Cookies Policy

What are Cookies?

A “cookie” is a small bit of data our server sends to your browser that allows our server to identify and interact more effectively with your computer. Cookies do not identify individual users, but they do identify your internet service provider (ISP) and your browser type.

Cookies provide anonymised statistical information to us so that we can improve our content and make the website better. Cookies cannot hold or cause viruses or malware.

By using the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics website, you agree to the use of some cookies which are required for basic website functionality.

When using this website, the following type of cookies may be encountered:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: Strictly necessary cookies make our website work. These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as page navigation, and complying with data protection and electronic privacy legislation. We can set these cookies without needing your consent as they are essential. We automatically set cookies that are strictly necessary without needing your consent as they are essential. You cannot change these or opt-out.
  • Analytical Cookies: We use analytics cookies to anonymously define new visitors, analyse, plan and improve the service. We also use them to track activity on the website, such as where visitors stop using the website. This anonymised data will not include any of your personal data including your IP address. You can withdraw your consent to the processing for analytics purposes at any time by going to the cookies preferences page.

Personal information such as your email address is not collected unless you provide it to us. We do not disclose domain names or aggregate information to third parties other than agents who assist us with this website and who are under obligations of confidentiality. You can configure your browser to accept or reject all cookies and to notify you when a cookie is used. We suggest that you refer to your browser instructions or help screens to learn more about these functions. However, please note that if you configure your browser so as not to receive any cookies, a certain level of functionality of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics website and other websites may be lost.

How to disable and delete cookies

Please note if you disable all cookies certain aspects of this website may not work correctly as some cookies are necessary to the functioning of the website.

You can enable, disable, or delete cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at

Links to third party websites

The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics may create links to third party websites. The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics are not responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by websites that are linked from our website.

Use and disclosure

We will only use personal information collected via our website for the purposes for which you have given us this information.

We will not use or disclose your personal information to other organisations or anyone else unless:

  • you have consented for us to use or disclose your personal information for this purpose
  • you would reasonably expect or we have told you (including via this privacy notice) that your information is usually or may be used or disclosed to other organisations or persons for a related (or for sensitive information) or directly related purpose
  • the use or disclosure is required or authorised by law
  • the use or disclosure will prevent or lessen a serious and/or imminent threat to somebody’s life, health or safety or to public health or public safety, or
  • the disclosure is reasonably necessary for law enforcement functions or for the protection of public revenue.

If we receive your email address because you sent us an email message, the email will only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which you have provided and we will not add your email address to an emailing list or disclose this to anyone else unless you provide us with consent for this purpose.

Data Quality

If we collect your personal information from our website, we will maintain and update your information as reasonably practical and necessary or when you advise us that your personal information has changed.

Data security

Personal information collected from the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics website is stored on encrypted network drives, only accessible to staff members of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics, on the St James’s Hospital network. St James’s Hospital uses technologies and processes such as access control procedures, network firewalls, encryption and physical security to protect the privacy of information. All reasonable steps will be taken to prevent your information from loss, misuses and alteration.