Lancashire Constabulary’s website does not store or capture personal information, unless voluntarily offered (for example via email), but merely logs the user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by 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.
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
This is used to locate and display web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
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.
If you are connected to the internet you have one. As an example, it may look something like this 10.150.8.187
This delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.