RheumatologyUK.com Privacy and Legal Policy


Dr D O’Reilly Ltd  Privacy Notice May 2018

Patients’ privacy notice is available to view  here .



Cookies are small pieces of data that are gathered from the device you use to visit our website, for example your computer or mobile phone. They are created to improve your experience of websites.

More details about cookies can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which will also tell you how you can manage cookies on your own device.


How I use cookies

Any cookies used by this website are either required for the website to work correctly or to help me monitor the website, to improve it for future visitors. I do not use cookies to collect personal information about you or to identify individual users.

Google Analytics cookies

Google Analytics sets a number of cookies to help me evaluate the use of the website, for example the number of visitors I have and the pages visited. Full details are available from the Google Analytics website. Below are some examples.

Name: _utma

Use: randomly generated number

Expires: 2 years

Type: Persistent, first party

Name: _utmb

Use: randomly generated number

Expires: 30 minutes

Type: Persistent, first party

Name: _utmc

Use: randomly generated number

Expires: when the user exits the browser

Type: Session, first party

Name: _utmz

Use: randomly generated number, plus information on how the site was reached (for example, directly, via a link or through organic search)

Expires: 6 months

Type: Persistent, first party


Why is this important?

Information collected by this website EU privacy law came into effect on 26 May 2011 and the UK government gave website owners until 25 May 2012 to comply. This law means that we must let you know what cookies we use and you have the option using your browser’s tools to not accept the cookies. But please be aware that this might affect how our website works for you. See the website of the information commissioner


Collecting personal information

Information collected by this website includes IP addresses, email addresses (if voluntarily offered), geographical location, operating systems, device used for access to the site and page view data.

Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP address are usually assigned in country-based blocks and can often be used to identify the country, state, and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. Because IP addresses need to be used by websites in order for the Internet to function, website owners have access to the IP addresses of their users regardless of whether or not they use Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses IP addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of where in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).


Safeguarding your information

I use a third party service, WordPress.com, to publish my blog and website, These are hosted at WordPress.com, which is run by Automattic Inc. WordPress requires visitors that want to post a comment to enter a name and email address. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.

I will not share any of your information with any third party other than to meet legal requirements of disclosure.

I am registered as a Data Controller with the UK information commissioner. Registration number Z2473977.


Medical Information Disclaimer

All medical and and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice.