Privacy and Cookie Policy

The National Energy Foundation complies fully with the requirements of the UK's Data Protection Act, 1998.

The National Energy Foundation's website is designed to help you find out about the work of the Foundation, how to improve the use of energy in buildings, and more generally provide an introduction to sustainable energy. Our policy is only to collect and retain data from website users when it is necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the website, or to store data temporarily that will enable user requests to be met.

Data protection registration. The Foundation is registered under the Data Protection Act with no. Z7345445.

Data protection policy. Our policy is to retain personal data only for so long as it might be required to help you reduce your carbon footprint, use energy more efficiently, learn about renewable energy and climate change or where we believe we are required to retain data for legal purposes. We will only transfer data to other organisations in accordance with our registration and for the purposes indicated in this policy.

Data will not be used for sales purposes. The data that you provide to us will not be used by us for selling purposes. If you suspect that it has been used by third parties for selling activities, please let us know so that we can investigate the circumstances.

General. The National Energy Foundation site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is collected automatically by our web hosting company and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which help us to evaluate use of the site.

Cookies. The National Energy Foundation site's web hosts might set cookies in accordance with their normal practice in order to ensure the smooth operation of the site, specifically the following:


Sets the date and time that the user last visited the site.


Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after performing an action e.g. searching.


Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current date and time. Used to determine expiry of cookies and sessions.


A uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the user's browsing session ID.


A flag set to determine if a user is listed in the online users.


Determines the length of the session for a user.

Right of access. You have the right to be supplied with a copy of the data which we hold about you, but we might make a charge for providing a copy of this data to you.

Complaints. If you wish to complain about the service you've received or any other matter concerning our data policy, please contact our Data Protection Manager either by email or at our office address.