What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of information (in the form of a text file) which is sent from a website server and stored on a user's computer. Cookies are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client's computer.  Read a fuller explanation of cookies here (opens new browser window)

The West Yorkshire Police website uses unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer. Some cookies on this site are essential however, and the site will not work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit an online form, login to subscribe for news updates / NPT newsletter updates or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple hyperlinks.

We also use some non-essential third party cookies to anonymously track visitors. If you are unhappy with the use of third party cookies please scroll down to read information about the cookies used. NOTE disabling certain cookies may disable some of the features of this website.


Cookies Used by this Website 

Google Analytics

West Yorkshire Police use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. This tool uses cookies to collect anonymous information about the pages you visit and the time you spend on the website. The google analytics cookie also tracks information such as how visitors get to our website, search terms used, the country they are viewing from, how long a visitor stays on a page, and what browser is being used - amongst other things. No personal information is collected or used by this cookie.

If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, then please click here.


YouTube Videos

West Yorkshire Police use embedded YouTube videos on our News and Neighbourhood Policing Team pages, to allow easy sharing of our video content. A cookie is used to collect anonymous information on visitors using this tool. YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics, prevent fraud and to improve the site experience, among other things.

If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by YouTube cookies, then please click here.


AddThis Page Sharing Tool

West Yorkshire Police use the "AddThis" toolbar on our pages to allow easy sharing of our web 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 click here.


ReadSpeaker Website Reader

West Yorkshire Police website uses "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.

Read more about ReadSpeaker here.


Additional Useful Links

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External Websites Disclaimer

Please note that by accessing external links you will leave the West Yorkshire Police website. West Yorkshire Police are not responsible for the quality, accuracy or content of external websites.