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Privacy & cookies

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us.

Privacy Notice

To find out how and why North Yorkshire Police process your personal data and the steps we take to keep your information safe, click here.


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

Cookies are harmless text files which may be stored on your computer whilst using the site. We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and enable certain features or functionality.

We also measure statistics about visitors to the site and their usage e.g. where they came from, what pages they visit and what browser they are using. Knowing how our site is being used means we can improve our user’s experience in the future. We do not use cookies for advertising purposes or pass user data to any other organisation.

All cookies used on this site are listed below. If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but this may negatively effect your experience on the site.

  • WordPress cookies
    • wordpress_test_cookie
    • comment_author, comment_author_email
    • wp-settings, wp-settings-time
  • Google cookies
    • Google Analytics
    • Google Maps
    • Google Site Search
  • New Relic
  • Third party cookies (these are cookies set by other web sites whose services we use)

Google Analytics

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.

The data we collect help 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

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

Single Online Home

Some of our services, such as online crime reporting, are provided by police.uk. This site has its own terms and conditions, cookies and privacy notice.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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 law firm Pinsent Masons.

If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit 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.