Terms of use, privacy and cookies

Terms of use

The information contained in this website is not intended to constitute professional advice or services. Instead, this information is merely intended to be of a general nature and is provided solely for the interest of the reader. We can, therefore, accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever (including liability for any indirect loss or loss of profits or turnover) for any particular material or any result of any use made of material or any reliance placed on any material provided. Any and all information is subject to change without notice.

We accept no liability for the accuracy and completeness of any information provided on this website and the accuracy, completeness, quality, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of any information provided on this site is not guaranteed, and we are neither responsible nor liable for any errors or omissions or any consequences, losses or damages arising from its use.

This website provides hypertext links to external websites. Such provision does not represent authorisation for a user to access information held on that site. We are not responsible for the content, availability or suitability of external sites and provision of a link should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.

Privacy

Our website does not store or capture personal information, other than logging the user’s IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit and type of browser used. This information is automatically recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and monitoring website traffic. If you create a login profile for the database your details will be used and retained within the database. They will not be passed on, sold or used for any other purpose. We do not use cookies for collecting user information from the site. This privacy policy only covers this site. Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work and to provide information to the owner of the website.

Why do we use cookies?

When someone visits www.involve.nihr.ac.uk we collect standard internet log information so that we can track visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things like how many people have visited a particular page or how long visitors spend in different parts of the site. This helps us to improve our website and to plan our future work.

We also use cookies to make certain parts of the website work, for instance in order to sign up for our mailing list, to submit a research project or to use some features, like MyClippings, when we need to know who you are. You can delete existing cookies and block new ones from our website – there is more information on this below – but this will mean that parts of the site will not work for you.

How can I delete and block cookies?

Most modern web browsers give you some control over cookies. You can set your web browser to accept or reject all cookies or to accept or reject specific cookies. You may also be able to set your browser to alert you every time a cookie is offered.

You can find out how to control and delete cookies on AboutCookies.org

What cookies do we use?

Cookie Name Description
textsize If you choose to use the website’s built-in accessibility features to change the display font size, the site stores a cookie to remember your preference so that your experience remains consistent throughout your visit.
PHPSESSIONID This ID is used by the website to identify you during your session. A lot of the time it isn’t used at all, but if you decide to do something complex during your visit that isn’t simply clicking a link to move from one page to another (such as filling out a form), the website uses this ID to identify you throughout the process to make sure it runs smoothly.These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.  Nothing is retained on your computer.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz Google Analytics: Tracking the path of visitors through the website and identifying returning visitors. Statistics derived from this information help us identify how well certain pages and aspects of the site perform, and where we can make improvements to help visitors access the information they need more quickly and with less hassle.
__atuvc AddThis: The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.
__utmb, __atuvc YouTube: We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page
di, psc, ssc, uid, uvc These cookies are used to track usage of  the Addthis.com service.  Addthis allows the user to share a webpage with social sites.
JQUERY.TEXTRESIZER Java Script session cookie that remembers the font size level
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube interface cookie
ClippingsWordpress A WordPress plug-in that stores page information that you have ‘clipped’ from the website.
original_referer Twitter module cookie, only used when user links to Twitter from the website

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us

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