Terms and Conditions

Cookies

To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too. You have the choice to disable Cookies when you first visit this website, we use cookies for the following purposes only:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring anonymously how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs and improve it accordingly

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This information cannot be used to identify you and we do not allow Google to use our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

 

The following cookies are set by our website software (SitekitCMS) and Cookie acceptance software:

Name Typical Content Expires
useTextOnly This is used to store whether you are in textOnly mode or not. It’s only written on sites which use the text only option. 3 Months
setString This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode e.g. font-size and colour. It’s only written on sites which use the text only option. 1 Month
SKSession This is a session cookie, designed to ensure that registered users needn’t log into every page individually. when you close your browser
wsjpecrga_consent This Cookie establishes if you have accepted or refused us permission to use Google Analytics to measure your visit to our website. when you close your browser
wsjpecrga_permanentConsent This Cookie is set if you allow permanent consent to use or not use Cookies. Thus once this is set you’ll not be prompted with the Cookie consent question for 1 year. Using this option is advised for regular visitors. 1 Year