Cookies and how they benefit you
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you browse websites.
The cookies we use help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
- Remembering your search settings
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Visitor Statistics Cookies
Cookies used by this website:
|__utma||Google Analytics uses this cookie to keep track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when they first visited and when they last visited. Google Analytics allows us to use information like this to analyse the numbers of unique visitors our site has, and when the visits were. The statistics we receive do not allow us to trace individual visitors.||2 years|
|__utmz||This cookie is used to keep track of where the visitor came from. This could be from a search engine, a link clicked on from a particular site, link from an email etc. It also records the visitor’s geolocation. Information provided through Google Analytics allows us to see the geographical distribution of our visitors so that we could, for example, use that information to see whether news for a Scottish event gave us a corresponding increase in site visitors from Scotland.||6 months|
|wp-settings-1 and wp-settings-time-1||These cookies relate only to logged in users, who are the editors and administrators of this website. They’re used to customise the view of the admin interface, which is the behind-the-scenes interface for editing the website.||2 years|
|wordpress_logged_in_…||Again, only used for logged in users – the editors and administrators of the site, while they’re logged in.||End of session|
|bid_1_password_protected_auth||This was used during development of the website, when the pages were password-protected. It records whether the visitor has successfully entered the password to view the website, so that they don’t have to re-renter the password on every page.||End of session|
|wordpress_test_cookie||This is used by WordPress to test whether cookies are enabled or not.||End of session|
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our website, and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. You can also disable cookies with the Cookie Control feature, available via the link at the bottom left of your browser window when you’re at this site.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.