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Middlesbrough Council's website does not actively capture or store personal information when the site is visited. However, the IP address, duration of visit and type of browser may be logged. Cookies may be used by Middlesbrough Council's website to track sessions for collection of statistical information. This is recognised by the Web Server and is used for system administration purposes and to provide statistics. Individuals cannot be identified from this data.

Personal information may be collected when emails are sent to the address detailed on the Website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, Middlesbrough Council is the Data Controller of any personal information collected via this site and has a duty to protect and use it in accordance with the data protection principles. 

By using this website you consent to the collection and use of your information as set out above.

Explanation of terms

An IP address is the technical Internet Protocol address of computers connected to the Internet. All networks use Internet Protocol to transmit data between two devices.

Browser is a software application used to locate and display web pages. 

Web Server is the device used to deliver web pages to a computer.

Cookies are pieces of data transferred to a user's computer when a website is visited. The information is used to track the interests of users and personalise future visits by customising web pages.


Please be advised that sending emails or information electronically is not totally secure. Whilst Middlesbrough Council endeavours to protect your privacy and personal data, the council is not responsible for the security of any information during transmission.

Third Party Service Providers

The council may have partnerships and contracts with third party suppliers. Where this is the case, arrangements and procedures are in place to protect personal information and private data.


This website contains links to and from other sites that are not administered by Middlesbrough Council. The council accepts no liability for information contained in or collected by, any of the other sites to which this site is linked. Nor does it endorse any associated information, products or services that may be advertised.

Virus Protection

Middlesbrough Council makes best efforts to test and check the electronic data on its Website. However, it may be advisable to check any data downloaded from the Internet with an anti virus program. The council does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or disruption to data or to your computer system that may occur as a result of downloading data from or connecting to this site.


The council has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on display on the Middlesbrough Council website is accurate and correct at the time of writing. However, the council does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or claim arising directly or indirectly from visiting the site or from any error or inaccuracy in the information displayed.

Contact us

Any comments or requests to use material protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights, or requests to link to the Middlesbrough Council website, should be made to

Any changes to these statements will be posted on this page.