Privacy and Usage

Important Information

The health and medical information contained within this website is intended solely for the patients of the practices within Chester Central Primary Care Network and should never be used as a substitute for seeking the advice of your GP.

1.      Accuracy

Whilst we have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and validity of all information provided on this website, the practice does not accept responsibility for events arising from the use of the information provided. Advice offered, whilst being as accurate and complete as possible, should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with the patient’s own GP.

2.      Links

All links from this website are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for sites linked to, or for the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of indorsement. This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

3.      Website availability

We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or to the sites in which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

4.      Medical information on the internet

  • If you are using the internet for medical information, then please be aware of the following:
  • Review more than one site and attempt to obtain a balanced view
  • Check for authors’ names and qualifications – anonymous information is less likely to be sources accurately
  • Use sites that are regularly updated
  • Be aware that advertising may influence the site contents – check for commercial sponsorship
  • Avoid online consultations and diagnoses
  • Information sourced from outside of the UK might describe treatments not available here

5.      Data Collection

We collect data only from users who volunteer information (such as survey information/or registrations). The information we collect is used to improve the content of our product and the quality of our service

6.      Cookies

You can be assured that Chester Central Primary Care Network does not use cookies to track your activity online.

6.1  Chester Central Primary Care Network does not set first party cookies on this website containing any personal data unless specifically instructed to do so by the user.

6.2  The Web Site uses third-party Cookies to collect anonymous traffic data about your use of this website. This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy, which can be viewed here: Google Analytics collects information such as pages you visit on this site, the browser and operating system you use and time spent viewing pages. The purpose of this information is to help us improve the site for future visitors. These cookies are not used to track you or your activity but if you do not wish these cookies to be stored on your computer, disable cookies in your browser settings.

6.3  You may delete cookies at any time. See the help in your internet browser to find out how to delete your cookies.

Cookies Used

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

__utma Cookie
A persistent cookie – remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit).

__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookies
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.

Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired. This is a standard ‘grace period’ in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many others follow the same procedure.

__utmz Cookie
Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data. This cookie lasts six months.

__utmv Cookie
Google __utmv Cookie lasts “forever”. It is a persistent cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and the __utmv works hand in hand with the __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.

7.      Data Storage

This website uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage and related technology required to run the website services.

8.      Changes to this Policy

Chester Central Primary Care Network reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy.