Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Experience enhancing cookies: These cookies are non-essential but make the experience of using the site more pleasant.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Destination destination_url This experience enhancing cookie records the page on our site on you were on when you were redirected to the login page in order that you can be redirected back there after you login. This cookie only lasts as long as your web browser is open and is only set if you are not logged in. Not accepting this cookie has no serious effect on your experience of the site.
Session _forum_session This strictly necessary cookie records the fact that you have logged into the site and enables content specific to you to be served to you (for example your user preferences page) and to enable content you post to be attributed to you. This cookie is set to only be sent with secure (encrypted) connections and it only lasts as long as your web browser is open.
Token _t Recognise you when you return to our site This experience enhancing cookie, the token cookie, enables you to be automatically logged into the site on each vist, it is only sent with secure (encrypted sessions) and is set to last for two months, after this time, or if this cookie is deleted, you will need to login again.
Images Guardian iguard Experience enhancing cookie : allow you to access images. This cookie is set when you login to the site and is set to expire a week in the future (this is a rolling expiry date, it is continually reset to be a week in the future) and it allows you to load images from the site. If this cookie is not set all site images, apart from the main site logo etc, will return 404 not found responses. This cookie is removed when you log out and it is set to only be sent with secure (encrypted sessions).


You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after you close your web browser.

Other cookies in use by our site:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to see which areas of our web site are the most popular. This data does not tell us anything specific about you such as your name or address, but it does allow us to make observations like “95 people visited from the UK last month and 51 of them viewed our contact page”. The names of the Google analytics cookies are:

  • utma
  • utmb
  • utmc
  • utmz


We use the ShareThis plugin to help us distribute our content. ShareThis offers online services and applications that allow users to share content on the Web more easily.

ShareThis creates a number of cookies in order to identify a particular device that was used to interact with their service for the purposes of tracking usage.

ShareThis creates the following cookies:

  • ShareUT
  • stOAuth
  • __ar_v4
  • recents
  • __stid
  • __stgmap
  • __stdlxmap


Privacy policy

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (”We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting and creating an account you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society a charitable company limited by guarantee in England and Wales under company number 02212082 charity number 299679 and have our registered office at 11 Belgrave Road, London, England, SW1V 1RB.


Information we collect from you

We will collect and process the following information about you:

Information you give us:
This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our site, participate in discussion boards, private messaging or other functions on our site, and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, e-mail address and phone number and other information such as medical history as you choose to disclose on our site.

Information we collect about you:
With regard to each of your visits to our site we will automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages.
  • Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy above.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

Information you give to us
We will use this information:

  • to provide you with an account to use our Website.

Information we collect about you
We will use this information:

  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure

Disclosure of your information

We will disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect our rights, property, or safety of, our users, or others.

We will contact you if we would like to use any content you post on the site. We will not use any content without your specific consent.

Storage of your information

We take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you or where you have chosen a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights

If you no longer want to use the Website you can discontinue your use of your account/the website.

You have the right to ask us to delete your information. This will mean you cannot use the website. You have the right to ask us to delete your account and your information by contacting us on

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act by contacting us on Any access request will be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to your privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to