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The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. Under the Data Protection Act, we must safeguard the information which we collect from you.

When you visit the site, you do not have to give us any information about yourself. If you choose to e-mail us or complete an online form, the City of Edinburgh Council will not pass on this information to third parties for commercial purposes but may share this information with a third party service provider contracted to the City of Edinburgh Council to improve and develop services.  If you do not wish information about you to be shared with third parties you can request that this does not happen.

If you are using one of our discussion forums, please remember that any information which you post there will become public information. Think carefully before disclosing personal information online.

Your computer’s IP address will be recorded automatically in a logfile when you visit our site. This logfile does not contain any personal information about you and will only be used for statistical purposes.


The City of Edinburgh Council makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website but will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, or inconvenience arising in any way whatsoever from the use of this website.  If you think that there are any errors or out of date information please notify us, explaining which page contains the error.

External links

The City of Edinburgh Council provides links to external websites. Listing of sites and links to them should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. We do not accept responsibility for the contents or reliability of the linked web sites nor do we accept any liability for their accuracy or content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please let us know.


We want to make the content we provide on this website rich and relevant. This sometimes involves placing cookies on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are simple pieces of data stored on your hard drive. They are safe as they cannot be used to disseminate viruses and they can't be executed as code. Cookies we use cannot be used to identify you personally as no personal information such as telephone numbers or email addresses are stored within these cookies.

If you continue to browse the website,  we will assume that you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Third Party Cookies

Our site has a number of pages with embedded videos or other content from third parties. Cookies placed on your computer or mobile device from a third party are not related to

The City of Edinburgh Council does not control how a third party uses their cookies. Please check third party websites' privacy policies.