Privacy Policy

We collect no personal information about you when you visit this website unless you choose to provide information to us (such as if you choose to register using your real name).

Wakefield Metropolitan district Council is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Only authorised employees of Wakefield Metropolitan district Council will have access to this information. We will not sell, share or rent this information to any other person, or persons or organisation unless permitted to do so by law. Information is stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data Protection

Wakefield Metropolitan district Council is committed to protecting your privacy online. We will treat any personal information in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act of 1998.

There are occasionally a need for us to use forms on the site, which either request feedback about a particular subject or a questionnaire that forms part of a consultation document. In most cases, you are not required to provide us with any personal details. If we do require personal information, the reasons for this will be stated on the form.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We use this information to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets number of cookies (default is 4) in order to evaluate your use of the site and compile reports for us on activity on the site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google Inc are members of the US Safe Harbor Scheme. This scheme allows the transfer of data from within the EEA to countries that are outside of the EEA without having to enter into a specific data transfer agreement. Companies that sign up to the scheme are deemed to provide adequate protection for personal data transmitted from Europe.

More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics is available. Google has also created their own opt-out plugin.


We may also store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. We do this to occasionally monitor how the site is used.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.