VisitLanarkshire respects your privacy and will only collect information that helps you to get the most from our site.

The purpose of this privacy statement is to provide you with details of how (‘we’ / ‘us’ / ‘our’) will collect, store and use the personal data you supply to it. Personal data is information which relates to identifiable living individuals. See also Terms and Conditions.

It is the policy of that it will act in accordance with current legislation (Data Protection Act 2018) and aims to meet current best practice with regard to the processing of personal data.


In using this site, you may provide certain personal data to, and certain data about you may be collected by 'cookies'. Cookies are temporary Internet files which are used to enhance the use of this site, and to allow us to build up a more detailed profile of you. In agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the web site (of which this Privacy Policy forms part), you agree that can compile and process this personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Cookies are a feature of web browsers allowing web servers to temporarily store information within your browser. uses cookies so we can monitor the number of users accessing our website and to monitor the geographic location of our users. Cookies also give the ability to track your activity through the website which means we can better respond to your needs and improve your site experience (for example in saving your itinerary). Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. You can edit your browser options to ensure you do not receive cookies in future but any sites you visit will be unable to offer you a personalised service.

By continuing to use our website you are accepting our use of cookies as outlined below. The All About Cookies website gives more detailed information on how to manage what cookies are stored on your device. Note that choosing to refuse the cookies set by any of our sites will likely impair functionality.

Persistent cookies

These cookies remember your preferences from visit to visit and remember, for example, if you have changed the font size and whether you have JavaScript enabled on your device. Persistent cookies will remain on your device for a given time, unless you delete them.

Google Analytics

This web analytics tool helps us understand how visitors engage with our site. We can review reports about how visitors interact with our website and this helps us improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. We do not allow Google to collect data for advertising features and we don't allow Google to use or share our analytics data. You can opt out from Google Analytics if you wish.

Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies)

VisitLanarkshire sometimes uses Adobe Flash Player to deliver our video content. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

How to disable Flash cookies

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like or for all websites. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash-based content on our sites.

Cookies set by third-party sites

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr, for example. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. North Lanarkshire Council does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

Use of Personal Data shall only use your data for the purposes for which it is provided or for purposes to which you have consented. Where we have stored contact details in relation to a business listing, this information will be used to communicate with you regarding the business listing. We may also contact you with information on relevant business support and / or business events.

If you would prefer your information not to be used in these ways please contact us in [email protected]

Storage and Correction of Personal Data will retain the personal data it holds unless and until you send us notice that you no longer wish us to retain this data. is obliged to supply you, on request, with a copy of the personal data it holds about you, provided that you pay a small fee. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us using the details set out in the previous paragraph for more details. Should you discover any inaccuracies in any information on the site, please notify us as soon as possible at the same address. We will then correct our records, and notify any third parties to whom such personal information may have been transmitted.