Cookie Policy, Settings and Privacy Policy

Required cookies

Those are necessary for the website's functionality. Actually we only store a cookie to store your cookie preferences. Ain't that the paradox?! This cookie can not be disabled. The other required cookie we store is sessional so will be removed as soon as you leave the site.

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to keep track of our traffic. By disabling this cookie, we will not be able to track visitor numbers etc. All information will be anonymised before it's sent to Google Analytics.

Cookie to remember you

We use a cookie to remember you so that you do not need to login each time you visit the site.


This website (“Our Site”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, We are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur if you continue using Our Site. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

Definition and Interpretation

In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:



means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;

“Cookie Law”

means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 [and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)];

“personal data”

means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined the retained EU law version of the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (the “UK GDPR”),


Means The Pathways 2 NHS Procurement Team

Information About Us

Our Site is owned and operated by Orchard Corporate LTD, a limited company registered in England under company number 02825937, whose registered address is Unit 3, Holly House Estate, Middlewich Road, Cranage, CW10 9LT.

Our Data Protection Officer is Nigel Booth, and can be contacted by email at, by telephone on 01423 554447or by post at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate District Hospital, 50 Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SX.

How does our site use cookies?

Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our products and services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected andrespected at all times

By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for playing and linking to media files. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.

All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

Analytics Cookies

It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

Targeting Cookies

It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. [Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.]

Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).

Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.

Session Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.

For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy

For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.

What cookies do we use?

Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products AND services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:


Name of Cookie

Purpose and Type

Necessary or Optional

Persistent or session


Preserves user session





Generates statistical data on website use;


2 years



Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate


1 day



Generates statistical data on how users use the website


1 day


Remembers your cookie preferences


5 years


Ensures users do not have to re log in at every session


1 Year

Consent and Control

In addition to any controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

Google Chrome:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

Microsoft Edge: (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)

Safari (macOS):

Safari (iOS):

Mozilla Firefox: 

Android: (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)

Changes to this policy

We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. If We do so, details of the changes will be highlighted at the top of this page. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

This policy was last updated on the 09/9/2022

NHS Graduate Procurement Scheme - Privacy Policy

The NHS Graduate Procurement Scheme ("NHSGPS" or "we") believe it is important to protect your privacy and we are committed to giving you a service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your privacy. This policy explains how we may collect information about you and then use it to meet your needs.
NHSGPS recognises The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) applicable from 25 May 2018 and complies with the relevant Data Protection Principles laid out in this legislation.

1. Collecting information

We may collect personal information from a number of sources, including the following:

  1. from you when you complete your application form and related questions, in which case this will include your contact details and covers health information, race, religious beliefs, sexuality, and more. This is known as sensitive personal data.
  2. from you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us, in which case this may tell us something about how you use our services.

2. Using personal information

NHSGPS will use personal information for the following purposes:

  1. to identify you when you contact us;
  2. to help administer, and contact you about improved administration of, the application process and results generated by the process;
  3. to carry out marketing analysis, conduct research, including creating statistical and testing information;
  4. to pass your information on to the organisations you have applied for a role with, in the event of you reaching an appropriate stage of the application process.

We may allow other people and organisations to use information we hold about you, if we have been legitimately asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.

3. The internet

Please remember that communications over the internet, such as email and webmail (messages sent through a website), are not secure unless they have been encrypted. All applications completed through this website are encrypted.

4.Your data protection rights

Under GDPR, you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.  

You also have the right to request us to erase your personal information or to restrict our processing of your personal information or to object to our processing of your personal information.  You can request that your account be deleted at any time by emailing

5. Links

This website may contain links to other sites or recommended suppliers. Please remember that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. This privacy policy applies only to information collected on our website.

6. Further information

If you would like any more information or you have any comments about our privacy policy, please either write to us at Data Protection, NHS Graduate Procurement Scheme, Unit 3, Holly House Estate, Middlewich Road, Cranage, CW10 9LT. Email to

We may amend this policy from time to time, in which case we will publish the amended version on our website, and you can ask us for a copy by writing to the above address or by emailing This policy applies to personal information we hold about individuals. It does not apply to information we hold about companies and other organisations.

7. Review and monitoring

This policy is subject to review every three years and any complaints or queries about this policy should be directed to the NHS Graduate Procurement Scheme Data Protection Officer - 

Cookie permissions

Your cookie preferences have been saved