This Privacy Notice explains how we use and otherwise process the personal information that Consilium Strategic Communications Limited (“Consilium”, “we”, “our”) holds in order to provide you with our weekly Healthcare Business Bulletin, Monthly Newsletter, press releases, thought leadership and invitations to events (collectively “Consilium News”).

We are committed to complying with the UK General Data Protection Regulation, referred to in this Privacy Notice as the “Data Protection Laws”.  The Data Protection Laws give you various rights regarding the way in which we store and use your information.  These are set out below in the section “Your rights under the Data Protection Laws”.  You can also get further information about data protection and privacy laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s web site at: https://ico.org.uk/ 

For the purpose of the Data Protection Laws, the data controller is:

Consilium Strategic Communications Limited




ICO Registration Number: ZA013031

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, our practices, or your dealings with Consilium, please contact sean.flanagan@icrinc.com.


Consilium’s Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about our processing of your personal data or would like to make an access or other request, please contact our Data Protection Officer at: sean.flanagan@icrinc.com. If you are unsatisfied with our response to any issues that you raise, you have the right to make a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office, for further information, see the ICO website at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/.


What information we collect from you

In order for you to receive Consilium News we collect and store certain types of personal data and other information about you, including your full name and email address (“Personal Data”).


Where, how and for how long we store your Personal Data

The Personal Data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, various destinations, including outside the European Economic Area ("EEA").  It may also be processed by staff operating at various locations outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our service providers and who are involved in the creation and/or transmission of Consilium News.  By providing us with your Personal Data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.  We will implement and maintain, and ensure that our service providers implement and maintain, appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your Personal Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

Unless we need to store it for some other lawful reason, your Personal Data will be irretrievably deleted immediately after unsubscribing from our Newsletter.


How we use the information that we collect from you                                  

We only use information collected from you for our legitimate business interests in order to provide you with Consilium News and to communicate with you regarding issues referred to in Consilium News which we think may be of interest to you.


What information we share with third parties

We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties:

  • To enable our service providers, who are contractually bound by confidentiality provisions as applicable, to provide you with the Consilium News.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce our contractual rights; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Consilium, our stakeholders, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Except as set out above, we do not share your Personal Data with any third parties.


Your rights under the Data Protection Laws

You have certain rights under the Data Protection Laws, including:

  • The right at any time to withdraw your consent to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right to be told what Personal Data we hold about you on our database and how we process that data.
  • The right to request that we provide you with a copy (in a commonly used electronic format) of all the Personal Data that we hold about you. Unless you make repeated requests, we will not charge a fee for providing you with a copy of this data.
  • The right to request that we correct any inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data that we hold about you.
  • The right to request that we irretrievably delete all Personal Data that we hold about you (the so-called “right to be forgotten”). Note that there are limited circumstances in which we are legally entitled to refuse to comply with this request.
  • The right to request that we transmit all the Personal Data that we hold about you (in a structured, commonly used and machine readable form) to another organisation’s IT environment. Note that we are only legally obliged to comply with this request if it is technically feasible for us to do so.


Should you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us by post at:

Consilium Strategic Communications Ltd



or by email at sean.flanagan@icrinc.com.

If you exercise any of the above rights, then we will action your request as soon as reasonably practical and, in any event, within one month.  You understand that the exercise of some of these rights means that we will be unable to continue to provide you with Consilium News.


Your consent

By subscribing to Consilium News you agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice and consent to the collection, storage, processing and sharing of your Personal Data and other information on the basis set out above.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We have tried to cover all cookies in this list that we or our service providers use. Please be aware that there may be a delay in updating this list. If you do notice any discrepancies please be sure to let us know.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.


List of cookies:

Cookie name Cookie provider Cookie type Cookie description  Default expiration time 
_ga .consilium-comms.com Analytics The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. 2 years
_gat_gtag_UA_168706703_1 .consilium-comms.com Analytics Set by Google to distinguish users. 1 minute
_gid .consilium-comms.com Analytics Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 1 day
AnalyticsSyncHistory .linkedin.com Analytics / 1 month
ARRAffinity .consilium-comms.com Necessary ARRAffinity cookie is set by Azure app service, and allows the service to choose the right instance established by a user to deliver subsequent requests made by that user. session
ARRAffinitySameSite .consilium-comms.com Necessary This cookie is set by Windows Azure cloud, and is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. session
bcookie .linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID. 2 years
bscookie .www.linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website. 2 years
CONSENT .youtube.com Analytics YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data. 2 years
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lang [x2] .ads.linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user's language setting. session
li_gc .www.linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets the li_gc cookie 2 years
lidc .linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection. 1 day
UMB_UCONTEXT Umbraco Necessary These are backend specific cookies. They are only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website. They are used in maintaining the session state of the logged in user. 1 day
UserMatchHistory .linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing. 1 month
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE .youtube.com Advertisement A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface. 5 months 27 days
XSRF-V, XSRF-TOKEN Umbraco Necessary These cookies are used to prevent cross-site scripting attacks for your safety. session
YSC .youtube.com Advertisement YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages. session
yt-remote-connected-devices youtube.com Advertisement YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video. never
yt-remote-device-id youtube.com Advertisement YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video. never


Removing and disabling cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit. For more help on how to disable your cookies or delete them visit www.aboutcookies.org

If you have provided us with personal information through this website and wish to have it removed from our records, you may send an email back by ‘return’ every time you receive an item of mail using the title ‘unsubscribe’.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you may contact us : sean.flanagan@icrinc.com.