Cookies: Why we use them

How EMIS-online uses cookies

We may obtain information about your usage of the EMIS-online common room by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:

  • store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the common room according to your individual interests, and
  • recognise you when you return to the common room.

You may refuse to accept cookies by unchecking the tick box on the common room log in screen. However, if you select this setting you will be unable to access the common room. The common room will issue cookies when you log on. By logging on you are giving consent for a cookie to be stored on your computer.

EMIS-online does not store any personal identifiable or sensitive information in its cookie such as names, addresses, email addresses or telephone numbers.

The cookies EMIS use

Below a list of the cookies we use, and why.

Cookie namePurpose
__utm(a,b,c,v,z) These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. This software helps us analyse visitor information such as browser usage, routes through the website, responses to marketing activities and page popularity. This information helps us to improve the website and your browsing experience.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at EMIS and is never disclosed to any third party.
EMISCOOKIEPOPUP This cookie is stored to record whether the visitor has consented to allow EMIS to store a cookie on their machine when they use the common room directly from their EMIS clinical system.
EMISONLINE The purpose of this cookie is to provide a common room experience tailored to the user's EMIS CDB number. No personal identifiable information is stored within this cookie. Without this cookie the common room section of the website would not work.
ASP.NET_SessionId This is a simple cookie used to identify your unique visit to the website. It is typically used to maintain the integrity of your session while transacting information (such as posting forms, downloading files), making sure that a request/data came from you and was not hijacked or corrupted.

This information is discarded when the browser is closed or the session timeout.
.ASPXANONYMOUS This is a cookie that contains an anonymous (randomly generated) ID for the current visitor.

Changing privacy and cookies in your browser

Below you will find information on how to change the privacy setting of your browser.

Internet Explorer Internet Explorer
  • Choose "Tools" and then "Internet Options"
  • Click the "Privacy" tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings
For more specialised cookie settings click on "Advanced", check the "Override cookie handling" button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.

Google Chrome Google Chrome
  • Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options"
  • Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab and locate the "Privacy" section, and choose the "Content settings" button
  • Click the "Cookie settings" tab and choose your preferred settings
Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.

Click on the Close button when you've finished.

Mozilla firefox Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on "Tools", then "Options" (or "Edit" | "Preferences" on Linux)
  • Select "Privacy"
  • Select "Cookies"
Choose your preferred settings (You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.).

Safari Safari
  • from the "Home" screen choose "Settings" then "Safari"
  • To set whether Safari accepts cookies, select "Accept Cookies" and choose "Never", "From visited", or "Always"
Opera Opera
  • Go to "Tools" in the main menu
  • Go to "Preferences" at the bottom of the "File" menu (or press Alt+P to access them directly)
  • Click "Privacy" and select one of the available options
In addition to choosing different settings for first-party ("normal") and third-party cookies, you may edit cookie settings on a domain/server basis or even edit individual cookies by clicking the "Manage cookies" button.

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