Home Start survey

Privacy policy, cookies and your data

This website is self-contained and is independent from websites for Alzheimer’s Research UK and University of Edinburgh.

Use of information we collect through automated systems when you visit our website:


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use.

When you first visit our website, we ask you whether you wish us to use cookies. If you choose not to accept them, we shall not use them for your visit except to record that you have not consented to their use for any other purpose.

If you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your browser settings, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website.

We use cookies in the following ways:

  • To track how you use our website.
  • To record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our website.
  • To keep you signed into our site.
  • To record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our site while you complete them.
  • To enable the survey to function.
Your data

We will not collect personally identifiable information on this website. Personally identifiable information identifies a specific person and includes: name, address, full postcode, date of birth or NHS number.

If any personally identifiable information is included in answers to questions in this survey, this information will be processed by University of Edinburgh to make it anonymous.

University of Edinburgh is the data controller for this survey. Their privacy notice and contact information can be found at https://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management/notice. At Alzheimer's Research UK we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information in line with Data Protection Law.

If you have any questions, please contact Alzheimer's Research UK.

By Post: Alzheimer's Research UK, 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AD
By Phone: 0300 111 5555 or 01223 824 500
By Email: [email protected]