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Overview

This website puts small files (known as 'cookies') onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you've seen so that we don't show them to you again
  • Manage your account, if you register to advertise here

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on on this site

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect information about how you use the site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on the site
  • how long you spend on each the site page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are, but we may store information related to the IP address from which your browser accesses our pages, and information about which version of browser or operating system software you use (e.g. Crome, Firefox, Linux, Windows).

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

Name   Purpose Expires

_ga This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you've visited before2 years

_gid This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you've visited before24 hours

_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

Analysing visitor navigation, and prompting

We log a cookie the first time you visit the site to let us know you've visited already, and so that we can tell when you visited particular pages.

We'll also save a cookie that lets us know you do not want to see a prompt if you dismiss it, or if you have been shown a message already.

Name   Purpose Expires

cookieconsent_status, cdu_number Stops us prompting you with once-off messages after your first visit 10 years

cdm_number Stops us re-presenting the same message (where number identifies a message ID) 10 years

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are, but we may store information related to the IP address from which your browser accesses our pages, and information about which version of browser or operating system software you use (e.g. Crome, Firefox, Linux, Windows).

Multivariate testing

We sometimes test different versions of pages with different users to see which work better. We'll save a cookie so that you consistently see the same version when browsing the site.

Name   Purpose Expires

cdv_number Lets us identify which version of the pages we are showing you (where number identifies a version ID) 10 years

Account management

If you have an account on this site (are registered as a practitioner to display your profile) we will use cookies to manage your login and account.

Name   Purpose Expires

bw Lets us identify your account if you are logged in 10 years

Last updated 29 Nov 2018; Google Analytics cookie set may change over time

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