Privacy policy and cookies

Automatic information

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use cookies, and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our site.

What about cookies?

Cookies are identifiers we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide personalised features.

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of the websites you are browsing and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We will never share your information with other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes. Cookies are also used to aid the interaction with social media sites.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Copyright

All content, including videos, images, documents and graphics, on this website is the copyright of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust unless otherwise stated. Images are the copyright of the artist also.

Availability

We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of information on this site.

Accuracy

We try to make sure information on this website is accurate, complete and kept up-to-date. However, information is constantly changing so we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate at all times.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material for viruses. However, it is recommended that you run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur while using material derived from this website.

Links from Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust website

We link to other websites to provide you with easy access to other information. However we are not responsible for the content or reliability of external websites. Links should not be taken as an endorsement. We cannot guarantee that these links will work at all times and we have no control over the availability of linked pages. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.

Changes to this policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

 

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