What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which your browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer) stores on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Cookies are transferred to your device’s permanent storage when you visit our website to act as a ‘memory’. This allows the site to recognise you when you visit our website again and to enable us to improve your use of the site.
Cookies may be temporary (‘session’) or permanent. Session cookies are only in use while you visit our website and are deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies stay on your device’s permanent storage after you leave our website until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them after a period of time.
Cookies used on our website
We currently use two types of ‘permanent’ cookies for different purposes:
Required cookies are needed to make the website function properly, for example, they allow you to navigate our website properly.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Cookies can also be used to analyse how our website is used so we can learn how to improve it for our visitors.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a tool provided by Google, to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, such as the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We do not link the website usage statistics and other reports to individual people.
Very occasionally this information may be used to deliver tailored advertising for our own services. For information on opting out of targeted advertising please visit the site of the trade body for advertising platforms, the Network Advertising Initiative.
How to make choices about cookies and your privacy on The Foscote Hospital website
Our website offers you the option not to accept cookies. However, we recommend that, for the highest functionality of the website, you accept both our own cookies and third party cookies.
How to manage or disable cookies in your browser
You are fully entitled to opt out of cookies on our website.
You can also manage your cookie settings in your own browser at any time.
Visit About Cookies for more information about disabling cookies or follow the link for instructions for your own browser below:
- Google Chrome Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome
- Firefox Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences
- Internet Explorer Delete and manage cookies
- Safari Manage cookies and website data
Please note that by disabling cookies, your experience whilst browsing our site could be affected as certain functionality may not be available.