Cookies policy

To comply with EU legislation we are required to tell you about the cookies used on our website. 

We use cookies only because we want you to find the information you need as quickly and easily as possible. 

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies help websites function usefully and can provide information to website owners. 

Cookies do not place viruses on your computer and cannot run programs. 

Our cookies do not provide us with any private or personally identifiable information about you. All data that is gathered is anonymous. 

Some of the cookies we use collect information about how visitors use the the National Cervical Screening Service. 

For example, one of our cookies counts the number of visitors to the site and notes which pages they visited. This anonymous information helps us to compile statistical reports, which can help us to improve the site. 

Your web browser gives you the ability to accept or decline cookies. Generally, web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you choose to decline cookies, some useful features of this website will not work. 

For example, there is the option to view this webpage as text only, with no graphics. The ‘useTextOnly’ and ‘setString’ cookies remember that you have chosen to view this site with no graphics. If you choose to decline cookies you will have to select the text only option every time you view a new page. 

Learn more about cookie 

You can find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, at these sites: 

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