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Privacy and cookies

South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group does not collect any personal information about those using the site. We do collect and analyse anonymous information on our visitors, including the number of visits to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. None of this information is linked to individuals or distributed to third parties.

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.

Session Cookies (ASP.NET_SessionId): This is a Microsoft standard cookie used to allow the web server to remember which visitor is which. No personal information is stored, just an encoded identifier to information that is stored securely on the server.

Google Analytics (_utma,_utmb,_utmc and_utmz): These cookies are 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. For more information, please refer to Google's privacy overview.

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 Southern Devon Health and Care NHS 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 South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group website to work incorrectly.​