Due to essential maintenance, our website will be temporarily unavailable from 5pm on Sunday 19 January. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Southampton City Council and its partner sites* all place cookies onto your computer for the purpose of making your visits to our sites more friendly and efficient. Legislation requires we tell you about this and to give you the option to remove these cookies if you so wish.

Southampton City Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this web site and this privacy statement applies to this entire website – www.southampton.gov.uk (and other associated websites) it does not apply to linked external websites. When linking to another web site, Southampton City Council recommends that you read their privacy statement on cookies.

Please note, some of our web pages include Google maps or links to YouTube film and these third party sites will register their own Cookies if you click into them.

Cookie security and privacy issues

Cookies are not intended to store any information that could otherwise identify the user/user identity – they only store information on user preferences. Due to their flexibility and the fact that many of the largest and most-visited websites use cookies by default, cookies are almost unavoidable. Disabling cookies will lock a user out of many of the most widely-used sites on the Internet like Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo mail, and others. Even search settings require cookies for language settings. Therefore you should be aware that by declining cookies on our site – you may find from time to time some pages will not respond as you anticipate.

When visiting our site, we will record the following information, in order to help us improve the browsing experience. We do not use this for tracking purposes.

  • IP address
  • Country
  • Browser
  • Operating system
  • Screen resolution


If you send us an email, its contents will be checked before it is released it to the person to whom it was sent. Software will automatically detect unacceptable content, including obscenities and profanities, certain attachment types, viruses, spam (junk emails). If an email that contains unacceptable content is detected, it will not be delivered.

*Partner Sites

These are sites that are owned and hosted by Southampton City Council. They include:

If you have any concerns or questions relating to this privacy statement then please contact: dataprotection@southampton.gov.uk