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Privacy Policy

Who we are and what we do.

The Middlesbrough Children Matter Website uses cookies to improve your experience. The use of cookies gathered through your browsing of the site is managed as set out in this privacy notice.

What type of personal data do we collect and how do we collect it?

When you first visit this website you will be asked if you want to accept that cookies are used. If you reject then only essential cookies which are required to ensure the website functions correctly will be used. If you accept then two non-essential cookies will also be used, these are from Google Analytics and allows us to monitor usage of the website, which in turn enables us to improve it.

You can amend your preference for the use of cookies at any time by clicking the cookie setting button available at the bottom of every page.

The different cookies used on this site are explained below:

Cookie name Purpose of cookie Cookie expires
_ga Non-essential - Google analytics to monitor your activity on our website 2 years
_ga_J30F98CSXM Non-essential - Google analytics to monitor your activity on our website 2 years
moove_gdpr_popup Essential - Manage your preference to opt in or out of cookies set on this website 1 year

How the Law allows us to use your personal data.

The council rely on your consent to use non-essential cookies.

What is your personal data used for?

The purpose of using these cookies are to improve your experience as trends of activity are regularly monitored with changes made to the way the website is presented where required

Will your personal data be shared?

No personal information will be shared outside of the council.

How do we keep your personal data secure?

We use the following measures to ensure that your personal data is secure: data protection and security policies, information security incident reporting, data and device encryption, system and data access controls, user accounts and passwords, physical and environmental security, staff vetting practices, staff training and awareness, data back-ups, ICT network penetration testing, and business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

How long will we keep your personal data?

We will only hold your personal information for as long as necessary for business purposes or if we are required to keep it by law.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Is your personal data processed overseas?

No, the personal data is processed and stored only in the UK.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We will not use this personal data for any direct marketing purposes.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What are your information rights?

Your Information Rights are set out in law and, subject to some exceptions, you have the:

  • Right to rectification - to ask for information to be corrected
  • Right to erasure – to have your personal data deleted
  • Right to object – to how you data is used
  • Right to restriction – to request limits on how your data is used
  • Right to portability – to request that we move your data to another organisation

You also have the right to request a copy of the personal information that the Council holds about you (subject access request) by visiting the data protection webpage

Making a complaint

If you have any concerns about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner's Office. Visit the website of the Information Commissioner's Office


If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice or your information rights, please contact:The Data Protection Officer
Middlesbrough Council
PO Box 500, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FT
Phone: 01642 245432