What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device’s web browser when you visit websites on the internet. The text files contain information about you and the preferences you have for the website being visited.

These cookies are stored so that a site can customise its pages for the next time you visit the website or return to a page previously visited.

Cookie files will only store information from when you have visited the site and the choices you have made while on there. Personal information such as email addresses will not be stored unless you submit your email address to a web form. Cookie files will never store any of your bank details. If you’d like to learn more about how cookies work, please refer to this page.

To manage your cookie settings in your browser please refer to the section below.

How do cookies help us?

  • They make our site work as you would expect
  • They allow you to complete the online application process
  • They allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter
  • They make our marketing more efficient by allowing us to improve our service based on user behaviour
  • They allow us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern
  • They allow us to recognise you when you return to our site

What we will not do with cookies?

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

How can I manage cookies?

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Different web browsers take different approaches when it comes to cookie management. To find out how to manage cookies in your browser of choice, please follow the links listed below:

Desktop browsers

Mobile browsers

What cookies do we use on this website?

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to access secure areas of our site.

Analytical/performance cookies.They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are analytical/performance cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Source Name Expiry date Purpose More information
Google Analytics _gid
2 years These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics Privacy Policy
Custom Google Analytics _gat_UA-16236202-1 - Tracks progression through forms Google Analytics Privacy Policy
Facebook _fbp, SHC_ES__fbp 3 months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Facebook Privacy Policy
- XSRF-TOKEN - This cookie helps to prevent attacks such as cross site scripting -
Crazy Egg  _dc_gtm_UA-16236202-1  5 years Track whether a visitor has visited the site before Crazy Egg Cookie Policy
 YouTube Check Connection TempCookie XXX  Session This cookie increments the ‘views’ counter on the YouTube video. Google Privacy Policy 
240 days The cookie attempts to estimate your bandwidth in order to estimate which quality stream needs to be served to the user. Google Privacy Policy 
YouTube Use_hitbox Session This cookie increments the ‘views’ counter on the YouTube video. Google Privacy Policy 
Sovereign Health Care Laravel_session Until you complete your application, or leave the application pages These cookies remember the information entered in the stages of the application process. -


Changes to our cookie policy

Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on this page.

For more information about how we collect and process personal data please read our privacy policy.


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