Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Leighton Corpoaration Limited’s (“Leighton”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) privacy notice.


Leighton respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.Please also use our Glossary to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this privacy notice.


Leighton is the controller and responsible for your personal data.We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below.

Contact details:

Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity: Leighton Corporation Limited
Email address:
Postal address: The Core, Bath Lane, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website:

Purpose of this privacy notice

This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Leighton collects and processes your personal data. We may collect and process your personal data when you enquire or purchase a product or service from us, when you correspond with us i.e. face to face, by telephone or by email and when using our website, including any data you may provide through our website i.e. by filling in forms on our website.

It is important that you read this privacy notice so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices we may issue from time to time and is not intended to override them.

Changes to the privacy notice and your duty to inform us of changes

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

The data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

Includes first name, maiden name, last name, marital status, title and gender.

Identity Data

Includes your postal address, email address and telephone numbers.

Contact Data

Includes details of products and services you may have purchased from us.

Transaction Data

Includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time-zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access the website.

Technical Data

Includes information about how you use our website, products and services.

Usage Data

Includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

Marketing and Communications Data

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

If you fail to provide personal data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

How is your personal data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

You may give us your identity, contact and transaction data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise.

Direct interactions

As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy for further details.

Automated technologies or interactions

This Cookie Policy explains how Leighton use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website or use our services. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases, we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone) when you visit a website. They can be useful for remembering your preferences, analysing how you use the website, and providing you with a personalised experience. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Leighton) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your device both when it visits the website in questions and when it visits certain other websites.

2. Why do we use cookies?

We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. More information on these can be found below. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our online properties. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our website. They enable core functionality, such as security, network management, and accessibility.

Essential Cookies:

We use analytics cookies to understand how visitors interact with our website. This helps us improve the content and functionality of the site

Analytics Cookies:

These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as language preferences) to provide a more personalised experience.

Preference Cookies:

We may use cookies for marketing purposes to deliver relevant advertisements and track the performance of our marketing campaigns.

Marketing Cookies:
3. How to control cookies:

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights be setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager.

The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.  The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner upon your first visit to our website. Additionally, it is always available by clicking the small ‘cookie’ icon in the bottom left-hand corner of our website at any time.

If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website, though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies.

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please note that disabling or blocking certain cookies may impact your experience on our website.

You can access the Cookie Consent Manager at any time to update your cookie preferences.

Cookie Consent Manager:

You can adjust your browser settings to accept or reject cookies. Visit your browser's help menu for more information.

Browser Settings:

Some third-party tools allow you to opt-out of certain cookies across different websites. For example, you can use the Network Advertising Initiative's opt-out tool or the Digital Advertising Alliance's tool.

Third-party Tools:

The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described below. Please note, the specific cookies you are served may vary depending on the specific online properties you visit.

Deleting cookies on your browser

As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information. The following provides information about how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers:  

‍• Internet Explorer

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt-out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit:  

Digital Advertising Alliance
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance

4. Types of cookies we use:

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone) when you visit a website. They can be useful for remembering your preferences, analysing how you use the website, and providing you with a personalised experience.

These are temporary cookies that are erased when you close your browser.

Session Cookies:

These cookies remain on your device for a longer period or until you manually delete them.

Persistent Cookies:

These cookies are set by the website you are visiting.

First-party Cookies:

These cookies are set by third-party services that are embedded on our website, such as analytics or social media plugins.

Third-party Cookies:
5. List of cookies we use:
Analytics and customisation cookies

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our website for you.  

Name: _ga
Purpose: Records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user
Service: Google Analytics (View Service Privacy Policy)
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 1 month 4 days  

Name: _ga_#
Purpose: Used to distinguish individual users by means of designation of a randomly generated number as client identifier, which allows calculation of visits and sessions
Service: Google Analytics (View Service Privacy Policy)
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 1 month 4 days


We use a service called Hotjar to track website visitor activity, such as which buttons visitors are clicking, how they are scrolling and how they are interacting with our website. This is managed via a third-party tracking code which is embedded into our website’s code. Due to this, a number of cookies may be used by Hotjar to ensure the tracking code functions correctly. You can access a full list of those cookies, their purposes and retention dates here.

We use a service called to help us identify what visitors have been on our website. This is managed via a third-party tracking code which is embedded into our website’s code. Due to this, a number of cookies may be used by Factors to ensure the tracking code functions correctly. You can find out more via the privacy policy here.


We use HubSpot as our CRM system. As we have the HubSpot tracking code installed on our website, HubSpot may set a number of tracking cookies on our website to understand when a visitor lands on the website and their behaviour better. You can access a full list of those cookies here.


We use LinkedIn advertising to deliver targeted adverts to people who may be interested in our products and services. As such, we use LinkedIn Tag Manager to monitor if those adverts have been effective, and if users of LinkedIn have visited our website after seeing an advert on the LinkedIn website. This is manged via a third-party tracking code which is embedded into our website’s code. Due to this, a number of cookies may be used by LinkedIn to ensure the tracking code functions correctly. You can find a full list of those cookies here.

6. Changes to this Cookie Policy:

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with the updated date.

6. Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of cookies, please contact us at:
+44 0191 305 5140

Last updated March 29, 2021
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