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Privacy & cookies

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

Privacy Notice

This site is hosted by North Yorkshire Police on behalf of the Citizens in Policing. To find out how and why we 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.

The cookies we use

With your consent, we’d like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.

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.

Cookie Name Purpose
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga
_gid collect r/collect
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

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.

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.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the cookies icon. You can then adjust the available settings to ‘On’ or ‘Off’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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