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Privacy Policy

 

Any information collected by this website (such as your name and email address if you are able to log in) is stored securely and confidentially and is never passed on to any other bodies inside or outside of the NHS.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information about the people visiting the site. You can find out more information about cookies on BBC Webwise.

This website complies with the new EU law on the use of cookies which came into effect on 26 May 2011 (with compliance required by 26 May 2012). This means that we explain all the cookies utilised by the website and provide information about how to disable them if you wish. More information about the new law can be found on the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Google Analytics

_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited. If you do not accept their use, it will not affect your ability to use this website. More information about these cookies can be found on the Google website.

Google Translate

googtrans

If you use the Google Translate tool in the top right of the website, this records the language you have selected.

Site cookie acceptance

acceptCookies

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the website and once you have accepted means you won’t be asked again each time you visit the site.

Logging in

loginID

If you have an account on the website and log on with your email address and password the website uses a cookie to ensure you stay logged in throughout your visit. This is automatically deleted when you log off or close your browser.

Administrator edit function

tinymcePasteText

This cookie is only used if you are a website administrators and edit a page on the website.

PHP session

PHPSESSID

This is a cookie used by the technology (PHP) that runs this website. It does not store any information about you and is automatically deleted when you close your browser. The website would not work without it so it is classed as "strictly necessary" under the new law.

Bulletin board

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phpbb3_j4ivr_k
phpbb3_j4ivr_sid
style_cookie

These cookies are only used if you access the bulletin board after logging into to this website.

Public Health England notice

PHE_NOTICES_READ

This cookie records that you have acknowledged the notice about this organisation becoming part of Public Health England, and prevents you being presented with the message again until the cookie expires.

Turning cookies off

Browsers allow you to change your settings to prevent cookies from being used if you wish. Doing this will mean you will be unable to log in to this website or use some of its functionality (like the translation tool). Use the links below to find out how to do this for the most common browsers.

 
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