Cookie Policy

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Site.
  • If Spire Healthcare or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others.
  • In the usual course of our business, we may use third parties to process your personal information on our behalf. Where a third party data processor is used, we will ensure that they operate under subject to contractual restrictions with regard to confidentiality and security in addition to obligations imposed by data protection legislation. 

How do we protect your personal information?

We take appropriate organisational and technical security measures to protect the data that we hold against unauthorised disclosure or unlawful processing.

GPs, practice staff and other health professionals: When using GP Connect, our online referral system, any data that you submit is securely encrypted. We use a secure server to store the information you give us when you register, enquire or submit a referral online (including your password).

Other information which you submit online may not be subject to the same protection and you do so at your own risk.


What are cookies?

The Site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. A “cookie” is a small amount of data which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive, mobile or other device.

There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things such as allowing you to navigate between pages on a website efficiently, remembering your preferences on a certain web pages, or improving your overall experience. Other cookies can provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests, or measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.

How to reject or delete cookies
You can choose to reject or block all or specific types of cookies set when visiting the website by clicking on the cookie preferences. You can change your preferences for Spire Healthcare websites and/or the websites of any third party suppliers by changing your browser settings. Most browsers automatically accept cookies so if you don’t wish cookies to be used, you may need to actively delete or block them. If you reject the use of cookies, some features and functionality on our website may not work correctly. You can find out more about cookies including what they are, how to control them or how to delete them at By using our website without deleting or rejecting some or all cookies, you agree that we can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your device.


What cookies does the Spire Healthcare website use?

Below is a list of the different types of cookies used across the Site, and a description of what they are used for.

Session Cookies

Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember while you are visiting the website, and they expire when you close your web browser.

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the website and remain on your desktop or mobile device after you close your browser or restart your computer. We use these cookies to analyse user behaviour so that we can improve the website functionality we provide. These cookies can also be used to serve targeted advertising and measure the effectiveness of our site functionality and advertising.

First Party Cookies
First Party Cookies are cookies which Spire Healthcare uses. Spire Healthcare only uses sessional and persistent cookies when users access the careers or GP Connect sections of the Site. They are minimally intrusive. Spire Healthcare also uses cookies linked to Google Analytics but these are not traced to personal identifiable data and are non-intrusive.




Cookies are set when a user logs into the job search tools and applies on or

GP Connect

When a user logs into GP Connect, via, cookies are stored until the user logs out.


Third Party cookies
The Site contains links to other third party websites. This means that when you click on the links to those websites you may be agreeing to the use of cookies from their websites. Spire Healthcare has identified the following third party cookies.



Further information / how to opt-out of cookies


Used for certain Google Ad services, user data is anonymous.

View the Google privacy policy

Google maps

Cookies are stored when a user accesses a page with Google maps embedded on it.

View the Google privacy policy

Google Analytics      

Non-specific website usage information is collected using Google Analytics and cookies. By using web analytics we can understand how our users arrive at the Site, what they do whilst they are on the website, what information they look at whilst on the website, etc. The data collected is anonymous.

Visit the Google Analytics website                

Crazy Egg

Used to track how users see and navigate through web pages to help improve conversions. It takes snapshots and recordings of visitor sessions and creates heat maps and scroll maps.

Visit the Crazy Egg privacy policy

Infinity call tracking

Uses unique telephone tracking numbers and unique visitor IDs to link a user’s call to the marketing channel that they originated from including the campaign, ad group and keyword. This is called visitor level call tracking. Data captured includes the network, channel, keyword, location of the visitor, time and date, page views and length of time they visited the site.

Visit the Infinity privacy policy

Facebook Pixel

An analytics tool used to measure the effectiveness of Facebook advertising by tracking the actions people take on the site. When someone visits the website and takes an action (like completing a purchase), the Facebook pixel is triggered and reports this action. The next time a customer takes an action they can be targeted with future Facebook ads.

Visit the Facebook privacy page

Add to Any social share buttons

Used to provide social share buttons to share articles and events on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and by email. Cookies are used for analytics, unique browser identifiers, and to store your preferences.

Visit the Add to Any privacy policy


Are third party websites covered by this policy?

The Site contains links to other websites. This policy only applies to the Site so when you visit external websites please read their privacy policies carefully. Spire Healthcare accepts no responsibility for external websites.

We occasionally offer products or services for external companies. These organisations may also allocate cookies to your PC. The types of cookies they use and how they use this information will be governed by their privacy policies.


How do you find out about changes to our privacy policy?

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage.

We may change the content or services found on the Site at any time without notice, and consequently our privacy policy may change at any time in the future. Your continued access to or use of the website will mean that you agree to the changes.


The cookie policy was last updated on 1 May 2018.