What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are sent to your web browser when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your browser on your return visits. Cookies can also remember your preferences, improve the user experience and tailor the adverts you see to those most relevant to you.
This means we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- the internet domain and IP address from where you access the website;
- the type of browser software and configuration and operating system used to access the website;
- the date and time you access the website;
- if you linked to the website from another website, the address of that website; and
- the pages you enter, visit and exit the website from, content viewed and duration of visits
Our Privacy Statement sets out full details of the other information we collect and how we use your personal information.
What cookies do Southern Cross Healthcare Limited use on this website?
Cookies used on the Southern Cross Healthcare website include Session cookies, Advertising/Targeting cookies, and Social Media cookies.
Session cookies are used to remember selections made on our website. Session cookies are deleted automatically when you leave the website or close your browser.
Advertising / targeting cookies collect information about your browsing habits, which assists in the delivery of more relevant advertising. Third party organisations, including Google, collect certain information when you visit our website in order to display our advertisements when you visit other websites. Advertising features that Southern Cross Healthcare uses include Google AdWords and Analytics, Remarketing and Google Display Network Impression Reporting.
Social media cookies on some sections of our website, social media cookies are used to help communicate our messages. Facebook Pixels are used to determine which page(s) a user has visited and these cookies are usually stored in browsers for 30 days.
Social media services have their own privacy policies and may track your use of our website on those pages where their links are displayed. They do this by the use of persistent session cookies. If you are logged in to those services (including any Google service) while using our site, their tracking will be associated with your profile with them.
Please note that some cookies on the website are managed by third parties, including, for example, advertising networks, features such as videos, maps and social media, and providers of external websites like web traffic analysis services. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. You should refer to such third parties’ own cookie and privacy policies for information about how they may use your information.
How do I control my cookie settings on my computer?
Should you choose to disable or block our cookies you can do this through your browser. Most browsers allow you to manage your cookie preferences from the browser settings.
Updated: October 2021
Please note: All general health enquiries, questions or concerns should be directed by telephone to your admitting specialist or GP or local accident & emergency centre.
Know your risk
This tool is intended for use by those about to undergo an elective surgical procedure.
Admission to hospital to undertake treatment puts you at HIGH risk of BLOOD CLOTS. If any of the following apply, YOU are at HIGHER RISK of developing a blood clot. Please note that there may be other factors which could increase your risk of blood clots. Please raise any issues of concern with your GP or treating medical specialist.
Select below as many of the points that apply to you.