Privacy Policy

Lancashire Constabulary’s website does not store or capture personal information, unless voluntarily offered (for example via feedback forms and e-mail), but merely logs the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information from the site and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the web server.

Where the provision of personal data is required to enable us to provide a specific service to the user, the details collected will only be used for the stated purpose.

Certain sections of this site seek personal information on a voluntary basis; for example, to give feedback on our website. The provision of this information is optional and this will be made clear at the start of each relevant section, as will the intended use of any such information provided.

When visiting and using our site you may also receive cookies from other sites. These are known as third party cookies. You may find cookies from YouTube which enables us to embed videos hosted by YouTube. You can disable third party cookies in the settings on your web browser.

This website uses Google Analytics to measure performance and monitor usage.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information will be collected and how we intend on using it. Regardless of later updates, we will never use the information you submit under this current policy in a new way without first providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use.


This is used to locate and display web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Netscape Navigator.

Internet Protocol (IP)

All networks connected to the internet speak IP which is the technical standard that allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address

If you are connected to the internet you have one. As an example, it may look something like this

Web Server

This delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.

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