Privacy Policy and Website Cookies

Any information you provide to us via our websites will be treated as confidential, we will never share or use it to contact you or send you marketing materials unless you have specifically requested such activity via an email to a relevant member of our staff. Please contact us if you have any queries about any aspect of our web sites or services. Additional contact information is available via www.wmas.nhs.uk.

To improve your experience on our site, we may use 'cookies'. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites.

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware of and read their privacy policy.

Our website uses it's own cookies and also cookies from Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

Cookies utilised by Google Analytics include:
Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_gat_UA After 10 minutes Tracking cookie for analytics.js. Used to throttle request rate.
_ga After 2 years Tracking cookie for analytics.js. Used to distinguish users.

Cookies utilised by our websites:
Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
ASPSESSIONID* End of session A unique identifier to enable our website to work correctly.
COOKIES End of session Used to decide whether or not to show the notice information banner regarding our use of cookies.
PHPSESSIONID* End of session A unique identifier to enable our website to work correctly.