Last updated 1 May 2020
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. 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 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 certain other websites.
Functions usually performed by a cookie can also be achieved by other similar technologies, such as tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are code snippets included within a website that allow website owners to track user behaviour and conversions.
Like many organisations, 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 on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail at the bottom of this page.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject non-essential cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Preferences Popup (where applicable). The Cookie Preferences Popup allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
|Site Preferences||[Unique Identifier]||This cookie is used throughout our site to store a visitor's cookie preferences. This cookie holds no personal information about the visitor and expires 30 days after creation.|
Statistic cookies are used to collect information anonymously to help better understand and improve how people interact with our site – they do not record personal information. The cookies collect information including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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|_gat||Session||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid||Session||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
For further information visit: https://www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/cookies/