Locum Software Website Cookie Policy

The terms "the site" and "this site" refer to the Locum Software Services website (http://locumsoftware.com/)

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help on how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this website and many others that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site, therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

In order to provide you with a great experience when visiting our site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how it runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page.

Name Expires Purpose
lcm-cookies 1 Year Used to determine if you have accepted the cookie policy so we can hide the accept banner.
lcm-privacy 3 Years Used to determine if you have accepted the privacy policy when accessing the downloads page.
PHPSESSID when you close the browser Used to make you experience on the site smoother.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit. This means that we can continue to produce engaging content.

The cookies Google Analytics set:

Name Expires Purpose
_utma 2 Years This lets us know if you’ve visited before, so that we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page
_utmb 30 minutes This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site
_utmc when you close the browser This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser
_utmc 6 months This tells us how you reached the site (for example from another website or a search engine)

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the following links:
Google Analytics Privacy
Google Cookie Policy
You can opt out of Google Analytics by downloading the opt-out browser add-on