Cookies Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

Cookie categories

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.
  • Performance cookies
    These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
  • Functionality cookies
    These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
  • Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
    These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

What information will Neurology Central collect about me?

  • Information about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit and page views). We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone.
  • Information you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you register to receive information.

How will Neurology Central use the information they collect about me?

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, for example:

  • To improve the content and design of the website,
  • To contact you about a request/enquiry you have made with us,
  • To provide you with information you may have requested, for example a newsletter.

By sending us your details you consent and accept that it may be necessary for us to forward these details within our organisation electronically or in other formats.

Neurology Central will never share your information with other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes.

Cookies used on Neurology Central website

Cookie NamePurposeExpiry
wordpress_WordPress cookie for a logged in userAt end of session
wordpress_logged_in_WordPress cookie for a logged in userAt end of session
wordpress_test_WordPress cookie for a logged in userAt end of session
wordpress_test_cookieWordPress test cookieAt end of session
wp-settings-WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
wp-settings-time-WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] 1 year cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
PHPSESSIDTo identify your unique session on the websiteAt end of session
SESSTo ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.At end of session
comment_author_WordPress comment cookie.347 days
comment_author_emailSimilar to comment_author_347 days
comment_author_urlSimilar to comment_author_347 days
__utmaThis cookie enables the function of Google Analytics software. This software helps us collect and analyse visitor information such as visitor numbers, pages visited, browsers used and response to marketing activity. This helps us improve the website and its performance.The data stored by this cookie does not identify people or collect any personal data.2 years
__utmbThis cookie enables the function of Google Analytics software. This software helps us collect and analyse visitor information such as visitor numbers, pages visited, browsers used and response to marketing activity. This helps us improve the website and its performance.The data stored by this cookie does not identify people or collect any personal data.30 minutes
__utmcThis cookie enables the function of Google Analytics software. This software helps us collect and analyse visitor information such as visitor numbers, pages visited, browsers used and response to marketing activity. This helps us improve the website and its performance.The data stored by this cookie does not identify people or collect any personal data.At end of session
__utmzThis cookie enables the function of Google Analytics software. This software helps us collect and analyse visitor information such as visitor numbers, pages visited, browsers used and response to marketing activity. This helps us improve the website and its performance.The data stored by this cookie does not identify people or collect any personal data.6 months

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful; otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

Microsoft Cookies guide

All About Cookies

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:

youronlinechoices.co.uk/uk

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:

Data Protection Act 1998

The Information Commissioner’s Office

If you would like to contact us about cookies please email us at info@neurology-central.com.