Cookies on our website
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you browse a website. They are used to monitor and/or remember how you interact with online content. For example, a cookie can be used to retrieve your online shopping basket when you’re ready to checkout.
Cookies do not allow other people to access your device or any personal information, unless you specifically choose to share your data.
If a cookie originates from our domain it is known as a first party cookie and has been set up intentionally to ensure the website operates correctly.
Website functionality. Essential cookies are used to control features on our website by storing your preferences. For example, a cookie is used to determine if you are logged in to your account and may remember this to keep you logged in for your next visit.These cookies uniquely identify your device with an ID number, but do not contain any personal information about you.
- Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use our website. This includes page views, time spent on the site, the links clicked and details of where visitors came from (searched on Google etc). By analysing the data, we can understand how our website is performing and make improvements to our content and your experience. All data, including your IP address, is anonymous and we are unable to identify you as an individual. For more details, please see the Google Analytics data policy.
- Accessibility. Our website uses Browsealoud for screen reading, translation and other accessibility features. In order for the tools to work correctly, cookies are required. When you click the icon in the top menu bar to activate Browsealoud, you will be asked to accept these cookies. For more details, please see the Browsealoud Security Document.
- Advertising. Currently, RCoA does not use any cookies for the purpose of targeted advertising on social media or any other third-party website.
Third Party Cookies
Like most websites on the internet, cookies on our website can also come from other domains, which are known as third party cookies.
These cookies are common when a webpage contains third party features such as a YouTube video or Twitter feed. Additional cookies may be essential in order to make these features work correctly, but some companies may also include cookies for tracking and advertising.
Changing your cookie settings
You can restrict, disable or delete cookies using the settings in your browser.
If you choose to opt-out, please be aware that some features on the site may not function correctly, including your login and account preferences.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists takes its responsibility with regards to privacy and data security very seriously.
Our privacy notice describes how and why we collect and use personal information and provides information about your rights.