Legal & Privacy

Dorset Police hosts sub-sites, including for the Dorset Local Resilience Forum. This Legal & Privacy Policy also applied to those other sites.

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

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

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.


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