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Cookies

Avon and Somerset Police's website puts small files (known as "cookies") onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • display a cookie law notice
  • measure website usage (Google Analytics)
  • maintain data between form pages
  • process online payments

Cookies are not used to identify you personally.

First party cookies

  • Name: __RequestVerificationToken
    • Purpose: Prevents bots from submitting forms
    • Expires: When you close your browser
  • Name: formation.client
    • Purpose: Maintains data between pages
    • Expires: 120 minutes
  • Name: AWSELB
    • Purpose: Cookie to direct your requests to an available server
    • Expires: 20 minutes
  • Name: cb-enabled
    • Purpose: Display a cookie law notice to new users of the website
    • Expires: 1 year
  • Name: aspTNWAuthCookie
    • Purpose: Allows users with accounts to log in to our website
    • Expires: When you close your browser

Third party cookies

We use third party cookies to improve our online services. These cookies enable us to gather information about users who access our site and what actions they take. They also allow us to obtain feedback from users and work with partners to provide the best possible service.

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

Stripe

We use the independent third party payments processor Stripe to process online payments.

To view the cookies that Stripe use, visit their Cookies and Similar Technologies page.

Wufoo

We use Wufoo to receive feedback on web pages and forms.

To view the cookies that Wufoo use, visit their Cookies Policy page.