Privacy & Cookies Policy
Privacy & Cookies Policy

Privacy & Cookies Policy

Collection of Information

National Trading Standards holds and stores certain information about you. For example, it holds information related to your visit to this site such as which pages you visit; how often you visit; and information you specifically provide to enable you to receive a particular service.

Use of Information Collected

We will only use the information you provide us:

●for statistical purposes to improve this Web site and its services to you;

●to supply Web site content to you but only if you consent;

●to administer this Web site.

Non-personal data may also be used and stored with other persons.

We do not sell or transfer any personal information outside National Trading Standards save where passing that information to third parties is necessary to provide you with the information or service requested.

Data Protection

National Trading Standards has adopted a policy of compliance with the data protection laws of the United Kingdom.

If you want to know exactly what information National Trading Standards holds on you, you can obtain it by making a subject access request to nationaltradingstandards@actso.org.uk 

Cookies Policy

Cookies are small text files that are saved to your computer when you visit some websites. They are widely used to ensure websites work correctly, or to improve the user experience, as well as to provide information to owners of the sites.

The information below explains the cookies are used for this site and their purpose.

Changing cookie settings

Most web browsers allow you to control how cookies are handled through the browser settings. You may wish to visit the About Cookieswebsite, which contains comprehensive information for a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your device as well as more general information about cookies.

Our use of cookies

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

This cookie stores a session ID, a unique random sequence of characters, which allows the site to recognise the visitor as they move through pages on the website and interact with our online tools. A new session ID is assigned on each visit to the site, and the cookie is removed when the browser is closed.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set these optional cookies unless you enable them.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The data is then used to generate reports to help improve the website. The cookies collect anonymous information including the number of visitors to the site, how visitors have reached the site and the pages that have been visited.

Protecting Consumers & Safeguarding Businesses

The National Trading Standards Work Areas

National Trading Standards has teams overseeing a range of issues, from copycat websites to doorstep crime.

Work Areas

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