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Privacy Policy

This statement describes the privacy policy for the MI5 website at It doesn’t cover the websites we link to, which may have different privacy policies. If this privacy statement changes in any way, we’ll place an updated version on this page.

Information that we collect

We collect certain information or data about you when you use

This includes:

  • your IP address from which you access our website, and details of which version of web browser and operating system you used
  • the date and time of your visit
  • clickstream data, which is information on how you use our website, using cookies and page tagging techniques to help us improve our website
  • the website address of the website from which you accessed our website
  • the website address of the website that you visited on leaving our website

This helps us to:

  • improve our website by monitoring how you use it
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to

Personal information

The MI5 website doesn’t store or capture personal information about visitors. The system will record your email address and other information if you volunteer it through the contact form, but you don’t have to provide personal information if you don’t want to.

Where your data is stored

We store your data on secure servers in the United Kingdom.

Your data can only be viewed by our staff or our suppliers.

By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.


We’ll treat your information and any personal details in confidence unless you tell us otherwise or exceptionally if there’s a need to share it with appropriate parties such as the police. Information you supply via the contact form on this site will be transmitted and processed securely.


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