NHS Fife use of cookies

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 YouTube.


Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

What types of cookies do we use?

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

  1. Session cookies – temporary cookies which are deleted once you leave the site
  2. Permanent cookies – these remain on your computer and are re-activated if you return to the same website
  3. 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. https://www.ico.org.uk

The table below shows all cookies used by the NHS Fife website, and what each is used for.

Cookie Name





Temporarily stores information to ensure the site’s functionality works for each individual user


HTTP Cookie


Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain

1 year

HTTP Cookie


Anonymous cookie to manage security via our Content Delivery Network (CloudFlare)

30 days

HTTP Cookie