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It is the responsibility of all users of the NHS Fife website to ensure that their use of an electronic resource accessed through this portal is within copyright permissions. If you are unclear about how to proceed, contact NHS Fife Web Services at fifewebservices@nhs.net


Links to Other Websites

The provision on the NHS Fife website of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation to access material held at that location. Links to sites are provided for information purposes only and no responsibility is accepted for the quality of resources to be found on such websites. The contents and material made available on linked sites are completely outwith the control of NHS Fife and as such no liability is accepted for any damages resulting from accessing or failing to access these sites. No endorsement is expressed or implied by the presence of a link on this website. No responsibility or liability for the privacy of personal information is accepted for linked websites, as these are beyond the control of NHS Fife.



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Cookies used by this website

This list shows all cookies used by the NHS Fife website, and what each is used for.

Cookie Name




Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, pages viewed this session, current time.

30 minutes


Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site.

At end of session


Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, a unique visitor id (randomly generated number), time of first visit, time of previous visit, current time, number of sessions since first visit.

2 years


Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, time when cookie last set, total number of visitor sessions, number of different channels or sources through which this site was reached, source of the last cookie update, search hit tag identifier (or just 'organic' if reached via normal search hit), search medium, keyword phrase used to find site.

6 months


NHS Fife website session cookie.  Used within Online Forms and the Find My Nearest function.

At end of session


NHS Fife website session cookie.  Used within Online Forms and the Find My Nearest function.



NHS Fife website session cookie.  Used within Online Forms and the Find My Nearest function.



Microsoft Translator cookie: This is used as part of the ‘Translate’ function and is provided by Microsoft and stores a unique visitor id.  For more information about Microsoft’s privacy statement see http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/fullnotice.mspx


Bit.ly URL Shortening – on.nhsfife.org

Bit.ly provides NHS Fife with anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to use of the on.nhsfife.org URL used by NHS Fife on social networks, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. NHS Fife does not have access to the IP address of your computer collected by bit.ly when you use its service or any other identifiable information about you. Nor does Bit.ly have any access to data collected on a NHS Fife website. For more information on bit.ly's privacy policy, please see http://bit.ly/pages/privacy.


Microsoft Translator

NHS Fife uses Microsoft Translator to provide translation services on the website.  NHS Fife does not have access to information collected by Microsoft.  Nor does Microsoft have access to data collected on a NHS Fife website.  For more information on Microsoft’s privacy policy, please see http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/fullnotice.mspx 


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