Privacy

The North of England Specialised Commissioning Group Yorkshire and The Humber Office is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals using this website. The following statement discloses the privacy practices for http://www.yhscg.nhs.uk/.

Information collection and use

Yorkshire and The Humber Specialised Commissioning Group does not store or collect any personal information about site users automatically or without their knowledge. Information may be stored or collected in relation to the submission of forms completed by and with the knowledge of the visitor.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive while they are visiting a particular website. It contains simple information about the user’s identity but no personal information. When the user closes their browser, the cookie is destroyed. We use cookies to count visits to our content. The information retained in these cookies is anonymous and does not include any personal information. You can disable the use of cookies in your browser.

In compliance with EU legislation, the following table lists the use of cookies on this web site:

Cookie Name

Purpose

More information

useTextOnly

This is used to store whether you are in textOnly mode or not.

Persistent for three months.

 

setString

This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode e.g. font-size and colour.

Persistent for one month.

 

SitekitLogin

This is used to store the username and password for ‘remember my login’ feature on extranets.

Persistent for one month.

 

SKSession

This cookie has two functions.

Firstly it serves as a session cookie for extranet users. Without this cookie, an extranet user will have to login to each individual page in the extranet.

It also enables us to track the pages that a user visits while they navigate around the site.

 

First_pv_(siteid) 

It stands for first page view, and it's a way to make sure certain things are only triggered on the first page view of a new session. It has a short expiration time, 20 minutes. The cookie is never sent to their servers, it's just used by the tracking code directly.

 Clicky web (real-time) analytics (www.getclicky.com).

_jsuid

This cookie is used to identify page views from the same visitor

Clicky web (real-time) analytics (www.getclicky.com).

AcceptCookies

This is used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies.

Persistent for one year.

 

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. 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.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Log files

We use our records of the pages users have visited on www.yhscg.nhs.uk to analyse trends, administer the site and track users’ movements so that we can improve the site. Our records do not contain any personal information about users.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Yorkshire and The Humber Specialised Commissioning Group is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of other websites.

Feedback

Feedback submitted via online forms are used to feed into current consultations or review our services. This work is always carried out in the strictest confidence.

Notification of changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

This page was last updated on 09 May 2012.