Warwickshire Police

COOKIE STATEMENT AND COOKIES WARWICKSHIRE POLICE USES

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Cookies may be used on some parts of our websites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies used on Warwickshire Police’s websites cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Our cookies can't read other data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We do not use cookies for collecting personal user information.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are stored on your computer and help us to recognise you if you return to our site at a later stage. This can save you time on future visits by storing information you may have previously entered onto our site. For example, they are used to verify who you are, for session management (session management is the process of keeping track of a user's activity across sessions of interaction with a website) and maintaining user site preferences.

You may block and / or delete cookies from this site, but this will have an impact on the site, as described in the information below.

If you want to know how to block cookies using your web browser please visit the page How to Manage Cookies

To make it clearer for you, we've divided how we use cookies into four different categories:

  • Setting-based: this type of cookie is used to remember a setting or preference, such as a colour or the size of text on a page.
  • Feature-based: this type of cookie is used to remember information about a feature on a page, such as the fact that you've watched a video clip or listened to an audio file previously.
  • Function-based: this type of cookie is used to remember information about how you use a website, and provide analytical information to site administrators.
  • Third-party: this type of cookie is created by a third-party, and can also fall under the categories of Setting, Feature and Functional. Where third-party cookies are present on our sites, we will attempt to be as upfront and clear as possible about their intended purpose.

Below is a list of the cookies Warwickshire Police uses on all or some of its sites.

Cookie(s) Category Name(s) Expires What the purpose is How to block What would happen
Login/User Account cookie -- All Sites Function-based, First-party __ac single session only If you need to log into a secure area of one of our sites, a cookie will be set for the duration of your session to keep you logged in. This cookie is only set if you log in; it is not set if you are browsing public pages. This cookie is only set if you log in to a secure area. If you wish to block this cookie we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browser. Blocking this cookie will prevent you from being able to log in to any secure area of the site, but will not affect the functionality of the rest of the site.
Login/User Account cookie -- Online News, Stats System Function-based, First-party _ZopeID single session only If you need to log into a secure area of one of our sites, this cookie is used for the duration of your session to keep you logged in. This cookie is only set if you log in; it is not set if you are browsing public pages. This cookie is set when you arrive at the site, but is only used if you log in. If you wish to block this cookie we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browser. Blocking this cookie will prevent you from being able to log in to any secure area of the site, but will not affect the functionality of the rest of the site.
Google Analytics cookies Function-based, Third-party _utma, _utmb, _utmc, etc. vary from single session only to 2years+ Analytical information is captured in most areas of the main site, to help us improve services and better understand user requirements. This information is captured through a free service provided by Google (Google Analytics), using multiple cookies. Specific information on the cookies used by Google Analytics is available here. Google Analytics cookies can be blocked in a number of different ways. Google offers an opt-out browser add-on for most modern web browsers, or cookies can be disabled directly within your browser. Blocking Google Analytics cookies will provide no reduced service to you, but we will be unable to capture detailed information about your experience online.
Google Translate cookies Function-based, Third-party Various vary from single session only to 2years+ The Google Translate service is available on most pages of this site. If you use the function, cookies will be set on your computer to remember language preferences and perform other functions related to teh translation service. The service also collects basic analytics information on usage, which involves it setting it's own Google Analytics cookies. Google Translate and Google Analytics cookies can be blocked in a number of different ways. Google offers an opt-out browser add-on for most modern web browsers, or cookies can be disabled directly within your browser. Blocking these cookies will provide no reduced service to you if you do not wish to use the Google Translate function.
ReadSpeak cookie Function-based, Third-party JSESSIONID single session only The ReadSpeak service is available on most pages on this site. If you use this function, a cookie will be set to enable it to function. The cookie is deleted at the end of the session. ReadSpeak also sets its own Google Analytics cookies. These cookies can be blocked in a number of different ways. Google offers an opt-out browser add-on for most modern web browsers, or cookies can be disabled directly within your browser. Blocking these cookies will provide no reduced service to you if you do not wish to use the ReadSpeak function.
YouTube cookie Feature-based, Third-party Various vary from single session only to 2years+ Web pages on the site occasionally include embedded YouTube videos. Where this occurs, YouTube can drop standard, and flash-based, cookies to collect analytical information. To ensure these cookies are not downloaded, we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browser. Blocking YouTube cookies may prevent some videos from playing properly.
Flickr / Yahoo cookies Setting-based, Feature-based, Function-based, Third-party Various vary from single session only to 2years+ Yahoo (the owner of Flickr) uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, such as keeping track of preferences you specify while you are using their services; delivering advertisements relevant to your interests; gathering anonymous information based on visits; obtaining general internal and customer analytics; conducting research to improve products and services; support security measures, and; assist in identifying possible fraudulent activities. You may wish to view additional information on Yahoo's practices regarding cookies. Yahoo cookies can be blocked in a number of different ways. To block all cookies from Yahoo, you can disable cookies directly within your browser. Blocking Yahoo cookies should not provide a reduced service to you on our site, but some of your preferences may not be remembered on the main Flickr website.
Crime Mapping System cookies -- Online News, Stats System Third-party sessionid, AWSELB, etc. vary from single session only to 1year+ When you visit an area of our site which contains Crime Maps (which are syndicated from http://www.police.uk), some cookies are set If you wish to block these cookies we recommend that you disable cookies directly within your browser. Blocking these cookies should not provide a reduced service to you on our site, but some of your preferences may not be remembered, and some of the Mapping system functions may not work correctly.