What are these cookies used for?

We use cookies to:
•    avoid lengthy registration/personalisation of the site each time you visit.
•    recognise you when you login/visit and make it easier for you to access your account information.
•    estimate our audience size and patterns.
•    ensure that you are not asked to register twice.
•    track preferences so we can improve and update our websites.

Strictly Necessary (Functional) Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies but without them certain parts of the site will not work.

Performance (Analytic) Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can evaluate and enhance the performance of our site. The information that we collect about you through our site cannot be used to directly identify you.

Google Analytics places cookies on your computer.  We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and how we can improve it.  This information is collected in a way which does not personally identify anyone.  We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to our website.  We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.  

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

A guide on how to remove cookies from your browser can be found here

Name Purpose Expiry Functional/ analytical/ 3rdparty
cookie-agreed-version This tracks the version of the cookie pop up that is displaying 3 months Functional
cookie-agreed         This tracks a user's decision whether to accept or deny the website the right to set cookies  3 months Functional
bbd_emergency_notice_id   This tracks the version of the emergency notice pop up that is displaying     Session     Functional 
bbd_emergency_notice_dismiss This tracks if a user has dismissed the pop up Session Functional
bbd_alert_panel_dismiss  This tracks if a user has dismissed the alert panel session  Session Functional
_ga      A Google Analytics cookie used to store and count page views 2 years     Analytical
_gid      A Google Analytics cookie used to store and count page views          1 day Analytical
gat_gtag_UA_15161850_1     A Google Analytics cookie used to store a unique user ID  1 minute Analytical

YouTube - We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF - * Expires after eight months

VSC - * expires at the end of your session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months
remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session    

3rd party


Where can I find out more information?

You can find out more information cookies at the following website: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies

Changes to Personal Information and Opting Out

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to information that we have collected and that we maintain about them.  

Upon request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information.  Visitors can have this information corrected by sending us an email at the above address.  Visitors can also opt out at any time.

Third-Party Sites

The site contains links to other Web sites.  West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Web sites.  Visitors will need to check the policy statement of others’ Web sites to understand their policies.  Visitors who access a linked site may be disclosing their private information.  It is the responsibility of the visitor to keep such information private and confidential.


With respect to security, we employ state-of-the-art technology and security measures in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.


Changes to Privacy Statement

From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority will update this policy from time to time.  A “last revised” date will always be included on the bottom of the statement.  To keep up-to-date with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority policy, please check this page periodically.

Contacting the Website

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at:

Our postal address is:
Oakroyd Hall
Bradford Road
Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire, BD11 2DY, United Kingdom

We can be reached via email at information@westyorksfire.gov.uk or you can reach us by telephone at +44 (0) 1274 682311.  

Last revised:  28 September 2021