Cookies Policy – March 2017
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which your browser stores on your device. Cookies are transferred to your device’s permanent storage when you visit our website to allow 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 (or ‘session’) cookies, which are only in use while you visit our website and are deleted when you close your browser, or permanent cookies, which 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
Cookies can also be used to analyse how our website is used so we can learn how to improve it for our visitors.
The Foscote Hospital website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics 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, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
We do not collect this information directly and we do not link the website usage statistics and other reports to individual people.
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. Besides opting out of Cookies on our website you may manage your cookie settings in your own browser at any time.
Visit About Cookies http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/ for more information about disabling cookies or follow the link for your own browser below:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Safari: http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471
Please note that by disabling cookies, your experience whilst browsing our site could be affected as certain functionality may not be available.