Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make website work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Cookie preferences||CookieControl||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on www.southyorks.police.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that users preference will be stored in this cookie.|
|Necessary cookies||ARRAffinity ARRAffinitySameSite||This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.|
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_gat |
|These cookies are used to collect information about how our visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and help us to improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where the visitors to the website have come from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.|
|YouTube cookies||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YSC |
|These cookies are set by YouTube to keep track of user preferences for videos embedded in sites. It can also determine whether the website visitor is using a new or old version of the YouTube interface. The YSC cookie is used by YouTube to remember user input and associate a user’s actions. This cookie lasts for as long as the user keeps the browser open. CONSENT carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising they may have seen before visiting the website.|
|translate-pa.googlepis.com||NID||This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.|
How do I change my cookie settings?
If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it will mean that your browsing experience on our website may be limited.
You can manage our cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon in the bottom left corner of our the page. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
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.
The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the individual (known in the act as the Data Subject) various rights. All staff working in the service have a duty of confidentiality.
A breach of confidentiality or the Data Protection Act 2018 may result in the Force taking disciplinary action.
The service actively implements and regularly audits security measures to ensure your information is safe.