How do we use the information we collect through this website?

When you visit website, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.

We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.

We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website for instance our Online Services, we will be up front about this.

Personal data that you provide to us will be processed in accordance with Isle of Man data protection legislation. We will only use personal information you provide through our website to assist answer your questions. We do not store this information in the website. 

Any communication you make with the GSC or with an individual through the GSC’s website may be monitored for quality control and security purposes.

For your convenience we have included links on this website to other websites that we believe you may find useful. When you follow one of these links, these websites have their own privacy policy and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of any personal information provided to them.  We strongly  advise you to check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites. 

Our website uses cookies, including Google Analytics, as they record user information to assist us in the improvement and about the way visitors use our website, The cookies we use do not collect personal information and they are not used to identify individuals. Please see here for terms and conditions and the use of cookies.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites that you visit. They 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 these pieces of information are used to improve services for you through:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better.

Cookies set by the GSC



Used to assist in the protection of Isle of Man Government websites against malicious attacks. Does not identify a unique user or store any personally identifiable information. See Cloudflare for more information.

Google Analytics



Used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use the site.  See Google Analytics for more information.

Cookies set by other websites through this site

We want to provide interesting and engaging content on our website. We sometimes embed photos and video content from other websites.  As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or Please be aware, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site.

Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice may change. If any significant change is made to this privacy notice we will provide a prominent notice on this website so that you can review the updated privacy notice.