The Cookie Act (part of the Telecommunications Act) came into effect on 5 June 2012. This Act imposes requirements on the use of cookies by websites.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by websites that you view. This makes your computer recognisable to the website during any subsequent visits.

Why do we use cookies?

The Health Council website only uses cookies to generate usage statistics. They enable us to identify those parts of the site that are of the greatest interest to our visitors. These statistics help us to understand how often our web pages are visited, where exactly our visitors spend the most time, how visitors found our website in the first place (directly or via search engines), which advisory reports are being consulted, and so on. This enables us to make the website’s structure, navigation and content as user friendly for you as possible. We do not trace any statistics or other reports back to specific individuals.

Refusing and deleting cookies

If you object to the use of cookies, you can set your browser to refuse them, or to warn you when cookies are being sent. The way in which you adjust these settings varies from one browser to another. Your browser’s help function will show you how to do this. These settings apply only to the browser on that particular computer. If you decide not to accept our cookies, or to remove them, it will not affect your experience of using the Health Council site.