Cookie Policy

Please read this Cookie Policy carefully before using Bluezone and ensure that you understand its effect before proceeding to use Bluezone.

The “Bluezone” service is operated by Bluezone Health Ltd, registered in England and Wales with company number 09709264 whose registered office is at 39 Berwyn Road, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey TW10 5BU (‘we’ or ‘us’). We have created this cookie policy (‘Cookie Policy’) to explain what cookies are, to set out details of the types of cookies (or similar technologies) that we use in connection with the operation of the Bluezone website (www.bluezonehealth.co.uk) (the ‘Site’) and how you can manage your cookie preferences.

By using the Site, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. Please note that you may block or restrict certain cookies used on the Site in accordance with the instructions set out in this Cookie Policy.

 

In this Cookie Policy, references to ‘you’, ‘your’ and user’ are references to the person who accesses and uses the Site.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that some websites or web applications store via the browser on your computer’s hard drive when you visit them. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites or web applications work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website or web application. Some expire at the end of your session, others will remain on your computer for a little longer. When you return to websites or visit websites that use the same cookies, these cookies and therefore your browsing device, are recognised. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can be used to customise areas of content online to be more relevant to you and your interests.

Use of cookies

We use cookies for several purposes, including:

  • enabling you to register for Bluezone through the Site, have such details verified and remembered for later;
  • improving the Site’s usability, enabling you to effectively use the services and functions of the Site;
  • recognising your computer when you visit the Site;
  • analysing your use of the services and features offered on the Site;
  • administrating the Site;
  • preventing fraud and improving the security of the Site;
  • to analyse your use of the Site through analytics software such as Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google Analytics will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on activity and behaviour – such as the typical length of stay on the Site or the average number of pages a user views or for the purpose of providing other services relating to user activity and internet usage. For more information on Google and Google’s privacy policy it is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. We may use other analytical software, from time to time.

Types of cookies used

  1. Strictly necessary

These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for (such as access to secure areas) cannot be provided. These cannot be restricted or blocked.

These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

  • Name: PHPSESSID

Purpose: As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Expires: deleted when you close your web browser

  • Name: wordpress_test_cookie

Purpose: WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.

Expires: deleted when you close your web browser

  • Name: wordpress_xxxxx

Purpose: WordPress uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area.

Expires: deleted when you close your web browser

  • Name: wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx

Purpose: WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use

Expires: deleted when you close your web browser.

  • Name: wp-settings-xxxxx,wp-settings-time-xxxxx

Purpose: WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Expires: Persistent, 1 year

  1. Performance

These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works. These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we cannot learn how the Site is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience. These can be restricted or blocked.

  • Name: _ga

Purpose: We use Google Analytics to help improve our site. You can view the Google Analytics privacy page here. This cookie contains a user identifier.

Expires: 2 years

  • Name: _gid

Purpose: We use Google Analytics to help improve our site. You can view the Google Analytics privacy page here. This cookie contains a journey identifier to track a user’s path through the site.

Expires: 1 day

  • Name: _gat

Purpose: A Google Analytics cookie to prevent multiple requests being made. Contains no user information.

Expires: 1 minute

  1. Functionality & Profile

These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you. For instance, they remember your login details and allow you to watch videos.  They also ensure the onsite marketing and experience is relevant to you. They can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise.

The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you have previously made or personalise your browsing experience. These can be restricted or blocked.

  • Name: _atuvc

Purpose: The _atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.

Expires: Persistent, 2 years.

More information about cookies

If you want to read more about cookies, please visit the following websites/guides:

Restricting or blocking cookies

If you would like to restrict or block cookies used on the Site, you will need to change the browser settings in each browser you use and on each device you use to access the internet. Click here to see full instructions for all browsers.

Please be aware that some of our services will not function if your browser does not accept the cookies.

We keep our Cookie Policy under regular review.

Last updated November 2017