When someone visits the Thames Valley Police website, Thames Valley Police collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as how many people are visiting this website. This log information is collected in a way which does not identify anyone.
We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of this website. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ – text files placed on your computer – to collect log information and visitor behaviour patterns in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Thames Valley Police.
Thames Valley Police will not (and will not allow any third party to) use Google Analytics to track or collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to this website.
Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie.
By continuing to use this website, you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this privacy statement. This privacy statement only covers the Thames Valley Police website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk. Links from this website to external websites are not covered by this privacy statement.
Fair Processing Notice
The use and disclosure of personal data is governed in the United Kingdom by the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’) under which Thames Valley Police is registered as a ‘data controller’. As such, Thames Valley Police is obliged to ensure that it handles all personal data in accordance with the Act.
The ‘how we use personal data’ document provides information about how Thames Valley Police obtains, holds, uses and discloses information about people (their personal data), the steps we take to ensure that it is protected, and the rights individuals have in regard to their personal data handled by Thames Valley Police.