"Working in Partnership to support the Commissioning
 and Delivery of High Quality Cancer Care in Essex"
NHS Essex Cancer Network

Privacy Policy

Organisation policy

Please consider

  • DPA
  • FOI
  • Information Governance
  • Patient Confidentiality

Technical details

Forms

We presently do not make use of forms on our website, but if we do use forms in the future we will make use of an available ‘forms module’ which has a number of built-in features to help ensure privacy. We will also aim to use secure forms where appropriate.

Cookies

We do not make use of cookies to collect any private or personally identifiable information.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive while they are visiting particular website. It contains simple information about the user’s identity but no personal information.

We only use cookies to help us improve the functionality of our website. The cookies used by our system contain random strings of characters alongside minimal information about the state and session of the website – which in no way collects or discloses any personal information about you as a visitor.

In compliance with EU legislation, the following table lists the use of cookies on this web site:

 

Cookie Name

Purpose

More information

SKSession

This cookie has two functions.

Firstly it serves as a session cookie for extranet users. Without this cookie, an extranet user will have to login to each individual page in the extranet.

It also enables us to track the pages that a user visits while they navigate around the site.

N/A

homeBookmark

This is used to store the user selection of which is the main homepage from the top level navigation items.

Persistent for one week.

 

conditionName

This is used to save the users selection from the cancer options drop down

Persistent for one week.

 

conditionURL

This is used as a redirect next time the visitor goes to the homepage directly (as opposed to by using the navigation).

Persistent for one week.

 

AcceptCookies

This is used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies.

Persistent for one year.

N/A

Google Analytics

_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_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.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can choose to save login information in a cookie to enable faster login to a private area of this site. A notification is given before any such cookie is dropped, and the process is ultimately within your control. Even where this is used, the cookie still contains minimal authentication information, and does not contain any private or personal data.

Data retention policy

Our platform, Sitekit CMS, operates with a clear data-retention policy in order to comply with the Privacy Enhancing Technology guidance from the Information Commissioner. This means that data has predefined time limits for storage and is only retained by the system for as long as it is considered useful.

Server statistics

Like almost all websites, we have access to server statistics which provide aggregate statistics on bandwidth and server load. This load data is used to manage bandwidth effectively and for billing purposes. It is important for us to collect and monitor this information because we pay for a server bandwidth allowance and are liable for the costs of increases beyond our allowance.

The server statistics are not designed to collect any individually identifiable information and the reports we receive are generally numerical and in graph format.

Alongside the server statistics, our Content Management System, Sitekit CMS, collects information on: popular search terms used on the website, which we have access to in order to arrange our pages better; visitor path information, which we have access to for future design considerations; and download popularity (numerical by month), which we use to organise the file libraries better.

Analytics

Like most websites, we make use of analytics software in order to help us understand the trends in popularity of our website and of different sections. We make no use of personally identifiable information in any of the statistical reports we use from this package.

We use an analytics package called Google Analytics.

External Sites

Our website contains links to other sites. Essex Cancer Network is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit which collect personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies only to this website. We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Should we make any changes to our privacy policy we will display the information on this page.

Last updated: 06/06/2012

You are here:

Explore The Network

© Essex Cancer Network, 2011  |  Swift House, Hedgerows Business Park, Colchester Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5PF  |  Tel. 01245 397626

Powered by Sitekit CMS