- It helps us to understand the use of the website so that we can improve the information and services that we provide.
- It provides you with access and authorisation when a logon is required to access any part of the site.
- It stores preferences that you've made so you need only make them once per visit or visits.
Some of these cookies are required in order for the site to function, these cookies will be set without prompting you, where they are not we will allow you the option to "opt in" to using these cookies before we set them, if you do not we will not store a cookie for that function of the site. Additionally, where possible, we will use the same cookie to store your preferences for our site in order to minimise the number of cookies set by our site on your computer.
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- The postcode search found on the homepage and right hand navigation of our site used to store your local policing team, local enquiry office and crime mapping link to the national crime mapping site.
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This particular cookie will remember your settings for these site functions across all of our sites hosted under the devon-cornwall.police.uk domain and can be set or removed from any of our sites using these site functions.
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