Cookies Policy

<p>Any information provided to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre by users thorough this site will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless required to do so by law. Where the provision of personal data is required to enable CEOP to provide a specific service to the user, the details collected will only be used for policing purposes.</p>
<p>The CEOP reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is for internal use to allow service improvement. Where appropriate it may be used in support of the policing purposes as provided for in legislation.</p>
<p>By continuing to use this site you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this statement.</p>
<h2>Openness and Transparency</h2>
<p>CEOP is an affiliate of the <a title="This link takes you to the 'Serious Organised Crime Agency' website" href="http://www.soca.gov.uk/">Serious Organised Crime Agency</a> (SOCA) and as such derives its statutory powers from the <a title="This link takes you to the 'Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005' page of the Office of Public Sector Information website." href="http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/20050015.htm">Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005</a>. &nbsp;Although, CEOP is not a public authority for the purposes of <a title="This link takes you to the 'Freedom of information Act 2000' page of the Office of Public Sector Information website." href="http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts2000/20000036.htm">The Freedom of Information Act 2000</a>, it is the aim of the organisation to be as open and transparent in our dealings with the public wherever possible and each request for information will be considered on a case by case basis.</p>
<h2>Third Party Sites</h2>
<p>Please be aware that the CEOP website may include links to other websites. All links to external sites will open in a new window. CEOP are not responsible for the data, policies, procedures or the content of these linked websites. It is your responsibility to ensure that you read any terms and conditions and policies applicable to such third party sites.</p>
<h2>Linking to this site</h2>
<p>CEOP is happy to encourage hypertext links to our website, provided these are not intended to be used in a misleading context.</p>
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<h2>Related internet links</h2>
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<li><a title="This link takes you to the 'Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005' page of the Office of Public Sector Information website." href="http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/20050015.htm">Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005</a> </li>
<li><a title="This link takes you to the 'Freedom of Information Act 2000' page of the Office of Public Sector Information website." href="http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/20000036.htm">Freedom of Information Act 2000</a> </li>
<li><a title="This link takes you to the 'Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002' page of the Office of Public Sector Information website." href="http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/scotland/acts2002/20020013.htm">Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002</a> </li>
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When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.  Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone.  These include small files known as cookies.  They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every webpage requested
  • Measuring how many people are using the service, so they can be made easier to use and there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • Analysing anonymous data to help us understand how people interact with government services so we can make them better

You can manage these files yourself and learn more about them from the directgov website:

If you would like to learn how to remove cookies which have been set on your device please visit:

http://www.aboutcookies.org

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Typical Content Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId For retaining viewstate and session information.  In completing a task, to enable you to complete the task without re-entering information already given. Randomly generated number When user closes browser
Cookie Used when logging into password protected areas of our site.  Once logged in user will not have to log in again for each webpage requested from our service. Randomly generated number None set

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Google Analytics - Measuring how many people are using our sites, so they can be made easier to use and allow us to make sure there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast Randomly generated number 2 years

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Randomly generated number 30 minutes

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Randomly generated number When user closes browser
__utmz Randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

For further information on Google Analytics please visit their website:

Third Party Cookies

Name Purpose Link to site’s information

AddThis

AddThis. Social bookmarking buttons used on some of our pages to allow easy sharing of pages to websites such as Facebook and Twitter. A cookie is used to collect anonymous information on visitors using this tool.

AddThis collect non-personally identifiable information from many of the websites in which AddThis is enabled, and use that information to deliver targeted advertising on those websites as well as other websites you may visit.
Website
Twitter We use Twitter 'Follow' and 'Tweet' links to allow easy sharing on some pages. Twitter may set cookies in the provision of these services. Website
YouTube We embed videos from our official YouTube channel. Cookies from YouTube may be set on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. Website
Facebook We use Facebook 'Like' and 'Share' links to allow easy sharing on some pages. Facebook may set Cookies in the provision of this service. Website

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookie to collect personally identifiable information about you.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies set you can do this through your browser settings.  The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how to do this. 

You may also wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers, and more general information about deleting cookies from your devices.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, click on the cookie to open it.  You will see a short string of numbers and text.  The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookies.  For mobile devices please refer to your user manual.

To opt out of third parties cookies collecting any data, please refer to their website for further information.