NHS Cancer Screening Programmes: Privacy Statement

The website of the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes does not store or capture personal information about visitors. The web server merely logs the user's IP address. Our log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information from the site. We only collect any information about you that you send to us voluntarily using the contact form, in order to respond to your enquiries.

Other websites linked from this site do not necessarily follow the same policies.

You may wish to learn about cookies and how to control, or delete, them by visiting www.aboutcookies.org.

Further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found on the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.ico.gov.uk/.

Glossary

Cookie

Message given to a browser program by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests. In our case, however, we do not use cookies at all.

IP address

Every machine connecting to the Internet has a four-number address (e.g. 146.9.80.88) which may or may not stay constant between sessions online. Many web users connect indirectly to the Internet via an intermediary (proxy) server

Log files

Every time our web site is accessed an entry is made in the web server's log file. This tells us broadly where an access is coming from, when it was made, which file was requested and whether the request was successful or not. It usually does not allow us to identify individual users. The data is used to assess usage levels and spot technical problems (such as broken pages or web server errors).

Web server

The machine on which the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes website is physically located, which delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.