Mere lane Group Practice is responsible for the management of this website and takes the privacy of information provided by visitors to this website extremely seriously.
We do not capture or store personal information about individuals who browse this website, except where this information is given voluntarily, such as through our online forms. We do however collect statistical information, such as the number of visits to the website, which is not personally identifiable.
What we do with the information we collect?
Where you choose to complete any of our online forms, the personal information you give us is used only by Mere Lane Group Practice to enable us respond to any request, suggestion or comment that you have made.
Mere Lane Group Practice will endeavour to safeguard your information and will not pass it on to any third party without the express permission of the individual or unless required to do so by lawful authority.
How do we use the information we collect to improve our website?
We may collect and store the following information each time you visit our site: the date and time, the originating IP, the type of browser and operating system used, the URL of the referring page, the object requested, and the completion status of the request.
Visitors to our public website remain anonymous as none of the data collected is linked to any personal information. The information allows us to assess the popularity of the pages on the website, so that we can continue to improve our site and access to information.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
- Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.
Cookies for improving service
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, e.g. website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.