1.2 Cookies are small text files stored on your device and used by website operators in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the operators of the website or certain third parties. Each cookie usually contains a unique string of characters, which allows a website to distinguish your device from other users.
1.4 In this cookies policy, we use the term “cookie” to mean a cookie and any other similar technology, such as web beacons, local stored objects (“Flash cookies”), and pixel tags.
2 COOKIES WE USE
We use the following cookies:
2.1 Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
2.2 Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
|__utma||Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years from set/update.|
|__utmb||Google analytics cookie used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||30 mins from site/update time.|
|__utmc||Google analytics cookie. Operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user is in a new session/visit.||End of browser session|
|__utmt||Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes.|
|__utmz||Google analytics cookie referral data: used to identify where the user came from. Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the website. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years from set/update.|
3 REJECTING COOKIES
3.2 Depending on which browser you use, you may also be able to install a Google Analytics browser add-on if you wish to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics.
4 CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
4.1 This cookies policy may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically so that you are aware of any changes.
5 CONTACT US
5.1 For further information from us on any of this cookies policy or for any queries relating to them, please call us on 0131 669 5613 or write to us at Newhailes Road, Edinburgh, EH21 6SY.