This website is managed and operated by TSO (The Stationery Office Ltd) on behalf of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO).
In managing and operating this website TSO is acting in its capacity as data processor to HMSO, who are the data controller, as defined by section 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998.
This website processes personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and all other applicable UK legislation.
HMSO is a government department at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information. HMSO are also charged with ensuring that notices are publicised in the London Gazette in accordance with a wide range of statutes.
Some notices which are publicised on this website may contain personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act), however, the publication of this information is fully compliant with the provisions of the Act and does not affect the statutory rights conferred to individuals under this legislation.
The information published on this website is obtained from a range of sources, primarily from within government or from other recognised advertisers, mainly in the legal or accounting professions or corporate bodies.
Obtaining Personal Information
We may also obtain personal information about users of this website when they provide feedback about the site and/or the provision of the service. We may use the contact details and any other information provided in this regard to respond to the enquiry received.
Obtaining Automatic Information
Summary of terms
Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie’s main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them, for example, by welcoming them by name the next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
If you are connected to the Internet you have one. For example, it may look something like this 220.127.116.11
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.
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