Privacy policy

The Ethnicity facts and figures website is built and run by the Race Disparity Unit, which is part of Cabinet Office.

What personal data we collect

Personal data includes session cookies. We use cookies to help us understand how you use the website so we can make improvements. We do not use cookies to identify you personally.

Cookies and analytics

You can read our full cookie policy to find out how we use cookies to track user journeys using Google Analytics.

Children’s privacy protection

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy online. Ethnicity facts and figures is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

Where your data might go

Your personal data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If this happens, we’ll make sure wherever possible that you’re given the same level of legal protection as within the EEA.

How we protect your data and keep it secure

We follow industry standard best practices for keeping your personal data secure, and to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure.

We also make sure that any third parties we deal with have an obligation to keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure.

Who controls your data

The data controller for your personal data is the Cabinet Office.

Changes to this notice

We may modify or amend this privacy notice at any time. Any modification or amendment to this privacy notice will be applied to your data immediately. We encourage you to review this privacy notice regularly to stay informed about how we’re protecting your data.

Your rights

You have the right to ask for:

  • information about how your personal data is processed
  • a copy of all the personal data you’ve given to us
  • any mistakes in your personal data to be corrected
  • your personal data to be erased if we no longer need to hold it

If your personal data is processed on the basis of consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

How to contact us

If you have any questions, or if you believe your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you can contact the Cabinet Office Data Protection Officer (DPO).



Data Protection Officer
Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall

Making a complaint to an independent body

If you’re not happy with the response from the DPO, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).