Privacy and cookies

1. Purpose of this notice
This notice tells you how the Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated collection of personal information
As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by the us. This will include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

3. Non-automated collection
Where you are required under this website to provide personal data the uses of this data will be indicated at the point of collection.

4. Third-party access
Your personal data that you have provided will not routinely be sent to other third-parties (unless notified – see 3. above).

5. Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Our website uses first party cookies which are set by our web server as opposed to a different web server. They are categorised as strictly necessary, which are essential to the operation of the website, and performance cookies which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose Further Information
Google Analytics __utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmv
__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. Google Privacy
Google Analytics Privacy
Google Analytics TOS
PHP session PHPSESSID This cookie stores a unique ID assigned by the web server. It is used to enable some site functionality to work properly. PHP Sessions
Content Management System wp-settings- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
Content Management System wp-settings-time- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
Content Management System wordpress_test_cookie This is set by WordPress and is used to determine whether or not your browser allows cookies to be set
Content Management System wordpress_logged_in_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user.

6. Code of Practice
The Data Protection Code of Practice also applies to the use of personal data under this website. The Code can be accessed at Data Protection Code of Practice

7. Facebook
This site includes a link to the Facebook website, which ultimately allows visitors to share content with their Facebook friends. See the Facebook privacy policy (http://www.facebook.com/policy.php) for more details.

8. Twitter
This site includes a link to the Twitter website, which ultimately allows visitors to share content with their Twitter friends. See the Twitter privacy policy (http://twitter.com/privacy) for more details.

9. YouTube
This site feeds video content from the YouTube website, which allows visitors to see content which is relevant to this site, but which we have no direct control over. See the YouTube privacy policy (http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy) for more details.

10. Changes to this notice
This notice and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

11. Further information and Contact
If you have any queries relating to the privacy statement then please contact us.