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This explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the UKCP09 website, and how this information will be used.

On some parts of the site, you may be asked for limited personal information. Environment Agency and Met Office may store this information electronically. By supplying this information you are consenting to the Environment Agency and Met Office holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided, and the information will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose.

Personal information collected by the Environment Agency and Met Office is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

When you visit some parts of the site, your computer may be issued with a small file (a "cookie") for the purposes of managing and improving the services on our website. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them.

Personal information provided by you will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organisations without your permission.

Statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the effectiveness of the UKCP09 website, and to help us to improve the website for all users. This information will be in aggregate form and won't identify individual users.

Any queries or concerns about privacy on this website should be sent to Helpdesk.

Please note that although this website provides links to other websites, this policy only applies to Environment Agency and Met Office and UKCP09 webpages.