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Privacy Statement

Our privacy statement explains how the Comptroller and Auditor General and the National Audit Office use and protect the data they hold.

View the full privacy statement


When we provide services, we want to make  them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the  internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone.  These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services

You can find out more about cookies used on our website here:

List of cookies on this website

Management of NAO records

Sets out the retention and disposal policy for NAO’s records, both paper and electronic:

Retention Disposal Schedules NAO Records (pdf – 201KB)

Statement on the Management of Personal Data

We have updated our statement on the management of personal data to reaffirm our commitment to the proper management of personal and explain our preparations for the General Data Protection Regulations.

Statement on the Management of Personal Data at the NAO (pdf – 215KB)