Cookie Policy

  • Published On 22nd March 2022

Our Cookie Schedule

The Barnsley Local Medical Committee (we or us or our) uses cookies when you visit our website,, (the Website) to help customise the Website and improve your experience using the Website.

This policy applies between you, the user of this Website, and us, The Barnsley Local Medical Committee, the owner and provider of this Website.

When you visit the Website, and before your Website places cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of cookies, you are enabling us to provide a better experience and service. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of these cookies; however, certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

This cookie policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Privacy Policy, which can be found at:

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website.

This Website may place and access certain cookies on your computer. We use these cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products.

Cookies do not usually contain any information that personally identifies you, the Website user. However, personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information obtained from and stored in cookies. For more information on how such personal information is handled and stored, refer to our Privacy Policy which is available online at:

Types of cookies

This Website uses the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). By using the Website, you agree to our placement of functionality cookies.

You can find a list of the cookies that we use in the attached Cookie Schedule.

We have carefully chosen these cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

Cookie schedule

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.

We use the following strictly necessary cookies:

  • wordpress_[hash]: WordPress uses the cookie wordpress_[hash] to store the authentication details on login. The authentication details include the username and double hashed copy of the password.
  • wordpress_logged_in_[hash]: The cookie wordpress_logged_in_[hash] is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are.
  • wordpress_test_cookie: Cookie used to check whether cookies are enabled to provide the proper user experience.
  • wp-settings-{time}-[UID]: The cookie wp-settings-{time}-[UID] is used to customize the view of your admin interface and the front-end of the website.
  • comment_author_[hash]: Used to remember the value entered into the comment form’s name field.
  • comment_author_email_[hash]: Used to remember the value entered into the comment forms email field.
  • comment_author_url_[hash]: Used to remember the value entered into the comment forms URL field.

We use the following functionality cookies

  • accept-performance-cookies: We use this cookie to check whether or no you have accepted the use of performance cookies. This cookie will determine whether or not we will track your session on this website.
  • hide-cookie-popup: We use this cookie to determine whether or not to display the cookie notice. After accepting and allowing cookies on your first visit, we will set this cookie on your device and not show the acceptance popup until it’s expiration.

We use the following analytical / performance cookies:

  • Google Analytics (_gid): We use this persistent cookie to identify users visiting our website. It has an expiration period of 24-hours.
  • Google Analytics (_ga): We use this persistent cookie to identify unique users visiting our website. It has an expiration period of 2-years.
  • Google Analytics (_gat): We use this persistent cookie to perform throttle requests when users visit our website. It has an expiration period of 10 minutes.

How to control your cookies

We give you control over which cookies we use. You can adjust your cookies preferences at any time at: .

You can also choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please see the help menu in your internet browser.

You can switch off cookies at any time, however, you may lose information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

Changes to this cookie policy

The Barnsley Local Medical Committee reserves the right to change this cookie policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the cookie policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

Contact details

The Website is owned by The Barnsley Local Medical Committee of Hoyland Medical Practice, The Hoyland Centre, High Croft, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9AF.

You may contact us: