Cookie policy

How we use cookies.

Cookies policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve it. When we provide services to you, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered through the internet, this very occasionally involves placing small amounts of information on your device (phone, tablet or computer). These include small files known as cookies.

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:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:

For further detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy below.

By continuing to browse our website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

How do we use cookies?

Our website at ('the website') uses cookies, which are small text files stored on a user's computer by their web browser. The NHSCFA ('We', 'Us', 'Our') uses cookies to store information about your preferences, speed up your searches, recognise you when you return to our website and estimate our audience size and usage pattern. For details on specific categories of our cookies and what they are used for please see below.

Which types of cookies do we use, and why?

Tracking cookies - are used to provide information on the pages that are viewed. This information is anonymous, not shared with anyone else and only used on our website. Necessary cookies - are required for the operation of our website, for example where they enable you to log into secure areas of the website.

An example of the website and web application cookies used include :

System: Google Analytics

Table of tracking cookies used

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device
_utma To determine the number of unique visitors to our website 2 years
_utmb To establish and continue your internet browser session on our website 30 minutes
_utmt To manage data transfer volumes 10 minutes
_utmz To determine where you came from when visiting our website 6 months
_ga To distinguish users 2 years
_gid To distinguish users 24 hours
_gat To manage data transfer volumes 10 minutes
_utmc To determine whether the user was beginning a new session/visit Until you close your browser
_utmv To store information about your visit to our webpages. This is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics 2 years after the last update

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List of cookies used by this website

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device
JSESSIONID This cookie is essential for these systems to work Until you close your browser
cookie-consent Used to detemin the current status of the cookie consent popup 1 year
gridView This cookie is used to retain prefered list or grid view in section hub pages. 1 year


List of cookies used by YouTube

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device
CONSENT Google set a number of cookies on pages that include Youtube content, these can collect a range of information to measure a users interaction and behavure with Youtube content, these cookies do not identify you personaly unless you are loged into a google acount. 20 years

Third Party

No third party cookies are used at this time

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