Privacy & cookie policy

Privacy and cookie policy

This privacy and cookies policy sets out how the London Cancer Alliance uses and protects any information that you give the London Cancer Alliance when you use this website.

The London Cancer Alliance is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The London Cancer Alliance may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 30 November 2012.

How we use cookies

When you access this website we will place small amounts of information on the device you are using. These small files are known as cookies and they cannot be used to identify you personally.

You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them yourself on this DirectGov page: Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.

There are two types of cookie on this website: tracking cookies and technical cookies.

Tracking cookies

Tracking cookies allow us to measure how many people access this website, which pages they visit, how they find the site and other related information. We use this information to maintain and improve the website, for example by ensuring we can cope with the volume of visitors and by making changes to reflects users' preferences.

The tracking cookies we use are provided by Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. 






Randomly generated number

Used to determine unique visitors to the website and updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

2 years from when set / updated


Randomly generated number

Used to establish and continue a user session. It expires when a user pauses on a page for longer than 30 minutes.

30 minutes from when set / updated


Randomly generated number

No longer used by Google Analytics but still present for backwards compatibility purposes.

When browser is closed


Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached

Stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach the website, whether via a direct method, a link, search or an ad campaign.

6 months from when set / updated

For more information about the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to

Technical cookies






Randomly generated number

Temporary technical cookie used to make the service work as you move from page to page.


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