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About Cookies

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like user preferences.

This Cookie Policy sets out how Beaumont Hospitaluses any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when you use this website.

In order for the site to work properly we need to collect some information. Below are the details of the cookies and what they are used for, there is also information about how you can control them.


Beaumont Hospital uses two types of cookies on our website.

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic function like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. The table below shows necessary cookies and how they’re used.

Cookie Name Source Description Expiry
Jsessionid Preserves user states across page requests Session

Statistical Cookies

Beaumont Hospital uses a number of statistical cookies from Google Analytics. The table below describes each cookie and how it’s used.

Cookie Name Source Description Expiry
__utm.gif Google Analytics Tracking Code that log s details about the visitor's browser and computer Session
__utma Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the web site as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics 2 years
__utmb Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit Session
__utmc Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Session Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit
__utmt Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server Session Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics 6 months


If you want to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. Restricting cookies may change the way the website functions.

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This Cookie Policy forms part of our overall Privacy Policy