Privacy and cookies
There are two types of cookie you may encounter:
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
Third party cookies
Browsealoud: Our website uses the Browsealoud plugin which allows text on the page to be read aloud. Cookies may be set to store information and preferences when using the plugin. To find out more please visit Texthelp.
Google: We use Google Analytics to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. This information is used by us to help to improve the experience for you on our website.
SiteImprove: The SiteImprove nmstat cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. It collects statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. This information is used by us to help to improve the experience for you on our website. To find out more please visit SiteImprove.
YouTube: We embed videos from our YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
The websites www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may cause the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust website to work incorrectly.