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1. Introduction

1.1 Our website uses cookies.

1.2 We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website.

2. About cookies

2.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

3. Cookies that we use

3.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:

  1. authentication and status - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website. This cookie is required for our website to function (cookies used for this purpose are: ASPSESSIONID[random 8 letters]);
  2. cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (cookies used for this purpose are: cookiesConsentVersion, cookieConsentGoogleAnalytics, cookieConsentGoogleAdvertising).

4. Cookies used by our service providers

4.1 Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

4.2 We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about Google's use of information by visiting https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and you can review Google's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy. The relevant cookies are: _ga, _ga_M9LSL3QMQV.

4.3 We use myfonts.com to host the fonts used on our website. They in turn use CloudFlare to provide the fonts via CDN. This service uses cookies to protect the CND from malicious bot traffic. You can view more information about this cookie at https://developers.cloudflare.com/fundamentals/get-started/reference/cloudflare-cookies. This cookie is required for us to use custom web fonts. The relevant cookies are: __cf_bm.

4.4 We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website, together with advertisements from the following advertisers and advertising networks that are distributed by Google: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. The advertisements may be personalised to reflect your interests. To help determine your interests Google and its partners use cookies. The relevant cookies served from our website are anj, uuid2, IDE. The cookies are used to track your previous visits to our website and your visits to other websites. You can opt out of Google's personalised advertising by visiting https://www.google.com/settings/ads and you can opt out of third party cookies use for personalised advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info. You can review Google's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

5. Blocking and Deleting cookies

5.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

  1. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
  2. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
  3. http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
  4. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
  5. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
  6. https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

5.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

6. Cookie preferences

6.1 You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by using the controls below.

7. Our details

7.1 This website is owned and operated by Welsh Hospitals & Health Services Association trading as WHA.

7.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 515135, and our registered office is WHA House, Greenwood Close, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, CF23 8RD.

7.3 Our principal place of business is WHA House, Greenwood Close, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, CF23 8RD.

7.4 You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form, by email to mail@whadirect.co.uk or by telephone on 029 2048 5461.

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