Privacy Policy

Privacy and GDPR

The privacy of our stakeholders is important to us and Lincoln UTC takes care to safeguard it. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to process personal data in a transparent manner. Our privacy notices are designed to inform you:

  • How and why we use your personal data
  • What your rights are under GDPR, and,
  • How to contact us so that you can exercise those rights.

Web browser cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are transferred to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (all referred to here as a ‘device’) through your web browser. They are stored on your device’s hard drive and contain a unique number, but no personal data. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site and a more tailored site experience to you.

Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows. Similar technologies are also often used within emails to understand whether the email has been read or if any links have been clicked. Most browsers allow you to choose whether cookies are used or not. The ‘help’ portion of your browser’s toolbar will usually tell you how to configure your browser to refuse cookies, to delete cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. However, by turning off cookies you may make the website less efficient and some services may not function properly.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to make sure our website works effectively. Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests. By monitoring visitors’ movement from page to page, we can ensure any choices you make and/or details you submit are ‘remembered’ as you navigate the site. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit. During the course of any visit to our website the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies disclosed below. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Cookies we use, including those set by add-ons:

Name Cookie Type Purpose

Google Analytics

Functional cookies

This collects information about how visitors use the website, to be able to compile reports and make improvements to better meet our users’ needs. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics data and privacy information. Opt out add-on for Google Analytics.

Google Analytics

Targeting cookies

We use Google Analytics Audience Demographics and Interest Reporting within Google Analytics to further our audience understanding so we can improve our content and user experience accordingly. Opt out of Google’s personalised advertising.


Functional cookies

YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics and prevent fraud. We embed some videos on our site from our official YouTube channels; when we do this, we aim to use the privacy-enhanced mode which means YouTube will not set a cookie unless a user clicks to play the video. YouTube cookies contain the count of views of embedded videos. YouTube privacy enhanced mode information.


Functional cookies

We use Twitter to display relevant feeds on our sites to enhance our content. Twitter widget data such as page visit and browser information is held within the cookie. Twitter also used logged in status information and may tailor content to improve your experience. Twitter privacy information and preference options.

Facebook and Facebook Pixel

Functional and targeting cookies

We use Facebook to display relevant feeds on our site to enhance our content. Facebook cookies indicate logged in status information to show relevant and social information for the social plugins and services. We use cookies to help Facebook show ads and to make recommendations based on information from Lincoln UTC that may be of interest to you. Facebook privacy information and opt out options.

Where Lincoln UTC embeds content from social media and other third party websites, some websites may use Google Analytics to collect data about user behaviour for their own purposes. Lincoln UTC does not control this. For more information, see ‘How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps’.

Changes to our cookie statement

Any changes we may make to our cookie statement in the future will be posted on this page.