If you would like to limit or control the type of cookies that are set on your computer or device, please refer to the section below titled ‘How to control cookie settings on your computer.’
What are cookies?
A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that can be placed on your computer, mobile, or other device when browsing a website. Two kinds of cookies are used on our websites: session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies allow users to be recognised within a website. They are deleted automatically when you leave a website or close your browser.
Persistent cookies are used to help us identify users when they return to our websites and help us remember certain information about customer preferences on our websites and customer online activity.
Both session cookies and persistent cookies help us understand browsing behaviour within our websites, which can assist us in customising content that we believe will be most relevant to your interests. Persistent cookies are stored on the user's computer or device and are not deleted when the browser is closed – these cookies must be ‘manually’ deleted if you want to remove them.
First and third-party cookies
Mt Wellington Family Health Centre sets cookies (first-party cookies) on web pages; however, where we require additional information and services, we also allow other companies to host cookies on our web pages (third-party cookies). These partner companies have been carefully selected by Mt Wellington Family Health Centre and are monitored by us.
Third-party cookies that our partners set on our websites will support the analysis of user behaviour so we can improve our online services.
To operate our website efficiently with a high level of functionality.
To measure the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives.
To learn about customer preferences so that we can present customers with web content and advertising that is relevant to them.
To measure the number of advertising referrals we have received to our websites from other websites.
To produce data on web traffic and customer web activity through our website.
The cookies used by Mt Wellington Family Health Centre are categorised into four groups (specified in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie Guide published in April 2012): strictly necessary, performance/tracking, functionality, and advertising/targeting.
Examples of cookies used on the website
Strictly necessary (Wix)
Performance/tracking (Google Analytics)
Advertising/targeting (Not applicable/not used)
Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are used to ensure the website runs properly from our website builder tool.
Performance cookies: these cookies are used to obtain statistics about the number of visitors to our websites and how our visitors use our websites (for example, which pages are most popular). This information is aggregated and is not used to identify individuals. Such information allows us to continuously improve our websites to provide our customers with a better online experience (such as enabling users to find what they are looking for more easily). These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing.
Functionality cookies: these cookies are used to improve the functionality of our websites and make them easier for visitors to use. They help us to identify you as a repeat visitor to our websites and help us remember your preferences. These cookies help us remember your recent searches on our websites and the previous information you have entered onto our websites. The information collected by these cookies helps save you time and makes searching easier and quicker.
How we respond to Do Not Track browser signals
Some web browsers offer a ‘Do Not Track’ signal that is an HTTP header field indicating your preference regarding tracking or cross-site user tracking.
Please be aware that our websites do not recognise ‘Do Not Track’ signals. If you would like to block some or all of the cookies on our websites, you can do this by manually adjusting the cookie settings on your internet browser. Please see the next section titled How to control cookie settings on your computer.
How to control cookie settings on your computer
If you would like to block some or all of the cookies on our websites from being downloaded onto your computer or device, you can do this by manually adjusting the cookie settings on your internet browser. To learn how to manage the cookie preferences on your internet browser, click on the ‘Help’ menu on the internet browser.
If you choose to block some or all of the cookies on our website, parts of our website will not function correctly and may not function at all. This means that we may not be able to offer our web services to you.
For more information on how to control your cookie settings and browser settings on your computer, and how to delete cookies on your hard drive, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Last update 23 September 2020