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A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that is written to your computer by your web browser. The Lancashire Police website uses the following cookies:

ARRAffinityThis cookie is used for load balancing to ensure our servers do not become overloaded by requests by distributing workload.
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ASP.Net _SessionIDUsed so our website can identify requests linked to the same browser session.End of Session (when the browser is closed)
Add This Social Plugin: These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is used to share the news and event articles on the site. The cookie stores temporary share information such as page share count.2 years from set/update
cookiesDirectiveUsed to store that the user has seen the cookie consent message to prevent this being shown again.1 year from set/update
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googtransGoogle Translate: Stores the language you have translated the website to, if specified.End of Session (when the browser is closed)
_utmaGoogle Analytics: Used to collect site use statistics. It is used to determine unique visitors to our site and is updated with each page view.2 years from set/update
Google Analytics:
 Used to collect site use statistics. Used to establish and continue a user session.
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_utmcGoogle Analytics: Used to collect site use statistics. Used in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user.End of Session (when the browser is closed)
_utmzGoogle Analytics: Stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an advert or email link.6 months from set/update
yourAuthCookieThis cookie is used to authorise requests made through the website.End of Session (when the browser is closed)

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