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Cookie policy

A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website. It allows the website to recognise your device (your computer or mobile phone) if you return and can make using the website faster and easier.

We use cookies on this website but you can choose to disable them in your browser. Disabling cookies will not affect the main functions of the website.

A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is a randomly generated number. This is stored on your device’s hard drive. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using a website. Cookies are not programs and do not collect information from your device.
Cookies make your experience of using websites faster and easier. They allow websites to create a customised view of pages to which you navigate. For example, they are commonly used to authenticate or identify registered users of a website without requiring them to sign in each time they access it. Other uses include maintaining a ‘shopping basket’ of goods a user has chosen to purchase, site personalisation (presenting different pages to different users) and tracking the pages a user has visited on a site for analysis purposes.
Cookies may come with or without an expiry date. Cookies without an expiry date exist until the browser is closed, while cookies with an expiry date may be stored by the device until the expiry date passes. You can restrict or block cookies set by West London NHS Trust but this may limit your use of some functionality, such as customising the homepage. Finding information about West London NHS Trust services and other core pieces of content will still be possible even with cookies disabled. West London NHS Trust uses third-party suppliers who also set cookies on websites on our behalf to deliver the services that they are providing or to record usage. More information on the cookies set by NHS Choices and its third-party suppliers can be found on the NHS Choices Cookie Policy.

How to manage your cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser (whether you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or any other browser) by a website and then stored in the cookies directory of your device. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as if you were going to use the internet) and then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.
To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, go to and select the browser and version you are using. You’ll also find information about how to delete cookies from your computer. If you use a mobile phone to browse the West London NHS Trust website or other sites that use cookies, please refer to your handset manual for guidance.

Cookies used on the West London NHS Trust website

The following are cookies you may come across on this site.

  • West London NHS Trust
    • Domain:
    • Purpose: stores user preferences, and information from your visit to provide personalised content.
  • Google
    • Domain:
    • Purpose: West London NHS Trust uses Google cookies to record information about which pages you have landed on and how you have navigated through the site. This data enables us to understand:
  • Transport for London