Our cookie policy

This policy details how we use Cookies and what you can do to if you do not want us to place Cookies onto your computer. We use cookies on this site to track user activity and to enable various types of functionality.

This policy only covers the Share Your Care website. It does not cover all sites that can be linked to from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the cookie policy and privacy statement on that site.

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

This website will work without cookies, but you may lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you won’t be able to publish a page to Facebook, or ‘like’ a page via Facebook.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

Please note that all of these Cookies on our websites exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes.

Analytics cookies

We use Google analytics (they use Cookies) to allow us to see which pages of our website are being looked at and which are not. This allows us to remove unused areas and pages, for example.

Turning cookies off

Some people find the idea of a website storing this type of information on their computer or mobile device intrusive.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.


Collection of information

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information to use the Website. The Site collects only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers. This is to:

Request specific materials or information by submitting an online form.

The information required is necessary to enable us to deal with your enquiry, but additional information may be requested to help us to provide the most appropriate response. If such additional information is requested, it is highlighted, and its provision is voluntary.

Sensitive information is not sought through the Site or Emails except where legally required as part of something such as a recruitment process. Sensitive information includes data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. Where you do provide sensitive information, this will be accepted as explicit consent for us to use that information in connection with the purpose for which it has been provided.

Email communications

You have registered to receive emails from us, you have the option to opt out or to change your email preferences. This option can be found in the footer of the email. 

Use of information

Information is used only for the specific purpose for which it was provided.

You can opt out of receiving information from us at any time by emailing: webteam@berkshire.nhs.uk

Accuracy of information

We assume responsibility for keeping an accurate record of personal data once you have submitted the information, but not for confirming the on-going accuracy of your personal information. If you advise us that your personal data is no longer accurate, it will be amended (where practical).

Provision of information to third parties

We do not undertake marketing activities for third parties, nor does we provide information to third parties for their own marketing purposes.

Retention of information

Information is kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil your request or deal with a job application for example. Where you have consented to additional information being provided by us your details will be retained for a reasonable period of time.

Security of information

The data controller collecting the information described in this statement is Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Personal data collected by us will not be transferred to other members of the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Generally accepted standards of technology and operational security have been implemented to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. All employees are required to keep personal information confidential and only authorised persons have access to such information.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement please email webteam@berkshire.nhs.uk