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Cookies

Cookies 
Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. 

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing.

What is in a cookie? 
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or login.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set 
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. If you have any concerns about cookies, let us know

Google Analytics 
NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG’s website uses Google Analytics, a third party web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").When someone visits www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.ukGoogle Analytics collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to monitor the number of visitors to various parts of the site. This information is only processed - does not identify individuals. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Search engine on our website 
Search queries results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected by either ICO https://ico.org.uk/ or any third party.

Links from our website 
NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG’s website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such websites, and such websites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. We recommend that you review the websites privacy policy as a precautionary measure. The trust does not endorse any external sites and is not responsible for their content.

Apps for mobile phones  
The applications (apps) that are created by NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG use analysis software which collects information about usage, downloads and page views. The information is not user identifiable and NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG does not make any attempt to find out the identities of the user. This information ensures that the user is receiving the most out of their app experience.

Last modified: 27/06/2018