Privacy Policy

We collect certain information or data about you when you use this website. We only collect:

  • information on how you use the site

This helps us to:

  • effectively manage our website

We may use any data you provide or that we collect for the purpose of operating our website and service. We may process this data for those legitimate interests. If you have consented to the use of any data provided by you, then we will rely on that consent.

Where your data is stored

We store your data on secure servers in the UK. The servers and infrastructure are provided by Amazon Web Services.

Keeping your data secure

Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data. Any data you transmit is at your own risk. Avon and Somerset Police treats all information submitted by users in confidence.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website puts small files (known as “cookies”) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Cookies are used to:

  • measure website usage

Cookies are small text files that are collected by your browser from websites you visit which are then stored on your device. Cookies are widely used in order to enable website functionality and make sites work more efficiently. Each cookie is a unique tag which allows us to keep track of visitor numbers, see how our website is used and, in some instances, remember a user if they visit us again. Cookies also help advertisers provide you with relevant marketing materials. Cookies are not used to identify you personally.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

  • Name: _ga
    • Purpose: This helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before
    • Expires: 2 years
  • Name: _gat
    • Purpose: Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made
    • Expires: 10 minutes
  • Name: _gid
    • Purpose: This helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before
    • Expires: 24 hours

Your rights

You have rights in respect of our processing of your personal data:

  • You can request access to personal data we retain
  • You can request that any data we hold that may be incorrect is corrected
  • You can request, where certain conditions apply, that any data we hold is erased
  • You can object, where certain conditions apply, to our processing your data and seek to restrict us from doing so
  • You have the right to data portability
  • If you have provided consent for us to process your data, you may withdraw that consent at any time (however, we may rely on other bases to process your data if applicable). Withdrawing consent does not make unlawful our prior use of your data when your consent was in place
  • If you are concerned about how we process your data, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Contact details

For any queries about the above information, or our website – please contact:

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