1. About us
2. What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
This policy sets out the types of cookies that we use and how we use them.
3. Are there different types of cookies?
Yes, there are different types of cookies. Cookies are divided into “first party” and “third party” cookies and “session” and “persistent” cookies.
3.1 “First party” and “third party” cookies
Cookies can be set and controlled by the operator of a website such as Clinics Operations Limited for the Care Oncology Clinic UK website (the “Website”) (known as a ‘first party cookie’) or a third party such as Google for analytics purposes (known as a ‘third party cookie’).
3.2 “Session cookies” and “persistent cookies”
Cookies can also be divided into “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”:
(a) Session cookies
Session cookies are stored in your computer or device’s memory during your browsing session and are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave a website. These cookies usually store a session ID, allowing you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
They are widely used by commercial websites; for example, to keep track of items that a consumer has added to a shopping basket. Session cookies do not collect any information from your computer or device and they expire at the end of your browser session.
(b) Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or device and are not deleted when your browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain your preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.
Persistent cookies usually assign a unique ID to your browser and they are usually configured to identify you for a prolonged period of time, from days to months or even years.
The cookies that Clinics Operations Limited uses do not collect personal information such as name, address, email address and do not link any information they collect to an individual.
Clinics Operations Limited uses Google Analytics to analyse IP addresses, user agent strings or other similar data sources.
We work with third-party suppliers who place cookies on your device and report on “web analytics” information. Where such information is made available to us, we have listed these cookies below.
Please note that although the use of data by Clinics Operations Limited is covered by this policy, in addition the use of third party cookies is covered by third party cookie policies, which we have referred to in the following tables. Alternatively, they are available on the relevant company’s website.
A cookie banner displayed when you visited the Website which asked for permission to track cookies. Cookies are not set until consent is confirmed by clicking “agree and close”. Only once this banner is closed will cookies be appended to the Website. You can usually block cookies on most web browsers by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. The Help function within your web browser will explain how this is done.
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Website. Visit www.aboutcookies.org to find out how to limit or block cookies on an array of different browsers. There are details on how to delete cookies as well as general information about them. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone you will need to refer to the manufacturer’s guide.
6. Cookies we use
Below we set out in detail the cookies that we use on this Website, their function and the data they collect.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the associated table(s) below.
Except for strictly necessary cookies, all cookies will expire after the following periods:
- Google analytics cookies – 1 year
- Login cookies – 30 days
- Session cookies – 15 minutes
Strictly necessary cookies
These let you move around our Website and use essential features such as accessing secure areas of our Website and identifying you as being logged in.
The cookies that we use on this Website which are essential for its operation are set out below. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
|This is a session cookie that allows our Website to customise your current visit.
Our Website uses “analytics” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it and help us to improve the way our Website works.
We use this information to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
We may share this information with analytics and search engine providers (e.g. Google) that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
These cookies enable us to:
We use these cookies to recognise users when they return to a website. They enable the personalisation of content, the recognition of users and remember user preferences (for example, their choice of language or region).
We use the information to improve our website and enhance our visitors’ experience.
|These cookies are used to remember that you have logged in a private area of the Website and remember your log in details so you don’t need to enter your password on future visits.
7. Learn more about cookies
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at www.youronlinechoices.eu. The guide contains an explanation of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.
8. Changes to this policy
We may update this cookies policy from time to time to ensure that it remains accurate. Please check back regularly so you are fully aware of any changes.
This policy was last updated on 30 March 2022.
If you have any questions or if you would like to find out more about this cookies policy, please contact Data Protection Officer, Mr. Raphael Swery, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at the following address:
Care Oncology Clinic
Data Protection Queries
76 Harley Street