Website terms and conditions

The terms and conditions of accessing the RCPCH website and its microsites (on the domain), including cookies and analytics, supported browsers and devices and use of RCPCH brand.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is a registered charity in England and Wales (1057744) and in Scotland (SC038299).

Terms and conditions

Access to and use of the RCPCH website and microsites (on '') are provided by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) subject to the following terms.

By using you agree to have accepted these terms and understand that no legal relationship is created between you and the RCPCH. If you do not agree to these terms please do not access and/or use

These terms are subject to change at any time by the RCPCH. Any such changes will be posted online. Please check these terms on a regular basis to make sure you are aware of any changes made by the RCPCH. Your continued use of after changes are posted indicates that you agree to these terms as updated and/or amended.

The resources on contain general information about the services of the RCPCH. Professional guidance should always be obtained before acting on any information provided on

In no circumstances shall the RCPCH be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages arising out of or in any way connected to

Attempts are made to ensure that functions properly and that information contained within is accurate. However, the RCPCH provides on an "as is, as available" basis without any guarantees of any kind. Every effort will be made to correct or delete errors and or inaccurate information brought to the College's attention where appropriate. Such information should immediately be reported to the RCPCH.

The RCPCH does not guarantee that resources on will be available at all times, are error free, or that and its server are free of bugs and viruses.

Access to is recorded and may be stored and used for statistical analysis.

All copyright belongs to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2018-2020.


When you first open the RCPCH website (, we ask for your consent to use cookies.

Cookies are small data files on the hard drive of your computer that collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information.

We use persistent cookies. This means the information is used to help to remember settings (eg your name and preferences), so you don't have to re-enter them whenever you visit a new page. This will remain in place until they expire (which is 100 days) or until you disable or delete them. We also use them to track visitor use of the website to compile statistical reports on website activity so we can measure how the website is used and make any improvements.

We do not use cookies to collect any personal identifiable data about you nor information about other non-College sites you have visited.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and you can also disable them in all major browsers. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. For details on how to do this, please see currently uses first party cookies that track your logged in status, a load balancer cookie which helps distribute tasks of the site uses multiple servers, and records whether a user has javascript enabled on their browser which is used to alter functionality depending on whether or not it is enabled.


We use Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics to collect information about how people use the RCPCH website and microsites (on ''). We do this to make sure they meet users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

For full details on these cookies please see Google’s privacy policy.

Supported browsers

We recommend the following browsers for viewing RCPCH’s website: Firefox (latest), Google Chrome (latest), Safari (latest), Microsoft Edge.

Users with earlier browser versions, particularly Internet Explorer, may experience some styling discrepancies or issues on functionality such as registering for an account and online payments.

Find out your browser and whether you need to upgrade

If you experience problems completing any task on this website and are not able to upgrade your browser, please email with full details so we can try to help you.


The RCPCH website and microsites (on '') can be used on most devices. Most content will resize to the size of mobile and tablet screens.

Use of RCPCH brand without permission

The use of the RCPCH brand identity and logo is not permitted without written permission from the RCPCH. Accordingly, we reserve the right to request removal of the logo from any material (printed or electronic) which contains it without our written permission.

For more information, see rights and permissions for reuse of RCPCH-copyrighted material.