What are cookies?
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.
Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.
- make our website work
- measure how you use our website, such as which links you click on (analytics cookies), if you give us permission
We do not use any other cookies, for example, cookies that help with health campaigns.
We sometimes use tools on other organisations' websites to collect data or to ask for feedback. These tools set their own cookies.
Cookies needed for this website to work
|Cookie Namenhsuk-cookie-consent||PurposeRemembers if you used our cookies banner||ExpiryThis cookie will not be set until you interact with the cookie banner. If you interact with the banner the cookie will expire after three months.|
Cookies that measure website use
We also like to use analytics cookies. These cookies store anonymous information about how you use our website, such as which pages you visit or what you click on.
List of cookies that measure website use
|Cookie Name_ga||PurposeUsed by Google Analytics. Tells us how you use our website.||Expiry2 years|
|Cookie Name_gid||PurposeUsed by Google Analytics. Tells us how you use our website.||Expiry1 day|
|Cookie Name_ga_<container-id>||PurposeUsed by Google Analytics. Persists session state.||Expiry3 months|
We'll only use these cookies if you say it's OK. We'll use a cookie to save your settings.