Privacy Statement

Purpose

This statement applies to all information collected or submitted on Health in Wales website. It details what information we collect, how and why we collect them. If you have any comment or query, please submit your request via the ‘Feedback Form’ quoting 'privacy statement'.
 
As described within the provisions of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, we take appropriate measures to maintain the security of your data on our website. Information collected is governed by this privacy statement and use of this website signifies your agreement.
 

Information We Collect

Personal Information

We do not collect personal information about site users. When you voluntarily submit identifiable data on this website (this includes submission of feedback forms, subscriptions or questionnaires), the information submitted is used solely to respond to your queries and for its intended purpose. We do not share web user information with third parties.

User Tracking

We monitor user activity to enhance content provided on the site. Google Analytics (GA) is a free service provided by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.
 
Information collected includes referring / exit web pages, click patterns, most / least viewed web pages, session duration, number of visitors, browser type, operating system, etc. Information is collected by using cookies
 

How We Collect Information

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ('Google').  Google Analytics uses 'cookies' and JavaScript code to help analyse user activity on websites. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States.
 
Google will use this information to produce user activity reports for this website.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data previously held.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that if cookies are disabled, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
 
Read Google's Full Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for detailed information.
 
 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer hard disk drive when you visit. Cookies pass information back to websites each time you visit. They are used to uniquely identify web browsers, track user trends and store information about user preferences. You can restrict / disable cookies on your browser; please note that some website features may not function properly without cookies. 
 

How to Disable Cookies

To change your cookie settings:
  • Internet Explorer: Go to ‘Tools’ on the menu bar > Select ‘Internet Options’ > Select ‘Privacy’ > Disable / restrict cookies
  • Firefox: Go to ‘Tools’ on the menu bar > Select ‘Options’ > Select ‘Privacy’ > Disable / restrict cookies
  • Opera: Go to ‘Tools’ on the menu bar > Select ‘Preferences’ > Select ‘Privacy / Advanced’ > Disable / restrict cookies
* Please note that the above settings may differ depending on the browser version. 
 

Why We Collect User Statistics

By understanding user behaviour and preferences, we are able to improve our website's content to meet user expectations and needs. 
 

External Websites

This privacy statement does not apply to external links; collection of information by such sites is subject to relevant privacy policies. We are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of external websites and use of such websites is at your discretion.