Cookie statement

This statement explains how we use cookies on the IVFH's main web pages (i.e. those in www.ivfhammersmith.com).

For information about what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the website, and how this information will be used, please see our Privacy Policy.

How we use cookies

Most of our web pages use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website.

Types of cookies we use

We use the following types of cookies:

  • strictly necessary cookies – these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, like online application forms, cannot be provided;
  • 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 do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works; and
  • functionality cookies – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Specific cookies we use

Cookies may be set either by the IVFH’s website ("first party cookies"), or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.

However, we continue to collect information about third-party cookies and the tables below are based on the work completed to date. Accordingly, we may update the information contained in this section from time to time.

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Further information
Google Analytics _utma 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 website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Overview of Google Analytics privacy
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
Website platform exp_tracker These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site.  
exp_last_visit
exp_last_visit__atuvc
exp_cp_last_site_id
exp_last_activity These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site.

These cookies are deleted when a user closes their browser.
 
exp_expiration  
exp_sessionid  
exp_uniqueid  
exp_userhash  
exp_flash Used to keep track of changes for the current logged in member. Used in conjunction with logged in members only.
Expires: 1 day from date set/update.
 
  hideCookieMessage This cookie is set by the IVF Hammersmith website in order to stop the cookie acceptance message from appearing.  

Third Party Cookies

Provider Name Purpose Further information
Google Maps NID These cookies are used by Google to track how many people are using their maps. Overview of Google Analytics privacy
PREF
khcookie

Further information

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Changes to our Cookie Statement

Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you.

Contact

Any queries or concerns about the use of cookies on this website should be sent by email to dpo@arp-group.net or addressed to the Data Protection Office, Institute of Reproductive Sciences, Oxford Business Park North, Oxford, OX4 2HW.