Littlewick Medical Centre, 42 Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5PR  Tel: 0115 932 5229

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Further information about our use of cookies

Our website aitunemedicalpractice.co.uk (“our website”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies.

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Analytical/performance cookies.

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. See Google Analytics below.

Functionality cookies.

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region, font sizes and more).

Targeting cookies.

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Google Analytics

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

The only cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

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Cookies

You can be assured that My Surgery Website does not use cookies to track your activity online.

1 My Surgery Website Limited does not set first party cookies on this website containing any personal data unless specifically instructed to do so by the user. For example, if a user requests to be remembered on a form then a cookie is set to retain the form data for next time.

2 The Web Site uses third-party Cookies to collect anonymous traffic data about your use of this website. This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy, which can be viewed here: http://www.google.com/privacy.html. Google Analytics collects information such as pages you visit on this site, the browser and operating system you use and time spent viewing pages. The purpose of this information is to help us improve the site for future visitors.These cookies are not used to track you or your activity but if you do not wish these cookies to be stored on your computer, disable cookies in your browser settings.

3 You may delete Cookies at any time. See the help in your internet browser to find out how to delete your cookies.

Cookies Used

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

__utma Cookie
A persistent cookie – remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit).

__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookies
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.

Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired. This is a standard ‘grace period’ in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many others follow the same procedure.

__utmz Cookie

Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data. This cookie lasts six months.

__utmv Cookie

Google __utmv Cookie lasts “forever”. It is a persistant cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and the __utmv works hand in hand with the __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.

The following cookies are set by My Surgery Website:

cookieAccepted

Cookie lasts “forever”. Indicates that user has acknolwledged the ‘cookie information’ banner and so prevent the banner being shown again.

apps

Cookie lasts until the next time the creating form is opened. It is created when user ticks the box to request that form data is retained for next time in the appointments or appointments cancellation forms. Prevents user having to type in all their details again.

dList1,dList2,repeatPrescriptions,repeatPrescriptions2

Cookies last until the next time the no-registration verion of the prescriptions form is used. Cookies are created at request of user to retain form data for next time. Prevents user having to type in all their details again.

userPoll

Cookie lasts 30 days. Records that user poll has been answered so that the poll is not displayed again.

other cookies

Other cookies are used when editing or when logged on to the staff section to enable the editor to function correctly and to assist with retaining state.