Privacy policy and cookies

This privacy notice informs you about what to expect when the National Council for Osteopathic Research collects any personal information about you when you visit this website. It applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to this website
  • People who send an enquiry to us.

What information do we collect about you?

When someone visits the NCOR website ( we collect standard internet log information (e.g. about your browser, internet service provider), and details of behaviour patterns during visits to the site e.g. examples of pages visitors access, and how long a visitor stays on certain pages.

The information is collected in a way that does not personally identify anyone using this website.  No personal association is made between any data gathered from this site and identifying information about you from any other source.

This type of anonymised information may be made available publicly through our annual report.  This type of information could include the type of enquiries, and numbers of enquiries and requests for information.

How will we use information about you?

This information helps us to track the number of visitors using our site and look at behaviour when using the site e.g. how long visitors stay on one particular page.

If at any time personally identifiable information will be collected through this site, you will be informed about this, the reason for collecting the information, and the purpose for which it will be used.

We will not make any personal information about you available to a third party organisations or individuals outside of the National Council for Osteopathic Research unless required to do so by law.

Submitting personal information

You may have to submit some personal information e.g. your name, address, or email address when using this website.  This could occur:

  • If you contact one of the NCOR team directly with a query via email, or provide feedback via the website. From this information we will be aware of your name and email address if you include it;
  • If you use the enquiry form which is accessed using the “contact us” link ( on the NCOR website;
  • If you respond to a consultation we may ask for your name also;
  • If you register for an event g. a conference or research hub meeting we will ask for your name and email address, and we may ask also for a postal address;
  • If you ask for information available in an electronic format g. a report, research summary, or published paper we will need you name, and email address;
  • If you ask for information in a printed format g. a report, research summary, or published paper we will need you name and possibly a postal address.

We will use this information to respond to your question or request.  We may record this information to help us to examine use of our website so that we can continually develop it to provide the best possible service and information to you.

If you do not wish us to retain your personal contact information (name, postal address, email address, or telephone number) after we have replied to your enquiry or request, please contact us to let us know.

We take reasonable precautions to ensure the privacy of our personal information.  We cannot, however, guarantee the safety of information sent using the Internet.

Access to your information and correction

Under current Data Protection regulation* you have the right to request a copy of any information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us via email or by writing to us using the contact details listed under “How to contact us”.  We may make a small charge for this service depending on the size of the request.

You may ask us to correct any information we have about you that you feel is incorrect or inaccurate.  We want to make sure that any information we have about you is accurate and up-to-date.


Cookies are small text files placed on your computer which collects standard internet log information, and about how a visitor behaves when using a site.  (e.g. which pages are viewed, and the length of time spent on certain pages).   This information helps to track use of a website, and to be able to compile statistical information concerning website activity.

You can delete and block cookies if you wish.  Most web browsers allow some control over cookies through the browser settings.  Further information about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage them, can be found at

Please see the table below to see which cookies are being used currently by this website.

Cookie Cookie name Purpose
Google analytics _utma These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this website.  We use this information to compile reports and to help us to improve this website.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.  This information includes the number of visits to the website, which pages are visited, and the length of time spent on certain pages.

 _ga This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
 _gid Used by Google to distinguish individuals and calculate page visit data.
 _gat Used by Google to limit the collection of data from busy sites in order to improve performance.
NCOR cookie notice display Signifies that you have responded to the cookie notification banner on the NCOR website.
Some pages may have cookies used to integrate with Social Media sites, so that, for example, if you are logged into Facebook, you can ‘like’ pages.
01AI Used by the media streaming and hosting company Akamai as part of our PayPal donation form.
PYPL Used by PayPal to enable our donation form.

Other websites

Our website contains links to various other websites we feel may be useful and interesting to you. This privacy policy applies to this website only, and it is important that you read the privacy policy of any other websites accessed through links from this website.

Changes to our privacy policy

Our privacy policy will be updated at regular intervals. This current version was updated in May, 2018. We will place any future updates in the NCOR website (

How to contact us

By email to

Write to us at National Council for Osteopathic Research, Yvonne Carter Building, 58, Turner Street, London, E1 2AB.

* General Data Protection Regulation (2018)

The National Council for Osteopathic Research is committed to protecting your privacy.