Appendix 1: Cookies Notice

Like most websites, the St George’s House website uses cookies. Cookies are small data files which ask permission to be placed on your device while you browse the internet. Once you agree, cookies help to remember your device and the sites you visited or help to analyse web traffic. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual by gathering and remembering information about your preferences and using this to tailor operations to your needs or likes and dislikes.


How we use cookies and log files

The St George’s House website uses cookies to deliver a smooth user experience and help us to understand who is visiting the site and which pages they are visiting.

Like most servers, our web servers temporarily log traffic data from your device, which may include IP address, time, date, and duration of your visit, and browser or operating system details. These do not include any information on who you are as an individual.


Types of cookies

We use three different types of cookies:

Necessary cookies, which are required for the site to function on your device;

Preferences cookies, which optimise or customise your browsing experience and improve site performance; and

Analytics cookies, which help us to better understand our website visitors.


Opting in to cookies

St George’s House is committed to safe and lawful use of cookies, and all site visitors are asked to opt in to each of these different types of cookies when they first visit the website in accordance with relevant data protection regulations and guidance.


Third-party cookies: Google Analytics

We use one third-party service that collects limited cookies, Google Analytics.

Google Analytics collects standard internet log data and details of visitor behavior patterns via cookies for the purposes of understanding what kind of visitors use our site and what is of interest to them. We use Google Analytics tool to track overall browsing patterns on the website. It helps us identify the most popular pages on the website, find out which links are being clicked on, and to give us broad demographics about from where users are accessing the site. We cannot personally identify any user with these cookies.

The five Google Analytics cookies are called utma, utmb, utmc, utmv and utmz. They track how often the website is visited, when you enter and leave the site, and which site you visited that lead you to utmz also tracks any keywords you entered into a search engine that lead you to, if appropriate.

All users can opt out of Analytics cookies on our site by clicking our cookie banner.

You can specifically opt-out of Google Analytics cookies on your web browser as a whole by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on here.


External links

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over any other website you browse through these links.

Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy notice. We recommend that users exercise caution and look at the privacy notice applicable to the website in question.