Cookies and privacy policy

Privacy

The NHS Confederation runs this website. Please refer to these terms and conditions separately. This privacy notice applies to the NHS Confederation website.

What information do we collect?

The NHS Confederation collects and stores the following information that is automatically recognised: the date and time, the originating IP, the type of browser and operating system used, the URL of the referring page, the object requested, and the completion status of the request. Visitors to our public website remain anonymous as none of the data collected is linked to any personal information. The information only allows us to assess the popularity of the pages on the website, so that we can continually improve our site.

From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (for example name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services include bulletins, email updates and surveys. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable the NHS Confederation group to provide you with the services you select. Any information you provide to the NHS Confederation will only be used by us and unless specified will not be disclosed unless we are obliged or permitted to by law to do so.

Changes to our policy

If our privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing the page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Use of cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this 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 to ensure they are fast.

Please note that the cookie provider listed below may distribute the gathered cookie information with other third party websites for the purpose of activity tracking. You can find out more about the policy of cookie provider on their privacy pages.

Cookie provider: Google Analytics 

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. 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. Find out more about Google cookies.

Embedded content

We want to provide interesting and engaging content on our website. On a number of pages we use plug ins or embedded media. For example, we embed YouTube videos in many pages.

The suppliers of these services may also set cookies on your device when you visit the pages where we have used this type of content. These are known as third-party cookies. Third party cookies are delivered on behalf of their respective organisations this is beyond the control of the NHS Confederation.

Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or the practices of this website, please email us at digital@nhsconfed.org.

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