What are cookies?
Cookies come in a few different flavours;
- Persistent cookies are used to retain user preferences, relating to a particular website you visit. This can be things like whether you want to be logged in automatically when you visit the website, or whether you've already been asked to take part in a survey for example. Persistent cookies exist on your machine for a pre-set length of time.
- Session cookies are used to retain information during a particular time you've used a website; this can be things like storing the contents of your shopping basket on an e-commerce site. They are deleted as soon as you close your browser.
- Third-party cookies are used by advertisers and social networks to learn about your browsing habits to help deliver relevant advertising and content to you. This, for example means you could be more likely to see adverts for shops you already shop at.
What cookies do we use on our site?
On Patient Access we use Persistent and Session cookies.
Below is a list of cookies used by Patient Access
|_pk_ref||Persistent||Analytics||This set of cookies are used by our analytics software to monitor which pages are visited and allow us to make improvements to the website by analysing visitors interest and behaviour. All data collected is anonymous.|
|EAV6Auth||Persistent||Site function||This cookie is used by the site to keep you logged in.|
This cookie is used by site to remember your login User ID.
Changing your settings
We have provided links below to instructions for all the major browsers on how to change your cookie settings.
Please note: We do not recommend disabling cookies entirely as this will prevent most websites and services (such as webmail and social media sites) from working.
Last revised 14/09/12