Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your computer or mobile device from a particular website. This enables the website to recognise your specific computer or mobile device if you should return to the same site.

Cookies 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 during one task
  • recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don't need to enter it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast

A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is a randomly generated number. This is stored on your device's hard drive. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using a website. Cookies are not programs and do not collect information from your device.


How to Manage your Cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser by a website and then stored in the cookies directory of your device.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from allaboutcookies.org.


Cookies used on the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website

The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please contact the webteam.

Name
 Typical content
_utma
A randomly generated number used by Google Analytics
_utmb
A randomly generated number used by Google Analytics
_utmz
randomly generated number used by Google Analytics to ascertain information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search etc)
Glos_User Preferences Used to retain identified browser preferences set by an individual
EPiDPCKEY Used for logging into the site (for example by those accessing a secure area via a user name and password)


For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please click on the following link: Cookies and Google Analytics