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Privacy


Information provided to Hertfordshire Constabulary by the users of this website will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless required to do so by law.


Cookies


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website and helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.


We use ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works , for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.


Different functions of our website also use different types of cookies. For example this could be:


• Where content alternates on the site, like our ‘Wanted’ section on the homepage
• If you subscribe to a section of our website
• If you take part in a poll on the site

 

Managing your Visit

 

We use a number of cookies to remember your selections or preferences that you've made when looking at the information on this site.

 

Name

Typical content

Expires

Uid

randomly generated text

1 year

PHPSESSID

randomly generated text

When you close your browser




Specifically Google Analytics


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

Name

Typical content

Expires

_utma

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmb

randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

randomly generated number

when you close your browser

_utmz

randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months