Cookie Policy


Last updated May 30, 2024   

This Cookie Policy explains how the Ministry of Health ("Ministry ", "we", "us", and "our") uses 
cookies and similar technologies to recognise you the user, when you visit our websites at, ("Websites"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them.  

What are cookies?   

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a 
website. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website,  and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. Cookies are widely used by 
website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to 

provide reporting information.  

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, the Ministry of Health) are called "first party cookies".  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party 
cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like  advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can 
recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits other 

Why do we use cookies?   

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical 
reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary"  cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the 
experience of our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising,  analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail, in the section “The Cookies that We 

How long will cookies stay on my device? 

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a  “session” or “persistent” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop 
browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted. 

How can I control cookies?      

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights  by redirecting away from our website. By continuing to browse our website you will be in agreement  of our use of cookies. Note that you may also set your browser to disable cookies. By doing so, you  may not be able to access certain portions of our website and other parts of our website may not 
function effectively. 

The Cookies that We Use 

The following cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our 
Websites in order to use some of its features: 

· _ga (Analytics): Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data 
and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors. 

· _gid (Analytics): Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a 
website while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 

· _gat_gtag_UA_* (Analytics): Google Analytics sets this cookie to store a unique user ID. 

· _ga_* (Analytics): Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views. 

· __lc_cid (Functional): This is an essential cookie for the website live chat box to function 

· __lc_cst (Functional): This cookie is used for the website live chat box to function properly. 

__oauth_redirect_detector (Functional): This cookie is used to recognize the visitors using live 
chat at different times in order to optimize the chat-box functionality. 

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?   

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the 
cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. For this reason, we encourage you  to re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related 

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.   

Where can I get further information?    

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, you may contact us: 
· By email: 

· By visiting this page on our website: 

· By phone number: (868) 217-4664 


Ministry of Health
4-6 Queen's Park East
Port-of-Spain 101002
Trinidad and Tobago

+1 (868)-217-4MOH (4664)


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