Cookie Policy

To enable this service to function, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies.

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

How we use cookies

https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk uses essential cookies in some places – we've listed each of them explicitly in a table below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

These essential cookies are used for site navigation and session management, and this service may not function correctly without them. They are used only to help you navigate through the site and to view and fill in consultations.

Site navigation and session management cookies used by https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk do not contain any personally identifiable information.

This service may use non-essential cookies in some places. These non-essential cookies are not required to make the service function correctly. If any non-essential cookies are used in this service, you will find them listed below.

Use of 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, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used 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.

You can manage these small files yourself through your browser setting.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or the practices of this website, please email us at england.web@nhs.net