Kidney Patient Guide cookies

The Kidney Patient Guide website uses cookies to help us provide you with a good experience when you use the site and to help us understand how we can improve it for you.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, and help us to remember any forum preferences that you have set. More information about cookies is available at

What cookies are used on the Kidney Patient Guide site and forum?

There are two types of cookie in place on the site:

Cookies that remember your preferences

The cookies used on the forum are set on your first forum visit and help us to remember your preferences so that you are not asked the same questions repeatedly.

These include cookies that:

  • Represent whether you are logged in to the forum or not;
  • Remember whether you want to automatically log into the forum;
  • Identify you while you use the forum;
  • Remember styling preferences – such as font sizes.

Cookies used on the site to remember your preferences:

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Cookies that help us to understand how the site is being used

We use Google Analytics to understand how people use the Kidney Patient Guide website. This includes setting Google Analytics cookies that:

  • Tell us the number of unique visitors to the website
  • Establish a 'user session' across the site
  • Identify how a user has reached the site – for example by a website search or a direct link

The information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.

Cookies set by Google Analytics (information taken from Cookies and Google Analytics: Google Developers website):

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What should I do if I want to restrict or block cookies used by this site?

If you want to restrict or block cookies on this site – or indeed any site – you can do this through your web browser settings: your browser’s help function should explain how to do this.
You can also find out more about how to delete and control cookies at

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of cookies on the Kidney Patient Guide website, please email us at