Cookie Policy


Cookies

What Are Cookies

Cookies are small data files which we sometimes place on your device you use to visit our website. Cookies are used on this website to improve user experience and for essential functionality; they are not used for identification purposes. You consent to us placing cookies on your device if you continue to use our website with your browser settings set to accept cookies. This policy describes what information they gather, how we use it and why Greater Manchester Police need to use and store these cookies. We will also share how you can withdraw your consent by setting your browser to prevent these cookies from being stored. See the section below Managing & Disabling Cookies. However this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at the About Cookies website.

Managing & Disabling Cookies

The cookies we use will be sent to your browser and then stored in the cookies directory on your device. You can change your cookie preferences by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for advice on how to do this). This will also allow you to reject or delete any cookies set by our website. Be aware that disabling or deleting cookies may impact the functionality of this website, and on your experience using this website. As a result, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies unless you wish to withdraw your consent to the cookies being stored.

How We Use Cookies

Greater Manchester Police use cookies to make sure our website is user friendly and easy to use and to understand how visitors use our website to ensure it continues to meet their needs.

The cookies we may use on your device will:

  • Remember that you may have already seen and acknowledged site messages so you do not need to be continuously given the same information several times.
  • Measure how you use our website so we can make sure it is useful and continues to meet your needs
  • Enable functionality to make our website easier to use and navigate with enough capacity for all users

The Cookies We Set

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
alertbox

This cookie is used to remember users preference when acknowledging website messages

5 Years
_gat This cookie is used when handling search functionality on the website to throttle refresh rates 1 Minute
_gid This cookie is used to distinguish users to help us count how many people visit our website 1 Day
_ga This cookie is used to distinguish users to helps us count how many people visit our website 2 Years

 

Further Google Analytics Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Expiration Time
_utma This cookie can be used to distinguish users to help us count how many people visit our website or certain pages of our website 2 years
_utmb This cookie can be used with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our website 30 minutes
_utmc This cookie can be used with _utmb to calculate the average length of time you spend on our website Until you close your browser
_utmz This cookie can be used so GMP can find out how you reached our website. 6 months

Note that this list is just a snapshot example which is liable to change without notice.

Opt-out of Google Analytics

If you want to opt out, Google have provided website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics by developing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To opt out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. More information and the link to download is available here. You can also change your cookie preferences by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for advice on how to do this).

Third Party Cookies & Embedded Content

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Embedded Content

Greater Manchester Police want to provide interesting and engaging content throughout our website. This means on some pages we may use media from third party sources through plug-ins or embedded content to enhance our users experience when visiting our website. We may also share our content with popular social media and other platforms for the same purpose. Examples of this may include, but is not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Pinterest & Instagram.

Note that this list is not extensive and is just a snapshot example which is liable to change without notice.

Service Link to Privacy Notice
Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php
Twitter https://twitter.com/privacy
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines
Flickr https://policies.yahoo.com/privacy/flickr
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Pinterest https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy
Instagram https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

 

Other External Third Party Services

Greater Manchester Police use, or may link to, a number of other third party services or suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites or may set cookies on their behalf. This is to ensure we provide engaging and relevant content and services to you, such as those that allow the use of our online chat service.

Service Link to Privacy Notice
IMSupporting https://www.imsupporting.com/cookie-policy/
SignVideo https://www.signvideo.co.uk/privacy-policy/
Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy-policy/
Issuu https://issuu.com/legal/privacy
CoverItLive https://www.scribblelive.com/legal/privacy-policy/
ReportMyLoss https://www.reportmyloss.com/uk/privacy

Note that this list is not extensive and is just a snapshot example which is liable to change without notice.

These suppliers of third party services are responsible for setting out their own cookie and privacy policies, which Greater Manchester Police cannot control and takes no responsibility for. Please refer to our disclaimer. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, or with their website, please refer to their website for more information.

More Information

If you would like further information about website privacy and how we use cookies, please contact us.

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