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Privacy policy

The NHS is committed to the privacy of individuals using this website. The site does not collect any personal information about those using this site or track and log information about users. We do analyse the server log files which contain details of the Internet address (IP address) of computers using the site, pages looked at, the times of day and the type of web browser used. None of this information is linked to individuals. 

All information provided via the 'have your say' and 'cancel or change your appointment' forms is treated in the strictest confidence.

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk It applies solely to this website.


Cookie policy

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer's hard drive and can help analyse web traffic. They can enable web applications to tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. However, Derby Hospitals website does not do this.

We do use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us to improve our website, making it better for users. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies on your web browser. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, see the section below ' How to control and delete cookies'.

Cookies used by this site

Session cookie (ASP.NET_sessionId)

As visitors browse and interact with the web site, activity such as completing a form is recorded on the web server and this token allows us to refer to the user session data on the server between pages.  There would be no be no loss of function if there was no cookie but there will be a delay before each page load as authentication would be triggered for every page visited whereas the cookie instantly confirms visitors as anonymous. More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918

ActiveTab cookie

Stores the ID of the Active Tab as selected by the user (only on pages with tabbed content).

Google analytics cookies

Cookies are used for statistical analysis purposes.

You Tube cookies

This site does have some You Tube videos embedded. These videos are privacy enabled which means they don't load the cookie unless you watch the video. For more information visit: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

Twitter cookies

The Twitter widget on the home page uses cookies. For more information please visit: twitter.com/privacy 

How to control and delete cookies

Derby Hospitals will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies on this site, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

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 computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.