Find out why your NHS data matters

Cookie policy

The 'Find out why your NHS data matters' service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Some are essential. For others you have a choice.

We use cookies to:

  • ensure your visit is secure
  • check you've seen our cookie banner
  • measure how you use the website, like where you click, so it can be updated and improved based on your needs

You'll see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

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How we use cookies

Checking you've seen our cookie banner

You will see a "pop-up" banner when you first visit the site telling you that we use cookies. We store a cookie so that your computer knows you've seen the banner and knows not to show it again.

NamePurposeExpires
ndop_seen_cookie_messageSaves a message to let us know that you've seen our cookie message1 month

Measuring how you use the website

We use "Hotjar" to collect information about how you use our service. For example, which buttons you click or pages you visit. We do this to make improvements to the service.

Hotjar collects this information in a way which does not personally identify you. Hotjar sets the following cookies:

NameDescriptionDuration
_hjClosedSurveyInvitesHotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.365 days
_hjDonePollsHotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.365 days
_hjMinimizedPollsHotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.365 days
_hjDoneTestersWidgetsHotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.365 days
_hjMinimizedTestersWidgetsHotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.365 days
_hjIncludedInSampleHotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.365 days

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