Privacy Notice

Information about how we handle personal data is available in our Privacy Notice. 

Keeping your information safe and secure

We are committed to keeping personal information safe and confidential. If you apply for a product or service we will use your personal data in accordance with the consents that you give us when you apply.

Information about how we handle complaints is availale in our Judicial Data Processing Complaints Handling Policy

Capturing data

When you are browsing and using this site we often capture data about you. Sometimes we do it directly, sometimes indirectly. Please note that the information given by you will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 for the purposes of: processing your request, providing you with information about services we offer, and auditing usage of the site.


We will not disclose your information to other parties and the information provided will only be used for internal purposes.


A cookie is an information file that we store on your computer. The cookie records information such as how often and at what times you visit the website.

Your browser will allow you to disable cookies. However, if you do disable cookies you may find that your use of the site is impaired. If you wish to disable cookies, please follow these steps:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1.  Select Tools.

2.  Select Internet Options.

3.  Select the Privacy tab and choose Advanced Options button.

4.  Check the Override Automatic Cookie Handling tick box.

5.  Disable the First Party cookies by choosing the Block option.

6.  Disable the Third Party cookies by choosing the Block option.

7.  Uncheck the option to 'always allow session cookies'.

8.  Select OK to confirm changes.

Site tracking information

We use independent companies to measure and analyse how people use this site. We collate information like the number of pages viewed on the site, the number of visitors, and the common ways of arriving at or leaving the site. Doing this enables us to keep our content and navigation fresh and useful.

This generic, non-personal information is collated using cookies. We do not and will not link any information collected with any personal information collected about you on the website.

The Judiciary of Scotland website is committed to improving the service and information we are able to provide to our users. We are therefore continually seeking ways to improve and upgrade the website. With this in mind, we reserve the right to change the way this site operates and how we process information. However, we will continue to respect the privacy and preferences of all users.