Cookies Policy

This policy explains what information we collect via cookies when you access our site, why we collect it, where we disclose it, and how you can decline our cookies.

What are cookies and why do we use them 

The Down’s Syndrome Scotland (DSS) web site uses “cookies” to help improve your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by our web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer and are safe. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the DSS domain that issued the cookie to you.

We only store standard internet log data for our internal reporting purposes. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the DSS web site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone, keeping your privacy as well as allowing us to improve the web site wherever possible.

The information we collect is used to monitor the traffic through our website so that we can analysis activity trends across the site. This does not include personal information or any information which identifies you as an individual or is capable of doing so. The information is used to improve the content of our web pages, as well as the quality of our service. It is not shared or sold to other organisations for commercial purposes.

What information do we collect

None of cookies on our web site collect or store personal data, we only store standard data relating to your use of our site such as point of entry and pages visited while on our site.

The DSS web site does collect some personal / identifiable information but this is always done through asking you the user to enter details such as your email address. We will never capture personal information without making you aware first. Personal details which you input on our website are dealt with in line with General Data Protection Regulations (2018) for more details about this please refer to our Privacy Policy.


What if I don’t want cookies? 

You still have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the DSS web site.


If you would like more information about this policy or any other element of our website please contact us, our details can be found on the Contact Us tab.