Cookie Policy

Cookies

http://www.sompar.nhs.uk/ puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

SOMPAR.NHS.UK cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies. (http://www.aboutcookies.org/)

How cookies are used on SOMPAR.NHS.UK

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use SOMPAR.NHS.UK. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, eg improving site search.   

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on SOMPAR.NHS.UK
  • how long you spend on each SOMPAR.NHS.UK page

  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

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Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit SOMPAR.NHS.UK. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

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When applying to be a Trust member

When you apply to be a Trust member, we’ll set a cookie to remember your progress through the forms. These cookies don’t store your personal data and are deleted once you’ve completed the transaction.

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YouTube videos

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

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Links to other NHS  services

Most services we link to are run by different NHS departments.  These services may set additional cookies and, if so, will have their own cookies policy.

Browser upgrade prompt

We log a cookie the first time you visit SOMPAR.NHS.UK to let us know you’ve visited once.

If you’re using an out-of-date browser the next time you visit, we’ll show you a message suggesting you upgrade.

We’ll also save a cookie that lets us know you don’t want to see the prompt if you dismiss it.

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Our performance survey

We select some users to take part in a performance survey. If you take part, or dismiss the survey, we’ll save a cookie that lets us know you’ve seen the message so that we don’t show it to you again.

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We use SurveyMonkey    to collect responses to the survey. If you take part, SurveyMonkey will save extra cookies to your computer to track your progress through it.

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We use Survey Monkey for the performance survey on SOMPAR.NHS.UK. For more information, please see Survey Monkey privacy information    

Multivariate testing

We sometimes test different versions of pages with different users to see which work better. We’ll save a cookie so that you consistently see the same version when browsing SOMPAR.NHS.UK.

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