Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

For almost any modern website to work properly, it needs to collect certain basic information on its users. To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – which are small text files – on its users’ computers. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users on subsequent visits, or to authorise other designated websites to recognise these users for a particular purpose.

Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. Much, though not all, of the data that they collect is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve user experience.

How does The British Hernia Centre use cookies?

The British Hernia Centre will not use (and will not allow any third party to use) the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The British Hernia Centre will not link, or seek to link an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

List of cookies

Cookie Name Purpose
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 visited.
Facebook Integration datr
These cookies are used by Facebook in managing the Facebook content display on this site such as Like, Suggest, and Recommend buttons.
Youtube PREF
These cookies are set when a Youtube video is played and are used by Youtube to remember your preferences.
Content Management System jpanesliders_permissions-sliderscom_content
These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to website and expire at the end of the session. They are not used for any other purpose.


Please note that cookies can be turned off in your browser. Doing so might seriously impair your ability to use the site properly or as intended.

If you do not consent to this, please direct your web browser away from The British Hernia Centre site.

For more information on how to control your cookie settings and browser settings, or how to delete cookies on your hard drive, please visit