The use of websites 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
www.aboutcookies.org gives more information and an explanation of how how you can delete and control the cookies that are stored on your computer.
Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie. Instructions on how to do thos for your browser can be found on the About Cookies website.
Our website uses Google Analytics code to gather statistical information. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. For more information on how Google Analytics processes this information, visit www.google.com/analytics.
Cookies on www.hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk from other companies & social networking websites
During your visit to the site you may notice some cookies that are not related to www.hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk. This happens when you visit a page with content embedded from a third party (for example YouTube videos) or use some of the links to social networking sites. These websites may place cookies on your computer.
HVCCG does not control how a third party uses their cookies. You should check these third party websites’ privacy policies for more information about their cookies if you are concerned about this.