Privacy and cookies

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to access the internet. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they store information about you on your computer.

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others.

The cookies we use are:

  • Google Analytics, to analyse the use of our website. This tracks information such as how visitors get to our website, what pages are being viewed and what web browser is being used.
  • cmetrix, to ask for your opinion about our website. This tracks whether or not you have completed our customer satisfaction survey, and whether you would not be prepared to do so in the future.

Our website is run using a content management system. This produces cookies that are used across the main website as follows;

Name of cookiePurpose

ASP.NET_SessionID 

This cookie is essential to be able to use our website. It is created as soon as you visit our website, and stores a unique identifier for your session. This session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is erased when you close your web browser.

Google Analytics;
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We collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

XitSurvey

We conduct web visitor exit surveys which deposit a cookie on your browser. The cookie is deposited so that a record is kept of how many times the user is prompted to complete the form. If this is disabled you will always get a prompt as the survey software will not know you've prompted previously.

FacebookUsed to track visitors
Features for sharing via Facebook. Does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.
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This cookie is essential to be able to use our website. It is created as soon as you visit our website, and stores a unique identifier for your session. This session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is erased when you close your web browser.

Third party cookies

(These are cookies set by other web sites whose services we use.)

Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/
Google analytics is a web statistics package. We use Google Analytics to gather information about how you use our websites. Google sets a cookie so we can see which pages people have landed on and how they have navigated through the site. We cannot obtain personal information from this data. For more information visit Cookies and Google Analytics and the Google privacy center: privacy policy.

The data we collect helps us identify those services that matter to you by enabling us to understand:

  • which pages people visit on the site;
  • which internet browsers are being used;
  • what pages are popular;
  • which interactive tools are used,

Google have developed a browser Add-on which excludes Google Analytics recording your activities on any websites using Google Analytics. It's totally free and can be installed on most browsers. At the time of writing, this add-on is still in BETA (last stage of testing before commercial release).

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/
We embed some Twitter feeds on our pages. Twitter then use cookies to determine who follows the various links contained in these embedded feeds. For further information read the Twitter privacy policy.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
We embed some Facebook feeds on our pages. Facebook then use cookies to determine who follows the various links contained in these embedded feeds. For further information read the Facebook privacy policy.

External cookies
Many sites we refer you to will immediately set session cookies. We cannot audit the use of cookies by these external sites so you should be aware of their use and be prepared to manage them if you follow links to other sites from the North Yorkshire Police website.

Managing cookies

If you do not want to receive any cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. You can find more information at www.aboutcookies.org, a guide to deleting and controlling cookies from international law firm Pinsent Masons.

If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you do set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on this and other websites that does not work.

Find out more on How to control cookies

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