In this policy we and AMRO refer to the Association of Medical Reporting Organisations, care of, PO Box 366 Hartlepool, TS24 4FY and us and our have corresponding meanings.

This policy applies to our website at and any other AMRO websites or web applications which may link to this policy (collectively our site).  It should be read in conjunction with our privacy policy which explains how we use personal information.  If you have any queries about how we use personal information or cookies, please contact our Data Protection Officer at

By continuing to use our site, you consent to our setting cookies on your computer or other device and using cookies in the ways described in this policy.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or your computer or other device. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site or use our services and also allows us to improve our site. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer or other device.

The cookies on our site do not collect personal information such as name, address, email address and do not link any information they collect to an individual. From time to time we may analyse IP addresses, user agent strings or other anonymous data sources. All data is collected in an anonymous and aggregated form.

Information about our use of cookies

We use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site and to use our services.

Analytical/performance cookies
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information ourselves but we do not currently share with any third parties. Currently our site does not display advertising.  If we decide to display advertising, we will use also this information to make the advertising more relevant to your interests and we may share the information on any anonymous basis with advertisers for this purpose.

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

Cookie Purpose
_ga This helps Google Universal Analytics distinguish between unique web users
_gat This is used by Google Analytics to limit the amount of data recorded on high traffic websites.
_gid This is used by Google Analytics to limit the amount of data recorded on high traffic websites.
exp_tracker This records the last 5 pages viewed.
exp_super_search_history This records the search history from our site search.
exp_last_visit This records the date of the user’s last visit.
exp_last_activity This records the time of the last page load.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertisers (if we decide to display advertising) or providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 20 mins

Blocking cookies?

By default most browsers will automatically accept cookies. Usually the settings for your browser will allow you to disable or block some or all 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. We therefore recommend that you leave cookies turned on if you wish to use our site. If you do not want our site to set cookies on your computer or other device you should not use our site and should delete any cookies that may have already been placed.