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The Transforming Data Collection (TDC) joint transformation programme collects personal data about visitors to its website

When someone visits our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information (such as IP address and type of browser they’re using) and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to allow us to keep track of the number of visitors to the various parts of the sites and understand how our website is used. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities or nature of those visiting our websites. You can find out more about how we use cookies, including Google Analytics, in the section marked ‘Cookies we use’ below.

In any instance where we collect personal data through our websites, we will make this clear and will set out how we will use this. We will only use your personal data in a way that is compatible with the uses outlined to you, except where it’s necessary for us to do otherwise - for example, where we have a legal obligation to disclose your personal data. We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Managing or removing cookies

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Cookies we use

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A pop-up welcome message will be displayed when you first visit our websites. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows that you’ve accepted the recommended or necessary cookies and knows on subsequent visits not to show it again.

The cookie expires after 1 year. 

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

The cookies expire after 400 days. 

Read Google's overview of Privacy and Safeguarding data.




To provide ad delivery or retargeting, store and track a visitor's identity, Store and track interaction. The cookie expires after 6 months. 

To store and track interactions. The cookie expires at the end of your session. 

Third parties may transfer your data outside the EEA as described in their privacy statements.

Your rights

You have various rights under data protection laws. See our privacy statement.

Changes to this statement

We keep our cookies information under regular review. This statement was last reviewed in October 2023.