Privacy statement

Data protection

The website has been designed so that you can visit it without the need to provide personal information about yourself.

If we request any personal information from you we will explain why we are asking for that information. We will only use the information that you give for the purpose we describe.

We will not pass this information on to anyone else unless we have your permission.

Cheshire Constabulary is registered under and compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Confidentiality

We respect your right to contact us confidentially. We will not usually share your information with anyone outside of Cheshire Constabulary unless we have asked for your permission. However, if in the public interest it is necessary to disclose information provided, we may use your personal details without asking for your permission, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988.

Cookies

Google Analytics

Cheshire Police use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. This tool uses 'cookies', small text files which are automatically downloaded on your computer to collect anonymous information. This tracks information such as how visitors get to our website, what pages are being viewed and what Internet Browser is being used.

If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, then please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

AddThis

Cheshire Police use the AddThis toolbar on some of our pages to allow easy sharing of pages to websites such as Facebook and Twitter. A cookie is used to collect anonymous information on visitors using this tool.

If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by AddThis across all websites, then please visit http://www.addthis.com/advertising-choices

ReadSpeaker

Cheshire Police use ReadSpeaker to allow you to listen to our website. A cookie is used to store your preferences such as reading speed and type of highlighting. Cookies are only stored if you choose to run ReadSpeaker.