Privacy policy (information about your visit to our website)

NHS Health Scotland websites do not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission.

We want to make the services we provide easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (computer or mobile phone) using small text files known as “cookies”. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

Cookies can improve services for you. For example, they can enable a website to recognise your device which means you don't have to re-enter information several times. This can be useful when filling in a website form; or when you want your device to remember user preferences, or recognise your username and password in secure areas.

Further information on cookies, including how you can change your computer settings to better manage or delete your cookies can be found at:

We use the following cookies on

Typical content: randomly generated text and numbers
Expiry: 2.5 hours; when you quit your browser (respectively)
Purpose: These cookies are set by the Sprocket Content Management System, which is used to maintain this website, to store a general session ID and are necessary for the operation and maintenance of the website

NHS Health Scotland uses a web analytics service (eVisit Analyst) to measure use of the website including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development to improve the website.

eVisit Analyst uses IP (internet protocol) address and browser user agent data (such as browser type, device type and operating system) to compile these web statistics. Data is processed anonymously and is not used in any way, or in combination with any other data, to personally identify individuals. The data is stored in the EU for a period of 18 months on our behalf by our analytics service provider, and not shared with any other third party. This web analytics service does not store cookies on your computer or mobile device.

This privacy statement only covers the HIV Wake-up website at This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.

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