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 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
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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.
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Additional Useful Links
Read more about Cookies their use and how to control them from the following websites;
- Information Commissioner's Office
- WhatAreCookes Cookies Advice Website
- AboutCookies.org Cookies Advice Website
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External Websites Links 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.