Privacy Policy.

Short version

We use cookies to collect non-personal information about visits to and use of the website. The data we collect will only be used for the purpose of evaluating and improving the website. It will never be transferred or sold to a third party, or used for advertising purposes. The information we collect is limited to the country, operating system, and device type from which you access the website, and data about the pattern of page views. We do not collect any identifiable information or store your IP address.

Cookie policy


  1. The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to safeguarding it. This policy explains what we will do with your personal information.
  2. Consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website permits us to use cookies every time you visit our website

Collecting information

The following types of information may be collected, stored, and used:

  1. information about your computer including your geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system;
  2. information about your visits to and use of this website including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths;


Personal information

No personal information is collected through the website. We do not collect or store IP addresses.

Using non-personal information

By consenting to use of cookies, you are consenting to your website use data being collected for research purposes. is the product of a participatory design research project. Website use data will be used as part of our formal evaluation of this project, which may be published, according to the funder’s requirement, in open access peer reviewed journals. You can read more about this research project here.

International data transfers

Non-personal information that we collect will be stored, processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. This is in line with EU Guidelines.


We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy.

Your rights

You may have the right and opportunity to opt out of the use of cookies being collected.

Third party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user. We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

    1. We use Umami open source self hosted code on our website to recognize a computer when a user visits the website / track users as they navigate the website  improve the website’s usability / analyze the use of the website / administer the website / prevent fraud and improve the security of the website / personalize the website for each user.
    2. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies—for example:
      1. in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools,” “Internet Options,” “Privacy,” and then “Advanced”;
      2. in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” “Privacy,” selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
      3. in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Content settings,” and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

You can delete cookies already stored on your computer—for example:

    1. in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at );
    2. in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies,” and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
    3. in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Clear browsing data,” and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data.”


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Taking care of your health

Although this website has been written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, this website is not a replacement for working with your own healthcare team. The website is not intended to be used as a replacement for a face-to-face diagnostic assessment.   

We recommend you use the website alongside normal healthcare where you can access in-person assessment, investigations and personalized advice on management or treatment where appropriate.

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