Cookie policy

The Police Ombudsman's Office is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Cookie Policy sets out how the Police Ombudsman's Office uses and protects any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when you use our website www.PoliceOmbudsman.org.

Please read the policy to understand our views and practices regarding cookie data and how we will treat it. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.

In order to provide full access to our website we sometimes need to collect information about you and how it will be used. This Cookie Policy provides details on the use of cookies on the website and how you can control and delete these cookies. This policy therefore applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our website;
  • Feedback information you provide to us through the website

Visitors to our website

When someone visits our website at www.PoliceOmbudsman.org we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any part of our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

COOKIE NAME PURPOSE
Online notification form cookie ASP.NET SessionID Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
  CMSPreferredCulture Cookie used to determine website users browser language, expires 24 hours after the site is first accessed.
  CMSCurrentTheme Cookie used to determine website visitor preference of colour scheme, expires 24 hours after the site is first accessed.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

COOKIE NAME PURPOSE
Google Analytics __utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmv
__utmz
USED TO TRACK VISITORS. Collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to complie reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

TARGETING COOKIES OR ADVERTISING COOKIES

COOKIE NAME PURPOSE
Double Click DoubleClick DART This cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. This is part of Google Custom Search Functionality.
comScore comScore Collect information about how visitors use our site. The information is used to compile reports and to help improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This is part of Google Custom Search Functionality.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

COOKIE NAME PURPOSE
Facebook   Features for sharing via Facebook. Does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.
ShareThis __uset
__stid
ShareThis cookies to help to share site content on social media sites.
YouTube   Features for sharing videos via YouTube, and remembering what videos you've seen.

 

 

Use of cookies and how to control and delete cookies

The Police Ombudsman's Office will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Police Ombudsman's Office website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.  The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.  Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website.

 

Third Party Cookies

We use Google Analytics to supply site analytics for our website usage to improve the way we present our website.  Google – www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The Police Ombudsman's Office does not control the dissemination of these cookies.  You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these and urge you to review these as they will govern the use of information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites.

Facebook – www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter - www.twitter.com/privacy

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

 To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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