Privacy and Cookies

Data Protection

The use of this website does not require you to provide any personal information.

If an online form requests personal information, this will be optional.

Information about Northumbria Police and the Data Protection act 1998 can be found here.

Privacy and confidentiality

We respect the fact that people may wish to contact us confidentially and we will usually not share information provided via the website with anyone outside of Northumbria Police without requesting permission.

There may however, be instances where it is necessary to disclose information in the public interest. Whenever this is the case, we will act in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

About cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's computer which stores information which helps the website. 

Your web browser can be set to not accept cookies or to ask you for permission each time a website wishes to place a cookie on your computer. Please consult the help function for your particular browser. 

For more detailed information about cookies please see the All about cookies website.

Web analytics and cookies

The information generated by web analytics cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to the web analytics tools we use.

This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Northumbria Police.

We use this information to help us improve the content of our website to meet our users' needs.

Northumbria Police will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site.

We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the any statistical analytics tool.

We do not use cookies to store or retrieve information relating to personal identities, and we do not share any personal information stored in cookies with other organisations.

We only use cookies on this website in the following ways.

Cookies used by this website

Google Analytics Cookies

Cookie nameTypeOwned byContains personal info?
_utmaStored in your browserGoogleNo
_utmbStored in your browserGoogleNo
_utmcStored in your browserGoogleNo
_utmzStored in your browserGoogleNo

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither Northumbria Police nor Google will link, or seek to link, IP address information gathered via Google analytics with the identity of a computer user as a result of use of this site or the cookies it produces.

Clicky Stats Cookies

Cookie nameTypeOwned byContains personal info?
_jsuidStored in your browserClicky StatsNo

These help us to benchmark how many people use our website and confirms which parts of the website are most popular.

This cookie contains no personal information about you whatsoever. 

Northumbria Police Website Cookies

Cookie nameTypeOwned byContains personal info?
ASP.NET_SessionIDSession CookieNorthumbria PoliceNo
ASPSESSIONIDSession CookieNorthumbria PoliceNo
first_pvSession CookieNorthumbria PoliceNo


These allow you to interact with the website, and help the website to deliver it's information to you. These cookies contains no personal information about you whatsoever.

These also only exist while you are in our current session viewing the website Once you close down your web browser, these will disappear. These cookies contains no personal information about you whatsoever.

Talk Forums (youcan-np.org.uk)

This service requires users to have an account in order to log in and take part in the conversations on the website. All that is required for an account is an email 

Cookie nameTypeOwned byContains personal info?
.CommunityServerStored in your browserNorthumbria PoliceNo
CSAnonymousStored in your browserNorthumbria PoliceNo
CommunityServer-AutoLoginCookieStored in your browserNorthumbria PoliceNo
CommunityServerLastVisitUpdatedStored in your browserNorthumbria PoliceTime of login
CommunityServer-UserCookie
Stored in your browserNorthumbria PoliceLogin name only

This service does not require you to provide personal data, other than an email address, a username and a password. If you do not wish to use cookies this service may not operate effectively.

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser

Google Chrome

  • Click on the ‘wrench’ icon on the browser (usually found top-right corner) to open the tools menu
  • From the tools menu select ‘Options’
  • Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab from the menu on the left.
  • In the ‘Privacy’ section, select the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies: select ‘Allow local data to be set’ option
  • To disable cookies: select ‘Block all cookies’ option
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google:http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  • Click on Tools at the top of your browser window and select Internet Options
  • In the options window navigate to the Privacy tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on Tools at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck at ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla:http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Opera

  • Click on 'Setting’ at the browser menu and select Settings
  • Select ‘Quick Preferences’
  • To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
  • To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software:http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/

Safari on OSX

  • Click on Safari at the menu bar and select the Preferences option
  • Click on Security
  • To enable cookies: In the Accept cookies section select Only from site you navigate to
  • To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

All other browsers

Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.