Privacy & Cookies Policy
What information do we collect?
You may choose to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name, email, address) through the forms we provide. By entering your details in the fields requested you enable North Bristol NHS Trust and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Any information you provide to the North Bristol NHS Trust will only be used by us, our agents and service providers and will not be disclosed unless we are obliged or permitted to by law to do so.
The Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you and we keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
Changes to our policy
What is a cookie?
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with government services so we can make them better
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/SiteInformation/DG_197506?CID=Central&PLA=url_mon&CRE=managing_cookies
Which cookies do we use?
By understanding how people use the website, we can improve the information provided. We use the following cookies on our website. Most of these are set by third-party suppliers.
|has_js||To check whether certain interactive services will work when you view the website.||End of Session|
|_utma||So service is available when you want it and fast, we measure numbers and volumes of visitors.||2 years|
|_utmb||As above||30 mins|
|_utmc||As above||End of Session|
|_utmz||As above||6 months|
|NID||As above||6 months|
|PREF||This tracks if there is a Google +1 button on a page that you visit so that they can improve their service||2 years|
|This measures how often content is shared using AddThis to enable them to understand the use of their service|
|uid||As above||2 years|
|uvc||As above||2 years|
|uit||As above||24 hours|
|psc||As above||2 years|
|di||As above||2 years|
|ck||This cookie is used with the AddThis social media function, to help them improve their service||5 years|
|oo||As above||5 years|
|clid||Media6Degrees use this to track visitors and target their advertising accordingly||6 months|
|ipinfo||As above||6 months|
|acs||As above||6 months|
|_xgcid||Also created by the AddThis function, this helps to understand the use of their service||Immediate|
|B & localization||Flickr use this to improve their service||2 years|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is used by YouTube to improve their service||6 months|
|PREF||As above||10 years|
|use_hitbox||As above||End of Session|
|pid||We use a live feed from Twitter on our website and Twitter creates cookies to improve their service||2 years|
|guest_id||As above||2 years|
|datr||Facebook uses this cookie to identify which web browser is being used||2 years|
|locale and x-src||As above||I week and Immediately|
|lu||Facebook use this to manage how the login page is presented to the user||2 years|
How can I control and delete cookies?
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.
For further queries please email Website.