Cookie Policy

Information about cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a Website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Website on each subsequent visit, or to another Website that recognises that cookie. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

There are several kinds of cookies that can be applied to websites, but i-Patient's use of cookies is very limited - see below.

Cookie Type What it is used for? How this type of cookie is used by i-Patient? Cookie Name
Strictly necessary cookies These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features such as accessing secure areas of the Website i-Patient uses a session cookie to maintain your "logged in session", allowing us to know that you are securely logged in to our site.
Performance cookies These cookies collect information about how visitors use a Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No
Functionality cookies (Session & Persistent) These cookies can be first party, third party session or persistent cookies. These cookies will be as a result of a user action but might also be implemented in the delivery of a service not explicitly requested but offered to the user. First party only, one "Session" & one "Persistent", see details below.
Session cookies A session cookie allows Website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user open the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. i-Patient uses session cookies to maintain your "logged in session". i-Patient Session
Persistent cookies These cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. i-Patient uses a persistent cookie to tell us that you have seen our cookie message at the first point of sign in so that we don’t keep showing that message again. It lasts for 12 months. i-Patient Cookie Consent

Descriptions taken from the International Chamber of Commerce Guide to UK Cookies 2012.