Maggie's Privacy Policy

At Maggie’s we are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Internet and any other electronic communications networks by Maggie’s.

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact our Supporter Care Team at Please note that all data thus captured will be used and held in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information collected

We collect information from you when you enquire about our fundraising activities, make a donation, maybe an enquiry to this website or if you otherwise provide us with personal information. In addition to the above, we collect information automatically about your visit to our website. Please see our Cookies Section for more details.

Information which we may collect includes name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone numbers and credit/debit card details. 

We also gather general information about the use of our website, in particular which pages users visit most often. We may also track popular links on Maggie’s emails. We may use this information to personalise the way our website is used to improve the service we provide to users. Wherever possible we use aggregated or anonymous information which does not identify individuals.

Use of personal information

We will use your personal information:

• To provide you with information about products and services that you have requested.
• To deal with your enquiries and requests
• For administration purposes
• To further our charitable aims including fundraising

As part of this, we may send you information about Maggie’s according to the preferences you submitted via email, post, telephone, sms or our website.

If you would like to update your preferences at any point, please email us at or call us on 0300 123 1801.

Alternatively you can also write to us at Maggie’s, The Gatehouse, 10 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PA.

Please note we will only pass your details to a) Maggie’s approved partners to enable us to communicate with you more effectively, or b) third parties where we are obliged to do so by law.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Right of access to your information

You have the right to see what personal data we hold about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to us at Maggie’s, The Gatehouse, 10 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PA.


Use of cookies

We want to make access to our website and what we offer online easy, useful and reliable. Sometimes this involves placing small amounts of information on your computer or mobile phone known as cookies. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device (your computer, phone or tablet for example) so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task, like submitting a form.
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page you subsequently access on our site.
  • Measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can view what cookies are stored on your computer, remove them or stop them being placed in the future. This is different for each web browser and device. To find out how to do this for your device’s web browser, search for ‘cookies’ in your browser’s help menu.


Cookies we use

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure the number of visitors we have to our website and what content they use most. This helps us ensure that the website continues to meet the needs of our visitors and they can find information quickly and easily. It does not identify individual users but measures the overall behaviour or our visitors.

Cookie names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
Expires: up to 2 years after visit so new and returning visitors can be distinguished


sIFR (or Scalable Inman Flash Replacement)

Our site makes use of Flash to display fonts that aren’t necessarily installed on your computer. This cookie is set once the fonts are loaded to prevent the need to keep re-loading them.

Cookie name: sifrFetch
Expires: at end of browsing session


Sessions (JSESSID and User)

Session cookies are set once you have logged in with your username and password, so you don't have to do it for every web page you navigate to on our site. This information is stored as a random string of letters and numbers.

Cookie names:  JSESSID, User
Expires: at end of browsing session 


Although we believe that you may benefit from what you may find through use of the Internet, Maggie's Centres can accept no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the information you may find, and would strongly advise you to discuss your findings with your doctor or a member of the Centre staff to help you place your findings in a proper perspective.

We place no limits on where you may look apart from those employed by the providers of the information. Much of the information you find will have been written by and for researchers and may be mainly statistical in nature. Nevertheless we believe that there is useful information to be obtained from searching the Internet, and would encourage you to search.


Please note that this Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. If it does, the changes will appear here on our website. It was last updated in July 2015.

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