Terms & conditions
Links are provided for information and convenience only. We
cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the
information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a
site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply
lack of endorsement.
Every effort is taken to ensure that the information contained
in this website is both accurate and complete. However, medical
knowledge is constantly changing and we cannot guarantee that all
of the information is accurate and consistent with current NHS
practice. Please contact us if you feel we are providing inaccurate
We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the
sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any
damages arising from the loss of use of this information.
This web site does not automatically capture or store personal
information, other than logging the user's IP address and session
info such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser
used. This is recognised by the web server and is only used for
system administration and to provide statistics which are used to
users [heath professionals] login.
NHS Bristol retains copyright in all its material placed on
Sending information to our site
You may be asked for personal information if you want to take
advantage of specific services such as a contact form, request
form, online forums, subscription to a newsletter etc. In each case
we will only use the personal information you provide to deliver
the services you have told us you wish to take part in.
The information you submit will be treated in the strictest
confidence. However, we cannot guarantee the security of the global
internet/email systems. This means that it is possible (although
unlikely) that your enquiry/message and our response may be read by
someone other than yourself or ourselves. If you are concerned
about this possible loss of privacy please contact us by
alternative means such as post or telephone.
This statements above only covers this website. Other links
within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy.
For more information about the Data Protection & Freedom of
Information visit http://www.ico.gov.uk/ .
Summary of terms
Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application.
The most popular ones are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is
then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each
time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is
sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and
personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for
example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same
site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide
personal information such as your name, e-mail address and
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical
standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is
responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another
and that the messages are understood.
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example
it may look something like this 220.127.116.11
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.