Use of cookies by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.




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Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visit once on the site. No person identifiable data is stored in these cookies.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google or you can install Google's opt out tool from here

ASP.NET Session ID ASPSESSIONID Used to store temporary data anonymously. This cookie is deleted once the browser window is closed. No person identifiable data is stored in this cookie. See Microsoft's website for details
Cookie Authorisation Christie_cookie_auth Set when you accept cookies on our site to prevent you being asked for your consent every time you visit our site. This cookie is deleted after 12 months. No person identifiable data is stored in this cookie. Do not click "accept cookies from The Christie" to prevent this cookie being written
YouTube videos that we embed on our site carry cookies to track how many times the video is viewed and to set preferences for resolution and subtitles.
VISITOR_INF01_LIVE is deleted after 240 days. use_hitbox is deleted when you close your browser down and PREF stays for 10 years. No person identifiable data is stored in this cookie
View YouTube's privacy policy
AddThis _atuvc This cookie is created and read by AddThis on your computer in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause incorrect data. No person identifiable data is stored in this cookie. You can opt out of the AddThis cookie here

How to control and delete cookies

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust websites or partner organisations, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies should not impact on the functionality of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust website, however if you use our PMP forum you might find allowing cookies will improve the experience for you.