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Privacy Policy

The NBCC is part of the Metropolitan Police Service but with a national remit supporting the National Police Chiefs Council lead for business crime.

Personal Information

Your username will be visible to other website users (for example in the forums) so make sure that you select something non-identifying unless you wish to be easily identified. You can log into the site using your user name or your email address. If you need to change this please contact us.

If you choose to subscribe to our site in order to receive updates on news and guidance an account will be created for you. This will record your email address and name as well as your chosen password to change your preferences.

We will not share your email address with anyone outside the team and will only use it to notify you of news and guidance as set by you in your account preferences. You may also on occasion receive some direct email from a member of the team if the content is not suitable for public publishing as a news/guidance article.

If at any time you no longer wish to receive this information you can choose to delete your account after logging in and your information will be deleted. If you then decide to re-subscribe you will need to provide your details again as we will not have any of your previous information.

If you sign up using a .pnn.police email address you may also receive further contact directly from the NBCC that needs to be sent via the pnn system. This is not managed using the preferences but will be very limited in nature and you can remove yourself by deleting your account if required.


When someone visits the website we use cookies to track a user when they are signed in. This is so that they do not have to sign in for each page. We do not keep a record of this activity with cookies or do we hold any information on a user with these cookies. Once a user has signed out the cookie is killed.

However, we do use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

Invisible reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA from Google helps protect websites from spam and abuse. A “CAPTCHA” is a test to tell human and bots apart. It is easy for humans to solve, but hard for “bots” and other malicious software to figure out. By adding reCAPTCHA to a site, you can block automated software while helping your welcome users to enter with ease.

First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm will check to see if there’s a Google cookie placed on the computer being used.

Then, an additional reCAPTCHA-specific cookie will be added to the user’s browser, and a complete snapshot of the user’s browser window at that moment in time will be captured, pixel by pixel.

Some of the browser and user information collected at this time includes:

  • All cookies placed by Google over the last 6 months,
  • How many mouse clicks you’ve made on that screen (or touches if on a touch device),
  • The CSS information for that page,
  • The date,
  • The language your browser is set to,
  • Any plug-ins you have installed on the browser, and
  • All Javascript objects
  • The data you supply via the form