Cookies are small files sent by web servers to your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome) and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser loads a website page from the same server. This enables a web server to identify and track individual web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
The Rotunda Hospital uses certain essential cookies which are needed to enable the provision of our website’s core service, which is to provide information about the hospital’s service. In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) 2011, no consent is needed to place these cookies on your browser.
In addition to these essential cookies, the cookies that follow are not essential to provide the core service but do help us to improve our website experience. By using our website you are consenting to these cookies being placed on your browser, however you can disable them using your browser settings. Details of how to do this are listed below.
Google Analytics cookies
The Rotunda Hospital uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on your computer. Although these cookies are not essential to the core function of the website, they are useful in enabling the hospital to measure the performance of our website, enabling us to improve our online experience for patients, families and medical staff.
ASP.NET session cookie
This cookie is set by IIS, rather than by our CMS provider. However, this is then made available to .net applications such as our CMS in order to track a browser during a visit. This cookie is a session cookie and expires upon exit, and does not store personal information.
The Rotunda Hospital uses the Facebook ‘Like’ and ‘Recommend’ buttons on our website.
Browser cookie settings
If you would like to prevent cookies from being set by this site, or any other, the following links will assist in that aim:
» How to change your cookie settings in Firefox
» How to change your cookie settings in Internet Explorer
» How to change your cookie settings in Google Chrome
Safari (OS X)
» How to change your cookie settings in Safari (OS X)
» How to change your cookie settings in Safari (iOS)
» How to change your cookie settings in Android