SWAN is committed to safeguarding your privacy, while providing a high quality of service. SWAN will treat your personal information as confidential and your personal details will not be given or sold to anyone.

We will use the information collected online to help us understand more about how our site is used by visitors, and to develop and enhance our services to you.


Privacy Policy: Your personal information

When you provide SWAN with personal information, for example, when using the feedback form, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. For full details of how we handle your personal information through our referral system please see:

• Client guide to the referral system

SWAN makes every effort to ensure the security and integrity of emails on our site. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information after we’ve received it, SWAN cannot ensure or guarantee the security of information when it is being transmitted.

Note: This privacy policy only covers this website www.stocktonadvice.org.uk : other websites linked from this website are not covered by this policy. Once you have accessed another website via one of our links you will be subject to the security and privacy policy of that site.


What are Cookies

Cookies are text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.
Cookies are nothing to be afraid of - We don’t store personal or sensitive information in the cookies we create.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies to:

• track aspects of user visits, including the length of a user's visit, their browser, geographic location and the use of the search facility on this website
• remember users selected contrast and/or text resizing style preferences for this website

For more information on Google Analytics tracking, click here

How you can manage or delete cookies

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can change settings in your web browser so that your browser tells you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies, the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, these sites can provide more information on how to do this: