Welcome to Ipswich Hospital
Our Passion, Your Care
This page explains how Ipswich Hospital 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.

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.

Cookie Policy
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

In compliance with EU legislation, the following table lists the use of cookies on this web site:

Cookie name Purpose More information
useTextOnly This is used to store whether you are in textOnly mode or not. It’s only written on sites which use the text only option. Persistent for three months.  
setString This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode, such as font-size and colour. Persistent for one month.  
AcceptCookies This is used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies. Persistent for one year.  
SKSession This cookie has two functions. Firstly it serves as a session cookie for extranet users. Without this cookie, an extranet user would be forced to log into each separate page on the extranet. Secondly, it enables us to track the pages that a user visits while they navigate around our site.  
Google Analytics These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google privacy policy

You can easily remove any cookies that have been created in the cookie folder of your browser. Go to 'Help' on your computer and enter “cookies” to search for information on how to locate the folder. For more information about cookies go to www.allaboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Statement coverage
This privacy statement only covers the Ipswich Hospital website at http://www.ipswichhospital.nhs.uk
It does not cover links within this site to other websites.

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

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, please contact us at webmaster@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk