Privacy & cookie policy


Following the enactment of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 the Scottish Law Commission's website no longer stores either third party cookies (with one exception, detailed below), or cookies not necessary for the operation of the website on users' computers.

Following these changes, the SLC website will continue to store the following cookies:

Name Purpose
CONCRETE5 Used by the website's CMS software; necessary for proper operation of the website.
PREF Created when the website search is used. Saves search preferences.


We continue to collect analytical information about how the website is used, for example to determine whether particular pages are being found successfully or which pages are most popular. This information is gathered anonymously and no third parties are involved. We will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information about visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of analytics software. The Scottish Law Commission does not link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

If you have concerns about cookies and wish to disable them in your browser, WikiHow provides comprehensive instructions.

Data protection

In using and submitting forms on this website you agree that the Scottish Law Commission may use any personal data of yours that you supply. The Scottish Law Commission respects your privacy and seeks to protect your personal data: we will only collect and use your information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in order to administer, support, improve and obtain feedback on our services. We will not disclose your personal data to any other organisations without your permission.

Links to other sites

While the Scottish Law Commission website provides extensive links to other independent sites, the above policy statements apply only to direct use of this website ( You will need to consult the providers of other websites for information on their policies.