Privacy and Cookies

The London Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Centre

Privacy and Cookies Statement

This Privacy and Cookies Statement sets out how The London AF Centre uses and protects your information when you use this website. It also explains how cookies are used on this website.

The London AF Centre is committed at all times to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

The London AF Centre may change its statement from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Information we collect

We do not collect specific and personally identifiable information about you when you use our website.

We do use cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer, to aid the functionality of this website and help us analyse web traffic. Cookies track visitor website usage but do not give us any personal information.

Our website contains links to other websites, and to social networks such as Twitter. When you click through to these third party websites or choose to use the social network sharing buttons and functionality on the site, the privacy implications will vary according to the third party sites’ privacy and cookie policies and will depend upon the settings you have chosen on their sites. Our privacy and cookies statement does not extend to other websites and social media networks linked to or clicked on from within this website.

Cookies, why we use them and what data they give us and others

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies help by:

  • Remembering visitor settings during and between visits
  • Tailoring content to visitor needs
  • Making websites work as you’d expect
  • Improving the speed/security/ functionality of a site
  • Allowing visitors to ‘share’ content, ‘like’, ‘tweet’, and engage with social networks
  • Allowing the website owner to analyse website traffic in terms of visitor numbers, general visitor locations (not specific locations) and visitor browsing habits (eg. which pages are visited most often, how long for etc.)

All data collected by cookies are anonymous; you are not personally identifiable. Some cookies are related to, and data collected by, third parties providing functionality on our website: things like Twitter and Google Analytics, and some performance and functionality software we use to help the website work more generally.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass any data to advertising networks or other third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will limit the functionality of our, and a large proportion of the world’s, websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves your objectives by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.