Privacy Policy

The University of Manchester is committed to looking after any information that is made available to us when you visit the NHS at 70 website in accordance with data protection and privacy laws. This policy outlines what categories of information we retain and how we use it.

Personal data

You don’t have to create an account or provide us with any personal information to access the public areas of the NHS at 70 website. However, if you wish to share your stories, photos and/or recordings with us or access the Archive then we will ask you to register by creating a user account.

The personal information we hold about you will be obtained via the NHS at 70 website registration form or if you contact us by email.

The personal data we store and process may include:

  • Biographical information consisting of your name, year of birth, gender;
  • Your contact details including address, email address and phone number;
  • Your areas of interest in NHS history;
  • Records of communications received from you by the NHS at 70 website or sent to you;
  • Attendance at public engagement events.

When you provide us with your contact details you will be asked whether you wish to receive any further communications from us. We will ensure that all personal data you supply is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We do not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any third parties unless you have consented to this or this is permitted by law.


Visits to NHS at 70 website

When you visit the NHS at 70 website the following information is received and stored by our web servers: anonymised details of your IP address, browser type and operating system; and the web pages you visited. This data is known as web server logs. We use this information strictly to analyse how the NHS at 70 website is used by our visitors and we may archive this information in an anonymous form for historical records.


Public Twitter data

NHS at 70 uses publicly available information, such as Twitter handles and hashtag usage, to target tweets promoting NHS at 70 to relevant Twitter users. 



NHS at 70 uses ’cookies’ which are text files placed on your computer when you visit a site which help us understand how you use our websites. Cookies don’t collect personal data from your computer, only the data created by your browsing. Some cookies remain on your computer after you leave the website; these are called ‘persistent’ cookies. Others are deleted automatically when you close your browser and others simply expire.

We use the following cookies on the NHS at 70 website:

Analytics cookies and advertising cookies set by Google Analytics.
We may collect non-personally-identifiable information relating to your use of our sites via Google Analytics technology. This may include: which pages you see; how long you stay; what you click on our pages; if you visit the website again; which country and city you are browsing from; etc. This data is collected for the purpose of monitoring and understanding the effectiveness of our websites. We also collect data relating to the demographics and interests of our users via Google Analytics and cookies set by Google advertising networks. This data is used in aggregated form to help improve the site for its users.

Further information and instructions for opting out of Google Analytics tracking are available at:

Session cookies
ASP, PHP, Java and Javascript

Tracking cookies (social media)
ClickTale, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Tracking cookies (media)
Vimeo, Flickr and Zmags

Tracking cookies (search)
eScholar, ELGAR and EBSCO

Tracking cookies (web satisfaction survey)
At certain times during the research we may ask users to complete our website feedback survey. As soon as a user opts to complete the survey, or tells us they don’t want to, the website will install a cookie on the user’s machine to remember this choice. This is to ensure that the survey is not presented to users who have already filled it in or who have told us they do not wish to.

Other tracking cookies
BBC,, PowerPoint (Microsoft) and

You can choose not to accept cookies by changing your browser settings or deleting existing cookies installed on your computer. Visit for information on how to do this.


Privacy Statement

This privacy statement applies to the NHS at 70 website. Please note that some sites related to the University of Manchester may collect and use data differently. These sites will have a local privacy policy explaining these practices. If the user leaves the NHS at 70 website and visits a website operated by a third party, The University of Manchester cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that users provide when visiting such third party websites. Accordingly, users should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question

The NHS at 70 website also includes links to other third party websites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that the University endorses such websites and/or their content. The University takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using the linked websites or as a result of using the information published on any of the pages of the linked websites. Whilst every effort is made to ensure downloadable content is free from viruses, the University cannot accept any liability for damages resulting from virus infection.