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When you first visit this website, you will see a message informing you about cookies. If you click the “Hide this message” button, a cookie will be set that records your preference. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. To find out how to do this, see the managing cookies in your browser; section below. Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features of the website may not work correctly.


Managing cookies in your browser

Below are links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.


Specific Cookies in use on this site

1. Google Analytics

The Policing Authority uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google), to assist us in the functioning of this website. This service helps us to provide relevant information in an easily accessible format. We use IP Anonymization in Google Analytics thus the IP address of the device you use to access our website is anonymised.

A sample of the types of cookies that are used on this website are outlined below. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website, please bring such concerns to our attention. Please note that the Policing Authority does not collect information for advertising or retargeting purposes. You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: you can download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here


Google Analytics Cookie Name Description Expiration
_ga Used to distinguish visitors to site Does not Expire
__utmz Collects data on where user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. 6 months from set/update.