Privacy Policy

This page explains how managed by West Midlands Police Authority uses any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We safeguard your data and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so or if required to do so by law or other regulation.

Site usage information

Use of cookies

Our website uses a session cookie to keep track of the text size which can be changed on our website by clicking the buttons found at the top of each page. This cookie is essential to make our website work. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted by your web browser when you leave our website. No personal information is collected or stored in this session cookie.

Online forms

i) If you choose to complete any of our online forms, West Midlands Police Authority will not use the personal information you provide us with for marketing purposes without first gaining your consent. We will only use personal information you provide for the purposes for which you provide it. We will only hold your information for as long as necessary and will not pass it on to any other parties, except where required to carry out our duties and functions as a Public authority. All employees and subsidiaries who may have access to your personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data. All your communications to us are protected against unauthorised access by third parties.

ii) All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of website visitors’ personal data. Personal data will not be disclosed to government institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

What happens when I link to another site? contains links to other websites, both those of government and of other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information.

We represent external links on our pages with a ‘WWW’ symbol next to each link. We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.

Google Analytics

Our website uses cookies as part of the Google Analytics system. Google Analytics allows us to see how many visitors the website receives and other information such as what keywords were used to find our website. No personal or identifiable information is stored in these cookies.

The following are the names of the cookies that are set by Google Analytics:






Managing cookies in your browser

Most web browsers will allow you to:

  • Block third party cookies.
  • Block cookies from particular sites.
  • Block all cookies
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser.

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