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A cookie is a small piece of information (in the form of a text file) which is sent from a website server and stored on a user's computer. Cookies are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client's computer. Read a fuller explanation of cookies here (opens new browser window).

The West Midlands Police website uses unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer. All cookies on this site are not essential however, and the site will work as expected without them. Please see below for a list of all cookies used within the website.

We also use some non-essential third party cookies to anonymously track visitors. NOTE: disabling certain cookies may disable some of the features of this website.

What cookies does our website use?

The West Midlands Police website uses various non-intrusive cookies. Note that if you don't use all the features of the website (i.e. postcode search etc. then you won't be subject to these cookies.

The only cookie set without implicit permission is the Google Analytics tracking cookie, which anonymously tracks your visit throughout the website. Usage of the website implies you are happy for us to set this non-essential third party cookie.