Cookies on the NHS Learning Support Fund website

What are cookies?

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.

Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to:

  • make our website work, for example by keeping it secure
  • remember which pop-ups you've seen
  • measure how you use our website, such as which links you click on (analytics cookies)
  • help show you relevant health campaigns on social media
List of cookies that make our website work
List of cookies that measure website use
Name Purpose Expires
_ga Used by Google Analytics. Tells us how you use our health campaigns sites 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics. Helps stop Google Analytics web servers crashing when collecting information on how you use our health campaigns sites 1 day
_gid Used by Google Analytics. Sets a unique ID for your session to help tell us how you use our health campaigns sites 1 day

Change your cookie settings

Some cookies, like those used to measure how you use our website, are not needed for our website to work.

These cookies can help us make our website better, but we'll only use them if you say it's OK.

How we use the information we collect

To find out how we collect, store and use information about you or your visit, see the NHS website privacy policy.