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Cookie policy

Use of cookies by West of England Academic Health Science Network

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer 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.

We use seven sets of cookies: Google Analytics cookies, Google Maps cookies, YouTube Cookies, Twitter cookie, UK cookie consent cookie, Vimeo cookies and Wufoo cookies.

Google Analytics Cookies

The four Google Analytics cookies provide us with data about visitor usage patterns on our site. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. The visitor remains anonymous.

Google Maps Cookies

The embedded Google Map on our site sets 3 cookies known as NID, PREF and khcookie. These cookies allow Google Maps to remember which browser you are using and what preferences you have set when you view maps.

YouTube Cookies

West of England Academic Health Science Network has a YouTube channel and embeds our videos into our website using YouTube’s embed code. YouTube sets three cookies and requires local storage.

Twitter Cookie

This cookie is set for the browser to remember the guest id to display the latest news from our twitter account.

Pop-up Cookie Consent Cookie

The cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.

Vimeo Cookies

The cookies set by Vimeo allow embedded Vimeo videos to be played via this website.

Wufoo Cookies

The cookies set by Wufoo allow you to submit information to us via the Wufoo forms service.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmt
_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. 2 years, 30mins, when you close your browser, 10mins, 6months respectively
Google Maps nid pref khcookie These cookies allow Google Maps to remember which browser you are using and what preferences you have set when you view maps. 6 months, 2 years, when you close your browser, respectively
YouTube PREF VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE use_hitbox These cookies allow YouTube to remember which browser you are using and what preferences you have set when you watch embedded video on our website. 10 years, 8 months, when you close your browser respectively
Twitter guest_id This cookie is set for the browser to remember the guest id to display the latest news from our twitter account. 2 years
UK cookie consent wordpress plugin catAccCookies Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies. This cookie is used to stop the Cookie notification displaying each time a new session is opened. 1 month
Vimeo embedded videos player, _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt_player, _utmz, aka_debug Cookies set by Vimeo to enable the operation of Vimeo videos embedded in this website. 1 year, 2 years, 30 mins, when session ends, 10 mins, 6 months, when session ends
Wufoo.com forms SSID, SSLB, SSPV, SSRT, SSSC, ep201, ep202 Cookies set by Wufoo.com to enable operation of the forms service that allows you to send data via Wufoo to WEAHSN. 1 year, when session ends, 1 year, 1 year, when session ends, 30 mins, 1 year

For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org/