This page lets you read and understand how Police Hour uses data and the information we may collect to enhance your user experience.

Police Hour and Your Data

In a nutshell, Police Hour does not collect any personal data about you unless you opt in to use our comments service which is handled by a Facebook Comments Plugin, All data within the comments is stored on a Facebook secure service, Police Hour does not have access to any of the user information collected.

We do not store names or email addresses of our readers within any databases and unless you have opted into our mail-chimp newsletter you will not receive any contact from us.

Who we are

Our website address is: We are the UK’s leading crime and policing news website. We are owned and managed by Police Hour and we are an independent media group who generates income by banner advertising and the display of advertisements and Advertorial content. Advertisments are clearly marked and any advertorial content will be clearly subheaded as an Paid Advertorial.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Police Hour does not collect any personal data about our users, We do use a Facebook comments plugin this service does not create a copy of your data within a Police Hour Server.

The only data we collect is technical data such as information about cookies so we can display relevant adverting to you and monitor the performance of Police Hour.

We do not store or collect any personal details such as name or email address. We do store visitor IP address and Browser user agents to prevent help spam detection and for security reasons.


When you access Police Hour we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Police Hour collects some anonymous analytics data, we do not collect your personal data here and we only use analytics to measure our websites performance so we can see how many readers have accessed a news story, this does not take any of your personal data.

Who we share data with

Police Hour does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Shall you have any concerns about your data on Police Hour please contact us.