Privacy and cookies information

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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All images used are either the property of Hull City Council, or have been used with the expressed permission of the image owner. Unless otherwise stated all gallery images are owned by Hull City Council. Gallery images can be used to positively promote Hull and may be reproduced provided it is not for any commercial gain. Any images used must include a clear credit stating: ‘Photo/ image kindly used with permission: Copyright of Hull City Council’.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site uses analytics to track visitor journeys and to monitor content shares. The data is used to improve the site and to assess the success of stories/articles. The analytics data does not allow individuals to be identified.  

Subscribing to our news feed

If you choose to subscribe to our news feed, your email address will be retained by the third party subscription service.

Sharing content

If you choose to share content on social media, cookies will be set to record this action.


Cookies are small anonymous text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone by the websites that you visit. We are committed to only using cookies that are either essential (such as they are required to make something work) or that help us to make your experience of using our website better.

Cookies are categorised based on how they may affect your privacy. By using our website you consent to us sending you exempt or minimally intrusive cookies. If you choose to take steps to prevent these types of cookies our site may not perform well for you. Some examples of what these are and what they do are listed below.

Our cookies help us –

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and Twitter
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to –

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

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Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

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Essential third party functions

Our site includes the following cookies set by Third Party applications/widgets. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties. This includes ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ options for various social media platforms. The privacy implications of these will vary and depend on the privacy settings you have chosen on those networks – NID Google cookie __stid Social media share buttons
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Turning cookies off

You can disable cookies in your browser, although this will probably cause our site (and others) to either work incorrectly, or stop working altogether.

How to disable cookies in different browsers

Rather than disabling cookies you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

Managing cookies with anti spyware software (an overview).

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