Cookies Policy

Please read this policy carefully because it contains important information on how we use cookies on our website. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy, which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal data generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal data and details of how to contact us and the Information Commissioner’s Office, if you have a complaint.

This website is operated by the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry. This policy only relates to your use of our website at Throughout our website, we may link to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites may also use cookies or other similar technologies in accordance with their own separate policies. For privacy information relating to these third party websites, please consult their policies on their websites.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit.  They are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.  Some of this information will be aggregated or statistical, which means you will not be identified individually. 

Cookies used on our website

Our website uses two types of cookies:

  1. Necessary cookies: these enable core functionality of our website, such as security, network management and accessibility.  We do not need your permission to place these cookies on your device.
  2. Analytics cookies: these help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it.  The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.  We need your permission to place these cookies on your device.  You can withdraw your permission at any time through the cookie control box at the bottom of every page on our website.  You may need to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

There is more information about the cookies we use and why below:

Cookie: Universal Analytics (Google)
Name: _ga, _gali, _gat, _gid
Purpose: Used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
Necessary Cookie: No.

The above cookies will only be accessed by us and the named third parties for the above purposes and will not be accessed by any other third party.

How to refuse cookies

You may be able to change your Internet browser settings so that cookies (including necessary cookies) are not accepted. If you do this, you may lose some of the functionality of our website.

You can find out how to manage cookies on popular Internet browsers by clicking on the following links:

To find information relating to other browsers, please visit the Internet browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Contact us

If you have any questions about this policy or how we hold or use your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO), Thorntons Law, by e-mail at

If you would like to receive this policy in alternative format, for example, audio, large print or braille, please contact us.

Updates to this policy

We may update this policy at any time, and you should check our website occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access our website.

Last updated: 17 November 2022