Cookies and how Ramsay Health Care UK uses them

A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer by your web browser when you visit certain websites and remembers useful information. 

Ramsay Health Care will not use cookies to collect any personally identifiable information about you. 

The list below details cookies that are used on Ramsay Health Care UK websites and what they are used for.

Strictly necessary cookies

Necessary cookies are required to ensure that certain parts of Ramsay’s websites function and are easier for you to use.

Cookie What is it used for?  Expiry
ASP.NET_SessionId This is part of an open-source server-side web application framework for developing dynamic web pages based on  a unique session ID. This will be associated with the user to keep track of any information that is stored for that session.  Session close


Performance Cookies

Cookie What is it used for?  Expiry

Google Analytics


A user’s amount of visits, duration of first visit, the previous visit and the time of the current visit is stored in this Cookie.

2 Years from setup or update 



These cookies are used to check approximately how long a visitor remains on a site (by storing when the visit starts and approximately when the visit ends). Due to the nature of these cookies, these are updated regularly. 30 Minutes from setup or update 
 __utmz  This cookie stores where the user has navigated from (for example a Search Engine). 6 Months from setup or update 
Sitecore uses this cookie to track the pages that a user visits during a single browsing session and the date/time that they were accessed. When the browser is closed
Sitecore uses this cookie to identify repeat visits from a single user. 10 years from setup or update

Targeting Cookies

Cookie What is it used for?  Expiry




This range of cookies enable tracking to return more relevant results. Most cookies expire in approximately a year




This range of cookies is to enhance search experience for users on site.
 Session close




This range of cookies is to track the users experience on the website   30 days

Marketing Cookies

Cookie What is it used for?  Expiry




Google uses this as script tag to improve future marketing.

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the web site user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

Session close




Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.


3 month

Session close



Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.  1 year 

Infinity Tracking



Contains third party tracking and number replacement source cache 

Stores the unique Visitor Reference     
 1 year 

How to control cookies

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