Privacy & Data Handling


Keep Our NHS Public (‘We’) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This privacy policy sets out the basis for how we process and protect any information that you give, or we collect, when you use (our site). Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Keep Our NHS Public, Unit 13, Springfield House, 5 Tyssen Street, London, E8 2LY.

When you use our site, you may provide certain information by which you can be personally identified, for example when commenting on posts. You can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page.

What we collect

We may collect the following information about you:

  • Your name, email and, optionally, site address are collected when you make a comment on the site
  • Your IP address and the names of any content you have viewed (pages, images, documents etc.)
  • If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence

Note: To register as a member or affiliate of KONP, some personal information such as an address is required, however, this information is not stored on our site, nor is any payment data.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • To ensure content on our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
  • To allow you to participate in the interactive features of our site and service, when you choose to do so
  • To analyse site usage


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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. Any access request may be subject to a small fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Google Analytics (GA)

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google will generate anonymous statistics about the site, store this information and use it to create reports on website use. Google’s privacy policy is available here.


This site uses PayPal as one of its means of payment for donations, subscriptions and items in our shop. All required billing information is stored by PayPal but is not stored on this site. PayPal’s privacy information is set out here.


This site uses GoCardless as one of its means of payment for donations and subscriptions. All required billing information is stored by GoCardless and is not stored on this site or in any way by Keep Our NHS Public. GoCardless’s privacy information is here.

*Please note that subscriptions set up with PayPal currently require periodic renewal. You will be contacted by the National Office to prompt you to renew your subscriptions.

**Please note that subscriptions set up via GoCardless are automatically renewed on the date agreed when signing up. Full information is provided before you sign up.

***Please note that subscriptions cannot be raised automatically by us and we must seek your approval and consent before raising any of the subscription rates.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information, which you provide whilst visiting such sites and this privacy statement does not govern such sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Cookie Policy

Our values mean it is important to us that we are open about our use of cookies on

gadwp _wg_default_ dimensionpersistent3 monthsUsed by Google Analytics for WordPress.
gadwp_wg_default_metricperformance1 yearThis cookie is used by Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress to view Google analytics in WordPress. The cookie tracks and reports website traffic.
langthird partysessionUsed to remember a user's language setting.
PHPSESSIDsessionsessionAn auto generated session cookie by the server which contains a random long number which is given out by the server itself.
tk_aithird partysessionWooCommerce stores a randomly-generated anonymous ID. This is only used within the dashboard (/wp-admin) area and is used for usage tracking, if enabled.
tk_lrperformance1 yearReferral cookies used to analyse referrer behavior for Jetpack connected sites using WooCommerce.
tk_orperformance5 yearsReferral cookies used to analyse referrer behavior for Jetpack connected sites using WooCommerce.
tk_r3d3 daysUsed by JetPack

Cookie is placed by to .

woocommerce_cart_hashthird partysessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cartsessionsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
wordpress_logged_insessionsessionThis is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in.
wordpress_test_cookiesessionsessionWordPress uses this to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in.
wp-settingspersistent1 yearThis is used when a user is logged in to customize the view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp-settings-time-performance1 yearWordPress sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp_commerce_sessionthird party2 daysContains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
wp_wpfileupload_0sessionsessionWordPress cookie for a logged in user. session.
_gaperformance2 yearsUsed by Google Analytics to identify unique users for our own analytical purposes.
_gidperformance1 dayUsed by Google Analytics to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing.
__cfduidstrictly necessary1 monthHelps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare's security features.

Cookies Introduction

In accordance with the EU law on Cookies we are committed to cookie compliance and provide the following advice to enable you to manage the use of cookies.
This website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that contain information sent from a web server, and then stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device and used when you browse our website.

Our Cookies help:

  • Effectively administer our website
  • Improve the user experience
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Aggregate information about the usage and effectiveness of our site

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personal identifiable information (without your permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Allowing us to use cookies

If the settings in your browser that you are using to view this website are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, as your consent to accept our use of cookies. Should you not consent then we provide information on how to remove cookies below, however doing so will likely mean that the site may lose functionality or, in the worst case, you may not be able to access all, or parts, of our site.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work in the following ways:

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Storing whether you’ve been shown the cookie warning pop-up text
  • Tracking anonymous visits to our website for statistical purposes

Turning Cookies Off

Most modern browsers allow you to control your cookie settings. You can disable them completely by editing your browser settings, however in doing so you may be limiting the functionality on this and other websites.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website, which stores some non-personally identifiable data in cookies.