Privacy Policy

Information provided to the Metropolitan Police Service by users through the use of this website will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless we are required to do so by law.

We gather information about site usage in order to assist in the development and improvement of service to the public. At the moment this information consists of:

  • Summary data provided by our ISP, which is derived from server logs using the software package "Analog". We do not receive the server logs themselves nor any related data that could identify individual users.
  • Information provided voluntarily by users through online feedback forms. Feedback data cannot be identified with an individual unless they voluntarily supply their name or other identifying details. Comments and identifying information will only be held for as long as is necessary to ensure a proper response to queries and suggestions from users. Data held for long-term analysis is separated from comments so that it does not contain anything to identify individuals.

We do not attempt to monitor the browsing behaviour of individual users through any hidden means.

This privacy statement applies only to web pages under the control of the Metropolitan Police Service website office at New Scotland Yard, in other words pages within the domain "".

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a file that a website creates on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember specific information. On the SAFE website, cookies are used to remember your viewing preferences when using the "Text Only" functionality.

The SAFE website also uses Google Analytics. This cookie helps us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and helps us have a better understanding of how our customers use our website. We ask for user consent to set this cookie in your browser.

Managing cookies

The cookies we use will be sent to your browser and then stored in the cookies directory on your computer. To find out how to reject, delete or update your cookie preferences in your browser you need to know what browser you use and what version of it you have. Most browsers have guidelines on how to adjust cookie settings, use the 'Help' menu to find out this information.

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