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Privacy statement

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is fully committed to ensuring the privacy of its website users. This policy is subject to occasional change so please check this statement from time to time.

What information do we collect?

We do not collect personal information from you through this website. We collect statistical information automatically each time you visit the site. This information, including areas of the site visited, is only used in aggregate, not individually.

What do we do with personal information?

We use the aggregate information about visitors' site usage patterns to allow us to refine and improve our customer service.

Who do we share information with?

In line with our Fair Processing Notice if you submit an application form the information provided may be held on manual filing and computer systems as a part of the recruitment process. We may share information about you with other police forces and also with MPS external partners for the purposes of processing the application and communication during the recruitment process. This for example includes contacting applicants by SMS texting, emailing and telephone calls'. For Special Constable applicants who apply under the Employer Supported Policing (ESP) we may share information with your employer during the course of your application and Special Constabulary service for purposes connected with the management of the programme and the Metropolitan Police Service's relationship with your employer.

Children's privacy

We recognise that many children are interested in information about the MPS. Their privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Any child under the age of 14 should always ask a parent for permission before making any type of online enquiry.

Use of cookies

We only use cookies to monitor the performance of this website. The information that these cookies generate is only used in aggregate, not individually.

A cookie is a file that a website creates on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember specific information.

This website uses Google Analytics and Double Click. These cookies help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and give us a better understanding of how our customers use our website. We ask for user consent to set this cookie in your browser. Double Click also enables us to monitor the performance of the media we use for recruitment campaigns.

Managing cookies

The cookies we use will be sent to your browser and then stored in the cookies directory on your computer. To find out how to reject, delete or update your cookie preferences in your browser you need to know what browser you use and what version of it you have. Most browsers have guidelines on how to adjust cookie settings, use the 'Help' menu to find out this information.

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