimes place small amounts of information on your computer, mobile phone or device. These include small files known as cookies.

The cookies used on this website improve your experience by:

  • Recognising your settings – so you don’t need to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering the information that you’ve given (e.g. your username and password) - so you don't need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use our website - so we can make improvements that meet your needs
  • Tracking the websites that you use - so our advertising using third-party networks is better targeted and more relevant to you

Our cookies contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier but this information is not used to identify you personally.

The cookies used on this website can be grouped into the following categories:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – required to enable you to move around the website and use essential features
  2. Performance cookies – collect information about how you use our website and help us improve performance and provide a better user experience
  3. Functionality cookies – enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences
  4. Targeting cookies – used by advertising networks to track your browsing across the internet whilst enabling us to enhance our website with services provided by third-parties

Some cookies are set directly by the website. Others are set by third-parties when you visit the Army website. Third-party cookies include those set by advertising networks, the partners we use for web analytics, and external websites delivering embedded content and videos (e.g. YouTube).

Cookies are stored on your computer for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for. Session cookies are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognise the device and track repeat visits.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies.