1. It helps us to understand the use of the website so that we can improve the information and services that we provide.
  2. It provides you with access and authorisation when a logon is required to access any part of the site.
  3. 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.

In order to help you identify the cookies set by our website, or by third parties on our site we have listed them below.

Strictly Necessary





Microsoft .NET Framework


On browser close

Used to provide an anti-forgery mechanism to help prevent false form submissions.


On browser close

Used to anonymously identify your browser session on our site when browsing between pages

Cookie warning notification


730 days

This cookie is used to store the number of times the disclaimer at the bottom of the page about the use of essential cookies has been seen by a visitor to our site. We store this setting in a cookie so that once the warning has been seen after a set number of times, presently 3, the warning is no longer displayed again.

Third party services that set cookies.

We use many forms of embedded content from other content providers on the internet, such as social media feeds, maps and videos to provide a richer more informative browsing experience on our site. These services set numerous cookies which change frequently. Below is a disclosure of the services we use, and the cookies we observed at the time of writing along with a link to each services privacy and cookie policies.

Google Services

Google Analytics

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The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.


SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Youtube video, although some expire sooner.

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.

Google Translator


On browser close

This cookie is set by the Google Translate toolbar found on our site. This cookie is set only for the duration of the current visit. If you wish to “opt out” of using this cookie, then we suggest you do not use this toolbar at the expense of losing the ability to translate content on our page to another language

Twitter Services

Twitter uses a cookie that will track that you have visited a site with one of it's buttons or widgets (This site uses a Twitter widget if you select yes to the, display twitter feeds), unless you have asked it not to or have enabled 'Do Not Track (DNT) in your browser.'

To find out more please visit

Twitter Feed Widget

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6 months to 10 years

Twitter uses cookies within their widgets to log you into their services, remember preferences, personalize the content you see, protect against spam and abuse, and tailor advertising across their platform. Please refer to the use of cookies link above for more detail.

For information about blocking the use of cookies, please refer to the instructions / help screen on your Internet browser.

Most modern web browsers will also list the cookies that a site page is using when it loads into its window. Site cookie information can usually be found listed with the web developer tools and is sometimes grouped under the heading storage.

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We are NOT accountable for the content of external websites

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Devon & Cornwall Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer

Devon & Cornwall Police

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Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Dorset Chief Constable James Vaughan

Dorset Police

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Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset