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Privacy and cookies

The Spires Cleft Centre website is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You can view the Trust’s full privacy notice below:

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Privacy Notice

What follows is a summary of the information we collect via (“The Spires Cleft Centre website”; “this website”) and how this is used. It applies solely to this website.

Log files

Our log files capture IP address but do not otherwise contain any personal information about users. This information is used to identify and protect against security threats.


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device (your computer, mobile phone, tablet etc.) when you visit a website. They are useful because they allow the website to recognise your device. Most websites use cookies.

We use cookies where they are necessary for the functioning of this website or where they help us to give you the best possible experience (for example, by remembering your cookie preferences). Our cookies are not used to identify you personally.

We also incorporate functionality from other, reputable, websites. These websites may set cookies, known as ‘third party cookies’.

List of cookies used on this website

Source Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics  _ga
We use Google Analytics 4 (GA4) to collect information about how you use this website, such as which pages you have visited and the browser that you used. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data and GA4 does not log or store individual IP addresses. To find out more, please go to Google Analytics: Safeguarding your data.
This website t_privacy_confirmed
Stores your privacy preferences for this website.
YouTube Third party – not listed Some pages contain embedded YouTube videos. These will only display and set cookies if you have chosen to allow social media cookies. For more information, go to YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Please note: we haven’t listed the names of individual third party cookies in the table above, as these aren’t within our control and could change at any time.

Managing your cookies

When you first visit this website, we notify you that we use cookies and give you the choice to set your cookie preferences. You can change these preferences at any time. If you choose ‘do not allow’, it will:

  • Block the feature that sets cookies, so it doesn’t run for you on this website.
  • Stop new cookies associated with the feature from being set.

If you have previously allowed cookies on this website, changing your preference to ‘do not allow’ may not remove them. Please delete these manually if required (see below).

Deleting / blocking cookies

You can delete the cookies stored on your computer at any time. You can also change your browser’s privacy settings to block websites from storing cookies on your computer. To learn more about cookies, including how to manage or delete them, visit All About

Contact details

If you have any queries about this privacy page, please contact our Oxford Centre.