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Legal & Privacy

Privacy Policy

All information provided to Dorset Police via our website will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties without your prior permission, unless we are required by law to do so.

Some elements of this site may require the provision of personal information, for example our online surveys or feedback forms. The provision of this personal information is entirely optional. Where personal information is submitted, we will only process that information where it is necessary to facilitate the purpose for which it is provided. Information will only be held long enough to respond to your enquiry or comment.



A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer tied to information about the user. Your preferred web browser can be configured to not accept cookies or to request your permission each time a website wishes to place on cookie on your computer. Due to their role in enabling functions or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website. For more information on how you can configure your web browser, please consult the help section for your particular browser.

More detailed information about cookies can be found on the website allaboutcookies.org.

The Dorset Police website utilises analytics software to monitor the use of our website. This software does not place any cookies on your computer.

Certain functions on the Dorset Police website require cookies to be placed on your computer, these include:

Subscriptions - If you subscribe to a page to be notifed automatically of amendments or updates a cookie will be placed on your computer. This cookie will enable the subscribe/unsubscribe function to work.

Online Polls - If you participate in an online poll, a cookie will be placed on your computer. This cookie enables you to view the current voting results. The cookie also enables the function of the polling system to ensure you can only vote once in any poll.

If you do not make use of the above functions, cookies will not be placed on your computer.


Cookie Domain Purpose
subs http://www.dorset.police.uk/ This cookie stores your e-mail address when you subscribe to a page (e.g. Job Vacancies). This enables you to unsubscribe at a later date.
userpoll http://www.dorset.police.uk/ This cookie stores your voting option if you participate in an online poll. This cookie remembers you have voted and prevents you from voting more than once and also displays the current poll standings.
style http://www.dorset.police.uk/ This cookie stores your chosen style (colour scheme) as part of our available Accessibility options
StylePicker%3Afontsize http://www.dorset.police.uk/ This cookie stores your chosen font size as part of our available Accessibility options
ASP.Net_sessionId http://www.dorset.police.uk/ This is a cookie that ASP.NET uses to store a unique identifier for your session. This cookie allows you to interact with the website. This cookie contains no personal information about you.The session cookie is automatically deleted when you exit your browser.
psc, uid, uit, urc, di, dt, loc http://www.addthis.com/

These cookies are used by AddThis which allows a user to share a web page via social media channels. The cookies collect anonymous information on visitors using this tool.

If you would prefer to opt-out of being tracked by AddThis across ALL websites, please follow this link http://www.addthis.com/advertising-choices >

guest_id http://www.twitter.com Features for sharing via Twitter, and viewing tweets by other people. Twitter Privacy Policy - https://twitter.com/privacy



Third Party Sites

The Dorset Police website contains many hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites will have their own privacy policies and use their own cookies and you should review these policies. Dorset Police is not responsible for the content of these third party sites or liable for the privacy practices of third party sites.  Consequently, Dorset Police assumes no responsibility for the content of these sites and will not be liable for any claims by third parties for any damage or injury arising from reliance on the information on these websites.