Copyright and privacy 

 
This page explains how we use any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

The Data Protection Act


Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect about you. We will only use your information for the purpose we have described and we will not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
Cookie policy


To comply with GDPR data protection legislation we are required to tell you about the cookies used on this website.

Cookies are small files placed on your computer by websites you visit. You can read all about common things cookies are used for on the Your Online Choices website and the About Cookies website.

You can view all key public information on our website without needing to use cookies, but some parts of it (usually third party software like YouTube or Twitter) may not display properly without them.

Your cookie choice

It is your choice whether or not you want websites to put cookies on your computer. You can manage your choices in your web browser on any device, and AboutCookies offers a guide to managing your cookies on all modern browsers.

It's important to remember that if you choose to disable all cookies all the time, some websites or website functions (particularly ones that require logins or passwords) may not work.

Withdrawing consent to use of cookies


If you decide at any time you don't want cookies anymore, you can clear the cache in your web browser to delete any cookies that are there. You can then disable cookies and no more will be stored unless you decide to enable them again.

We are currently working on a solution which will allow you to manage your cookie consent for this site more easily

Our cookies do not provide us with any private or personally identifiable information about you. All data that is gathered is anonymous.

The cookies we use and what they do

Cookie name
Purpose
cookieconsent_status
​This is used to store whether the site will display the consent message.
databaseBtnDesc                              
databaseBtnText
This is used by the Content Management System to support site navigation.
​WSS_FullScreenMode
​This is used to store whether the site will display the consent message.
​_InfoPath_Sentinel
​This is used by the Content management System to allow users to complete an online form
Google Analytics
_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
_utmt
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. This information can be used to compile reports and 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 to the site from and the pages they visited. 
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
Twitter
cookies are used when there are twitter buttons or widgets on a site they may gather info for analytics and research purposes
​You tube
​cookies for when users watch videos they may gather info for analytics and research purposes
​Getclicky
​web statistics cookie tracking website usage
​vimeo.com
​cookies for when users watch videos, they may gather info for analytics and research purposes
​AddThis
​related to sharing buttons on the site, collecting data on user behaviour

Log files


Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. They enable us to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it.
Log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.

What happens when I link to another site?


The site contains links to other websites, including those of NHS Trusts, government departments and of other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information.
We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.

Changes to this privacy policy


If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.
 

Page updated 17.05.18