Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. Their use allows websites to function properly.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer, tablet or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences, e.g. to keep you logged in, or to remember your language preference, or your shopping cart items. This is so you don’t have to keep re-entering the details when you browse from page to page, or revisit the site again later. Cookies are also used to collect statistics about your visit, e.g. which pages you viewed. A cookie does NOT give access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

Types of cookies

  • Session cookies – a temporary cookie that lasts only until you close your browser
  • Persistent cookies – expire after a specific length of time / on a specific date, or until you or your browser deletes them
  • First party cookies – are those cookies placed on your device by the website you are visiting
  • Third party cookies – are those cookies placed on your device by a website other than the one you are visiting

How do we use cookies?

Cookies on Salisbury Healthcare History’s website are used for:

Functionality – to help us recognise you when you come back to our website and to remember your settings, e.g. your acceptance of our use of cookies.

Analysis – to collect anonymous statistics about your visit. Our site uses Google Analytics for this. This records the pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about the technology you are using, e.g. Mac or Windows. All the information is anonymous, so we only know that ‘somebody’ visited our site. The information we collect from analytics helps us to improve our website. You can learn more about Google Analytics or you can opt out if you wish by using the ‘Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on’. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. Find out more information about or install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.

Sharing – to share our content via social media, e.g. Pinterest. To make this easy we have included sharing buttons on our website. If you use these sharing services, those ‘third party’ websites may know you visited our website. We don’t have any control over third party website cookies, so you may wish to check out their cookie policies, and the privacy settings you have chosen on these websites, to ensure you are happy for them to store cookies on your device.


If you accept our use of cookies and continue to use our website without changing your browser settings we take that to mean that you are happy for us to place cookies on your device.

Controlling cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies by adjusting the privacy settings in your browser. You can also navigate away from our website and clear all cookies already set on your device if you wish. Please note, if you set your browser to prevent all cookies from being placed, some of the website functions may not work properly. For more information on cookies see and