What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of users using the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.
Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
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.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.
Checking Your Records
You are welcome to contact us by email if you’d like to see a copy of the records we have about you. We can usually let you have this within 21 days from time of written request and have a £10 charge to cover administration of providing this.
Rest assured we do everything possible to keep all personal information as secure as is humanly possible. In addition to a rigorously enforced data handling policy, all our staff and volunteers are made aware of their obligations to supporters and patients to keep their information for authorised use only. Of course no technology is fail-safe, but we have made every reasonable effort to keep our systems up to date with the relevant protocols.
Whilst we do not envisage any alterations to this policy, should circumstances, legislation or technology change we may need to update this. In this event, we will highlight any revisions and post them on this website.