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Cookie Policy

Cookies
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. Our cookies aren't used to identify you personally. 

For further information on cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Cookies are used to measure how you use the website so we can monitor its effectiveness and improve its performance. These cookies aren't used to identify you personally, and you can delete these files if you want to. For more information on how to manage, control or delete files, please visit www.aboutcookies.org

We use Google Analytics on an ongoing basis to collect information about how people use the website, and occasionally use other third-party services. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store any personal information (such as your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify you. 

We use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to more accurately determine visitors by age, gender and interests. This helps us better establish the types of content we make available and what we produce online is relevant to our audiences.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by implementing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

We have provided details below on the cookies we use and why we use them.

Cookies Used by the Craft Scotland Website

Following a Cookie Audit undertaken in May 2012, please see below for details of cookies used on the website.

Essential Session ID

Cookies used:

  • Name: JSESSIONID. Typical content: randomly generated number. This allows the service to remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made, such as when you fill out a form on the website. It is essential for site login. Expires: when user exits browser.

Google Analytics

We use cookies to track usage of the website, and to compile statistical reports on website activity using Google Analytics. The reports are sent to Craft Scotland staff & board and funders, and are used to enhance, update and amend the website to improve the browsing experience. The cookies used by Google Analytics do not record your personal data, such as your name or address.

Cookies used:

  • Name: _utma. Typical content: randomly generated number. Expires: 2 years
  • Name: _utmb. Typical content: randomly generated number. Expires: 30 minutes
  • Name: _utmc. Typical content: randomly generated number. Expires: when user exits browser
  • Name: _utmz. Typical content: randomly generated number. Expires: 6 months
  • Name: _utmv. Typical content: randomly generated number. Expires: 2 years
  • Name: _utmt. Typical content: randomly generated number. Expires: 10 minutes

See further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics.

Embedded Content

To help promote craft and makers, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. 

Sharing Buttons

The Craft Scotland website carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.

These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Craft Scotland does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

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