Cookies & Privacy
Information collection and use
NHS Professionals does not store or collect any personal information about site users without their consent. The system will record your email address and other information only if volunteered to us by you (for example, via application forms and contact forms). This information shall be treated as confidential. It may only be used for internal review and to contact you regarding any feedback.
The website will log a user’s IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server. This information is used for statistical purposes only.
- Analyse the use of different sections of our website and improve performance based on user data
- Help us with the security settings like session login and log out
We have categorised cookies used on our website based on the guidelines found in the ICO UK cookie guide. Following are the different categories of cookies used on our websites and online services:
These are the cookies necessary to display our website the way it is and some parts of our website may not function properly without these cookies.
They work with NHS Professionals features to help us provide a faster experience when you are logged into our mobile bookings website – so you can view things like available shifts for you to book on your mobile.
Google Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information like pages you visit the most on our website and they help us in improving the services we provide through our website. The data collected has no personally identifiable information in it and it is saved for NHS Professionals’ use only. Google does not have access to the data collected using these cookies.
Following are the Google Analytics cookies we use:
| Name|| ||Purpose || ||Expired |
| _utma|| ||This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site|| ||2 years|
| _utmb|| ||This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site|| ||30 minutes|
| _utmc|| ||This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser|| ||When you close your browser|
| _utmz|| ||This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)|| ||6 months|
You can opt-out of Google Analytics.
How to delete cookies stored by us?
All modern internet browsers provide the functionality to delete cookies from the computer. Please refer to the help section of your browser for more information on how to delete cookies saved on your computer by a specific website.
Notification of changes
NHS Professionals reserves the right to change their Privacy statement without notice. It is the responsibility of users to check this Privacy statement regularly.