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Cookie and Privacy Policy

A cookie is a simple text file that gets downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used for many different functions including auto-filling forms, counting visitors, storing shopping basket items, personalising content, targeting advertising, recording user preferences and for authentication and security. You can restrict or block cookies at any time using your browser settings.

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There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies‚ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

First party cookies

This site does not contain any first party cookies.

Third party cookies

We sometimes embed video, images or other content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and Twitter. We may also allow you to share links to content on our site with other websites by the use of “Share” buttons.

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These are Google Analytics cookies, 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. You can see Google’s Privacy Policy here.

PREF, SID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, demographics, LOGIN_INFO, HSID, SSID, use_hitbox

These cookies are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of YouTube videos. See Google’s Policies and Principles.

NNID, PREF, khcookie

These Google cookies are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of Google Maps and Street View.

Privacy

This Privacy Statement only covers the Health for Teens website. This statement does not cover links within this site to other externally operated websites. This website is owned by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

The Data Protection Act

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose as described and we do not pass on your details to any third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

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 this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

External sites

Our website contains links to other sites. Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust 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. We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.

Users 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to this website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

Changes to the policy

If the privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing the 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.