Privacy and cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (such as your computer or mobile phone). These include small files known as cookies. We will not use them to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

For more details with regards to cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org​. This website provides full information about what cookies are and how to manage them.

Our use of cookies

Cookies detailed below may be stored on your device when visiting this website:

Necessary cookies

This set of cookies enable core functionality such as security and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may have an adverse effect on how our website behaves.

Set by

Name

Typical content

Expires

Purpose

GPhC

gphc_active_menu

N/A

One month

Records a visitor's most recently visited 'quick link' menu, located at the footer of the website

gphc_css_size

N/A

One month

Used to remember a visitor's chosen text size

has_js

N/A

At the end of the session (closing the browser window)

Records whether a visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled

ReciteMe accessibility tool

ReciteMe is a cloud-based web accessibility solution which enables visitors to customise the website to their needs. You can launch ReciteMe on our website by clicking on the links that appear on the top blue banner within the header.

These cookies only become active if you enable the ReciteMe toolbar that appears within the header of this website.

Recite.Persist

N/A

At the end of the session (closing the browser window

This stores a flag to indicate whether the toolbar should persist between pages or not

Recite.Preferences

N/A

Persists until visitors clears cookies

This stores the users current settings so that they can be reapplied on subsequent pages

 

Analytics cookies

We would like to use Google Analytics to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. These cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.

Google Analytics*

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website

* Google Analytics cookies are used across all our websites (pharmacyregulation.org, myGPhC and myGPhCpharmacy)

Name

Typical content

Expires

Purpose

_utma

Randomly generated number

Two years

Google Analytics will set a cookie to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage

_utmb

Randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

Randomly generated number

At the end of the session (closing the browser window)

_utmz

Randomly generated number plus info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)

Six months

 

Third party cookies

YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing service. Videos are uploaded to YouTube channels and can be embedded on web pages. For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Types of Cookies used by Google

Please note that these cookies will only get activated if you watch one of the videos embedded on this website that we host via youtube.com

Name

Typical content

Expires

Purpose

visitor_infor1_live

N/A

Eight months from set/update

This cookie
measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old

ysc

N/A

At the end of the session (closing the browser window)

This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video

 

Cookies specific to our myGPhCpharmacy website

Name

Typical content

Expires

Purpose

.ASPXAUTH

N/A

20 minutes after the visitor's last action on the site

Authentication - it allows access to the site after signing in. Also, it automatically logs the visitor out 20 minutes after of inactivtiy on myGPhCpharmacy website

ASP.NET_SessionId

N/A

At the end of the session (closing the browser window)

Used to identify a vistor's browser session

MyGphcPharmacySignIn

N/A

At the end of the session (signing out of myGPhCpharmacy or closing the browser window)

Used to identify the visitor whilst signed in, to do so it uses the following fields:

  • Username
  • Email
  • Pharmacy owner number

This information is encrypted to protect the visitor's privacy

fontSize

N/A

One year

Remembers the visitor's preferred font size so that it doesn't need to be changed on every visit

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