Cookie policy

How we use cookies to provide an online service more suited to you.
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The NHS Confederation owns this website.

We do not use cookies to store or process personal information about you. This notice applies to all of our websites. 

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to websites – or visit websites that use the same cookies – they recognise these cookies and therefore your browsing device. 

Can I turn off cookies?

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device intrusive. Although generally harmless, you might not want to see advertising targeted to your interests or want websites to recommend information. 

Although it is possible to disable cookies on websites via the browser settings, this would affect the functionality of the website as the data is necessary for the website to operate and to maintain your security and privacy while using the website.

If you’re concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn them off by going to the Your Online Choices website.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to instructions on their website for further information.

What cookies do we use?


We use several cookies across our websites to provide you with the best browsing experience and help you find information that is useful to you.

Analytics and reporting - We may use cookies to understand how you use our website including what webpage you entered the website on and how many pages you have browsed. This helps us to improve our websites through analytical reporting. We use Google Analytics cookies in this way. Cookies used in this way are anonymous and we will not use cookies to store or process personal information about you.

Recommended content – on some of our websites, we use anonymous cookies to recommend content that we feel may be of interest to you based on your previous browser information. For example, if you have browsed content on a specific topic, we might let you know about an upcoming and related event.

Embedded content - On some pages, we use plug ins or embedded media to deliver engaging experiences. For example, we may embed YouTube videos, an online form, image or an interactive quiz. The platform owners of embedded content (e.g. YouTube) may set cookies on your device when you visit the pages that displays this content. These third-party cookies are delivered on behalf of their respective organisations are beyond the control of us. You should refer to third party websites for information about these types of cookies. 


We may use persistent third-party cookies to target advertisements to you on the internet after you have visited our websites and as you browse the internet. These adverts will relate to our services or events that you may have expressed an interest in. We will not contact you directly without consent given. Advertising cookies are anonymous and do not store your personal data. They enable us to see how many people have seen our advertisements and have clicked on them. Companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies. 

Some anonymous session information may also be collected and with help from third-parties, gives us an understanding of how people are using the website and enable us to target our advertisements better. 

Cookies in emails

In addition to the cookies we use on this website, we also use cookies and similar technologies in some emails and push notifications. These help us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email. 

Links to other sites

This website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for cookie, privacy or content on websites not owned by us. 

We use links to direct users to additional or related information on other websites. These websites are not under the control of the NHS Confederation and we are not responsible for the content of these sites. Other websites are linked or listed as a convenience only and should not be seen as an endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our cookie policy, please email us