Cookies Policy
Our website uses cookies to help us to improve the experience of using our site and also enables us to improve our site. You can adjust your settings to determine which cookies to receive on your computer. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into parts of our website, place orders for resources or to fill in registration forms.

Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors use and navigate our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the information displayed on it more relevant to your interests. [We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.]

You can choose which analytical, functionality and targeting cookies we can set by clicking on the relevant button: Analytical or performance cookies and Marketing or Targeting cookies.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Except for essential cookies, all third party cookies are variable, and you should consult their cookie policies for their own details.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use at Prostate Scotland and the purposes for which we use them below:


Cookie Title & Name Purpose Category
Preference Cookies

  • “udcbar”
  • “udcstorage”
We use browser local storage to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our website. If you have previously indicated a preference, that will be stored in this item. Essential – Strictly necessary cookie
Google Analytics (GA)

  • “_ga”
  • “_gali”
  • “_gat”
  • “_gid”
We use Google Analytics which collects data about how visitors use our site.  You cannot be identified from the data that is collected.  We use this software to help us understand how our site is used, for example how people visited particular pages and how long people stay on our site.  This helps us to make sure the site is meeting people’s needs and to inform improvements that we make. Optional – preference

  • “PREF”
  • “VSC*”
  • “remote_sid*”
We use Vimeo as a service to stream/embed our videos to be seen our site – we use third-party cookies enable this.  Essential cookies

Please note that we use external providers to supply some services to our website such as Vimeo. If you go onto their sites these may include advertising. You can adjust the settings in your web browser to determine whether such sites can set cookies on your computer by following the browser specific instructions at the following links:

You may also wish to see our Privacy Policy which sets out how at Prostate Scotland we use and protect your data. It can be viewed here.