Privacy and cookies

Privacy and cookies

Privacy of your information

This page explains how the website uses any information you give to us, and the way we protect your privacy. Protecting the privacy and personal data of the visitors to our site is of the utmost importance to us.

This policy only covers this website. It does not cover links within this site to other websites.

For more information about your privacy and how Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust processes your data please see our full list of privacy notices.

The Data Protection Act

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose as described and we do not pass on your details to any other government department or third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss and alteration of information under our control.

Changes to this policy

If the privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing the page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.


About cookies

Cookies are small files saved on your digital device, this could be your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer when you visit a website. They are generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website.

The cookies store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit and how long you stay on a website page.

Cookies are not computer programs and will not damage or harm your device in any way. They are very small so do not take up much space.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to make our website more secure, for example by helping to remember which pop-ups you have seen, links you have already clicked (analytics cookies) and these also help us to measure how you use our website, improve its performance, and show you relevant content and campaigns.

Find out about how to manage, delete and control cookies

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Your personal information (eg your name or address) is not accessible via google analytics and therefore cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

  • _ga:  Helps us count how many people the website by tracking if you’ve visited before – Expires in 2 years
  • _gat:  Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made  – Expires in 10 mins
  • _gat_UA-275328-1: Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made – Expires in 10 mins

You can opt out of Google Analytics Cookies

Cookie notification message

You may see a message when you first visit our website which notifies you about our use of cookies. We store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again. 

Cookie: dontShowCookieNotice

Purpose: This lets us know that you’ve seen our cookie message – Expires in 1 year

Your Javascript settings

Many parts of our website contain Javascript to affect how webpages are displayed, but these pages can also work without Javascript. We store a cookie if Javascript is enabled in your web browser.

Cookie: has_js:

Purpose: This lets us know that you have Javascript enabled on your web browser and expires when you leave the website

Twitter cookies

In conjunction with social media advertising (see below), we use Twitter cookies to collect information about which pages you view on our websites, in order to measure the performance of these advertisements and to help target future advertising.

Other site cookies

Cookies can also be set by third-party domains when we embed content and tools from those domains.

These include:

Social media adverts

We occasionally use Twitter, Facebook (Meta) and LinkedIn to serve advertisements targeted to users’ interests. You can opt of targeted advertising for Twitter and Facebook.