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Use of cookies by the NHS Lanarkshire

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. They are used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, for example, to record your preferences on a site or to help identify trends for statistical purposes.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. By continuing to use our website, you are consenting to the use of our cookies.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages such as Google Analytics.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use three types of cookies on our website, these are:

  • Session cookies - temporary cookies which are deleted once you leave the site
  • Permanent cookies - these remain on your computer and are re-activated if you return to the same website
  • Third party cookies - installed by third parties with the aim to collect certain information to assist with research into behaviour and demographics

For additional information on cookies please visit the Information Commissioner´s Office.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.


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.









Google Analytics



Monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to the website. Please see more detailed information about cookies used by Google Analytics and the Google Privacy Policy.

2 years

HTTP Cookie




Google Analytics



Stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US and does not associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. Please see more detailed information about cookies used by Google Analytics and the Google Privacy Policy.


HTTP Cookie




Google Analytics


These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session. Please see more detailed information about cookies used by Google Analytics and the Google Privacy Policy.

HTTP Cookie




Google Analytics



HTTP Cookie




Google Analytics


Please see more detailed information about cookies used by Google Analytics and the Google Privacy Policy

6 months

HTTP Cookie

Your privacy - how we manage cookies

Cookies are enabled by default in your browser. It is possible refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser but we recommend you allow the cookies we set on this website as they help us provide a better service.

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website you can find information on how to adjust your cookie preferences for popular browsers in the ‘How do I change my cookie settings’ guidance below.

It is important to note that accepting cookies used on our sites does not give NHS Lanarkshire access to any personal information.

Cookies by third party service providers on our website

Our website uses Google Analytics to analyse and create reports about the use of our website. We share videos clips via YouTube.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

What about other websites?

Our cookie policy does not apply to websites that you can link to from this website, unless specifically stated.

We encourage you to read the cookie and privacy statements on any other websites you visit.

Further Information

Visit our revised Data Protection Notice page for information about NHS Lanarkshire’s legal basis when using personal information.

Contact Us

If you have any general queries about this Cookie statement or your experience using our website, please contact web@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

If you have any questions or comments about our Data Protection Notice, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email at DPE@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk or by writing to:

Data Protection Officer (DPO),
NHS Lanarkshire,
Fallside Road,
G71 8BB