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About the cookie policy

Our website politi.dk is run and owned by:

 

The Danish National Police

Polititorvet 14

1780 Copenhagen V
CVR number 17143611 (the police)

 

The purpose of this cookie policy is to describe how we, the Danish police (hereafter referred to as "police"), make use of cookies on our website as well as describe the options that you as a user of the website have in this regard.

About the use of cookies on the website

Most websites use cookies, and the cookies are in many cases necessary in order to provide a service on the website or ensure that certain functions work.

 

The first time you visit our website, you will be asked whether you accept our use of cookies. It is not mandatory, but we encourage you to accept the use of cookies in order to have the best user experience possible on our website.

 

If you do not accept our use of cookies, no cookies will be used while you are visiting the website.

A cookie is a small data file that is automatically stored on your computer when you use an internet service. A cookie contains information that might later be read by a web server on the domain that issued the cookie. That is, the website remembers you the next time you visit it.

 

A cookie is a passive file that cannot collect data on the user's computer or spread viruses or other malware.

There are two types of cookies: Temporary cookies and permanent cookies. The temporary cookies (also known as session cookies) are information units that are deleted when you close your web browser.

 

Permanent cookies are information units that are stored on your computer until they are deleted. Permanent cookies delete themselves after a certain period of time, but they are renewed each time you visit our website. The police make use of both temporary and permanent cookies.

 

Aside from this, cookies are divided into first party and third party cookies. The police also make use of both these forms of cookies. First party cookies are placed by us, and their purpose is not to track the users, but to measure the amount of visitors, remember previously entered names and addresses etc.

 

Third party cookies are placed by the service providers we have entered an agreement with for the assistance of placing cookies. The police enter agreements on the use of third party cookies because these service providers have technologies we would like to use on our website.

 

The purpose of third party cookies is to track and follow the user, so that a profile of the user might be created based on different parameters (such as who you are and what your interests are). The police make use of third party cookies, for instance, when you on the website click on one of our banners that refer you to Facebook or contain a Twitter feed.

 

These third party cookies are not registered under the police's domain, but under the domains of the third parties. The content from third parties is only visible to users of the website who have accepted the use of cookies on our website. We make use of third party cookies to remember your preferences, to draw your attention to our activities on our social media pages and so on.

We make use of cookies on our website in order to, inter alia, improve your user experience, gain insight into our visitors' preferences and send targeted messages.

 

You benefit from this in that your user experience is optimised, and you also save time, as you do not have to keep providing the same information you gave us on your previous visits to the website.

After you have accepted the use of cookies, you always have the option of denying or opting out of the placement of cookies on your computer. You can do this by changing the settings in your web browser. The location of these settings depends on the browser you are using.

 

However, be aware that if you deny or opt out of cookies, certain functions and services might become unavailable to you, as these depend on the website being able to remember the choices you made.

 

Cookies you previously accepted can easily be deleted afterwards. If you are using a computer with a modern browser, you can delete your cookies by using the following shortcut: CTRL + SHIFT + Delete.

 

If the shortcut does not work, and/or you are using a MAC, you must first determine which browser you are using and then click on the relevant link with a guide on how to opt out of cookies:

 

Guide on how to delete cookies in Explorer

Guide on how to delete cookies in Google Chrome

Guide on how to delete cookies in Firefox

Guide on how to delete cookies in Safari

 

If you are using several web browsers, you will have to delete the cookies in all of them.

Cookies delete themselves according to specific specified time periods that differ depending on function and purpose. However, the cookies which have not already been deleted are automatically updated when you visit our website.

 

Information on your online behaviour, including cookies, is stored for up to 30 days, depending on the type of cookie. You can find information on the individual cookies used on the website as well as their storage period in the overview below.

Web analysis cookie

Cookie provider: Siteimprove a/s
Purpose of cookie: Web analytics and collection of anonymised statistics for the purpose of improving user experience on the website.
Storage period: No storing of personal data.
First party or third party cookie: First party cookie

 

Cookie disclaimer

Cookie provider: The Danish National Police
Purpose of cookie: Cookie disclaimer for remembering cookie choice. That is, in order to remember whether the user of the website has clicked "Yes" or "No" to cookies, this choice is saved in a cookie.
Storage period: 30 days from the placement of the cookie.
First party or third party cookie: First party cookie

 

Breaking news banner cookie

Cookie provider: The Danish National Police
Purpose of cookie: Remembering which breaking news banner(s) a user chooses to mark as "seen".
Storage period: Session. That is, the cookie is deleted when the user closes their browser.
First party or third party cookie: First party cookie

 

Content from third parties

 

Social media:

 

Facebook

Cookie provider: Facebook Ireland Limited (Facebook Ireland)
Purpose of cookie: Publication and presentation of the police's fan pages/profiles, feeds etc., content sharing.
Storage period: No storing of personal data.
First party or third party cookie: Third party cookies or functions.

 

Twitter

Cookie provider: Twitter, Inc.
Purpose of cookie: Publication and presentation of the police's fan pages/profiles, feeds etc., content sharing.
Storage period: No storing of personal data.
First party or third party cookie: Third party cookies or functions.

 

Other services:

 

YouTube

Cookie provider: YouTube LLC
Purpose of cookie: Publication and presentation of the police's fan pages/profiles, feeds etc., content sharing.
Storage period: No storing of personal data.
First party or third party cookie: Third party cookies or functions.

 

Google Maps

Cookie provider: Google, Inc.
Purpose of cookie: Publication and presentation of the police's fan pages/profiles, feeds etc., content sharing.and placing police stations on a map.
Storage period: No storing of personal data.
First party or third party cookie: Third party cookies or functions.

 

Google's privacy policy

About the responsibility

The police are responsible for ensuring that cookies used on the website are in compliance with applicable rules. The cookie rules regulate the way in which cookies may be used, and their purpose is to protect the user’s private sphere.

 

Some cookies will collect personally identifiable data, because the data might be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person, e.g. a specific IP address.

 

In so far as the data collected through a cookie might be considered personal data, the police have a responsibility to ensure that the personal data are processed in accordance with data protection rules, including the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act.

 

As a user of the website, the police are responsible for the processing of your personal data. Regarding first party cookies that collect personally identifiable data, the police as data controllers have a responsibility to ensure that the processing is done in accordance with the data protection rules.

 

Regarding third party cookies that collect personally identifiable data, the police as either the sole data controllers or joint data controllers have a responsibility to ensure that the processing is done in accordance with the data protection rules.

 

The police are the sole data controllers in those instances where the police alone decide to what purpose and with what tools the processing of the personal data is carried out.

 

For instance, this applies to third party cookies or functions where the user can use a plug-in or a shortcut to move around a platform that is provided by a third party in order to see certain content, such as a post on Twitter, a video on YouTube or the location of a police station on Google Maps.

 

Joint data control concerns other cases, where the purpose of and the tools used for personal data processing are jointly determined by the police and the service provider of a given service.

 

For instance, there is joint data control between the police and Facebook Ireland with regard to the use of the Facebook tool ‘Page Insights’, where it is determined what cookie settings the police wish for the collection of data related to a user’s behaviour on the police's Facebook page.

 

In this regard, the police process personal data for the purpose of establishing an overview of visitor statistics and in order to improve the page, while Facebook Ireland processes such data for the purpose of targeting advertisements. You can read more about "Page Insights" and Facebook Ireland’s processing of your personal data in Facebook's data policy.

 

If you wish to read more about how the police process your personal data as well as your rights with regard hereto, please read our privacy policy.

Our website contains links and shortcuts to other websites and services. This might be to social media such as Facebook and Twitter, where we focus on spreading specific messages. This includes informing the public about the police's activities as well as various campaigns.

 

It could also be links to other services such as YouTube and Google Maps. Such links and shortcuts do not contain cookies in and of themselves, but your continued online behaviour on the website and service in question would in most cases involve the placement of cookies.

 

If the police have their own pages or profiles on the respective external websites or services, we are either data controllers or in joint data control with the service provider of the service in question with regard to the processing of your personal data.

 

If the processing of personal data takes place in connection with your continued behaviour on the external website or service, and it is outside your behaviour on the police’s pages or profiles provided by the service provider, then the service provider is the sole data controller for this processing.

 

The police have in this case neither full nor partial responsibility, and you are therefore encouraged to read the service provider's privacy policy in order to gain a general understanding of their processing activities.

If you have questions regarding this cookie policy, you are welcome to contact the Danish National Police's department of communication at kos-kommunikation@politi.dk.

This cookie policy will be updated and changed when needed. You will always be presented with the latest version.

 

The date of the last change to the cookie policy was: 13 December 2018.

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