Cookie Policy

INTRODUCTION

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

ABOUT COOKIES

A cookie is a file containing information packet that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main types of cookies: “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.

A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

You can find out more about cookies via the resource www.aboutcookies.org.

COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on our website.

We may send to you the following cookies:

Name Typical Content Expiry
_isEMISCustomer Track if user has come from EMIS email broadcast 2 Years

 

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Typical Content Expiry
_utma randomly generated number 2 Years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number session
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmxx randomly generated number 2
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

 

We use the AddThis social sharing plugin. The plugin allows users to share content from our website to a variety of Social Media platforms.

The following cookies are set by AddThis:

Name Typical Content Expiry
Uit Numeric value 2 Years
Loc A random generated alphanumeric piece of text 3 months
Dt Text value 1 month
Di A randomly generated number 2 years
Uid A random generated alphanumeric piece of text 2 years
Uvc A random generated number (Non personal data) 2 years
Psc Numeric number 2 years
Ssh A random generated alphanumeric piece of text data) 2 years
Sshs Text value 2 years
Ssc Text value 2 years
_atuvc Numeric value 2 years

 

OPTING OUT AND BLOCKING COOKIES

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

  • In Internet Explorer you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
  • In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
  • In Chrome, you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies may, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of our websites. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:

  • In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
  • In Firefox, you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
  • In Chrome, you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

FURTHER INFORMATION

This website is owned and operated by Hurley Innovations Ltd. If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookie policy, please email webgp@nhs.net