Privacy Statement

Our privacy statement

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (TGH) Internet Site.

It applies solely to this Internet site.

Information collection and use

The site does not store or collect any personal information about site users.

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. This version of our site may use cookies in the future - to support accessibility issues.

Our site uses Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour. Google takes data privacy very seriously. Therefore, Google Analytics doesn't report on personally identifiable information, including visitor IP address. Only Google Analytics account owners and those to whom they give permission may access their reporting data. Google support and client services specialists may access reporting data for the purposes of customer support.

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.

N/A

setString

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

Persistent for one month.

N/A

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.

N/A

AcceptCookies

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

Persistent for one year.

N/A

Google Analytics

_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

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 the site to analyse trends, administer the site and track users' movements. Our records do not contain any personal information about users.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 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.

Notification of changes

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

  • 01/10/2006 - adopted the use of Google Analytics
  • 01/10/2007 - changes to section on cookies - to include use of a cookie in the future, to support accessibility issues.
  • 30/05/2012 - changes to section on cookies - to include a table listing each cookie used on our site.