What is a cookie?

Cookies are small digital files, which are placed on the user’s digital device when visiting the website. Once on the user’s digital device, cookies are used as a form of digital memory to remember bits of information about a user’s visits to the website. They are intended to enhance the user’s web experience by recording preferences and settings.

Cookies do not place viruses on your computer and cannot run programs.

How we use the information

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust uses cookies to track the sequence of pages a visitor navigates during a visit to our website. This information helps us to understand how visitors are using our website. It also helps us improve the experience of using our website so that visitors can find relevant information quicker.

How to delete cookies

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Privacy policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for It applies solely to this website.

We analyse digital records which contain details such as:

  • IP addresses
  • webpages viewed while on the trust’s website
  • web browser used
  • type of digital device accessing the website
  • time of day.

Where users provide us with information, that information is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Any information submitted through forms on this website is transferred to us by email and will be dealt with by us in accordance with data protection legislation.

Emails are not encrypted before being sent to us and as the internet is not always totally secure, users are sending the information at their own risk.

Notification of changes

Information about any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this website.

Further information

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact our information governance team via email on

Last updated: 9th October 2018