Policy updated on Friday 25 May 2018

First things first

This website uses cookies, and you can either opt-in or opt-out of our website storing and accessing cookies on your device. You can opt-in or opt-out via the pop-up banner, which appears when you first use the website at the very top.

What are cookies?

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

Cookies are used to measure how you use the website so we can monitor its effectiveness and improve its performance. These cookies are not 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 or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Why do we use cookies?

Like most websites, Craft Scotland uses cookies to make your visit to our website easier and to improve the quality of your user experience: by enabling cookies, user’s preferences, information and general statistics can be stored. These statistics are things such as how many people have visited our website, what type of browser/device they are using, as well as how long they spent on our website. These cookies help us to continuously measure and improve the performance of our website, and ultimately your user experience. See more below in the Google Analytics and Advertising cookies section.

Governing law

The laws in Scotland govern these conditions of use and the Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute. Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), agreed upon by the European Parliament and Council in April 2016 (enforced from Friday 25 May 2018) regulating how companies protect EU citizens' personal data.


Simply click ‘I agree’ in the pop-up banner, which appears when you first use the website at the very top.

Opt-out by removing cookies

By opting out via the pop-up, this will automatically disable any non-essential cookies on the Craft Scotland website for the user for twelve months, at which point you will be prompted again. You can also withdraw your consent and remove or block cookies at any time using the settings in your browser, but in some cases, this may impact your ability to use our website.

How to set and customise your cookie settings in your browser
All recent versions of commonly used browsers give users a level of control over cookies. Visit www.aboutcookies.org for instructions on how to change your settings alternatively see below guide to changing settings in the most common browsers: ChromeFirefoxInternet Explorer and Safari

How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers: 

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
2. Click on the “privacy” tab
3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Mozilla Firefox:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
2. Click on the icon “privacy”
3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:
1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
2. Privacy

What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third-party cookies you will not be prevented from making purchases on this website. If you disable all cookies you will be unable to complete a purchase on this website. 

Google Analytics

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.

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 team, Board, funders and our website agency 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.

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

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. 

External websites

External websites promoted through our website may also collect browsing information from you using cookies. Please read each website’s cookies policy for information about how they will use your data.

Sharing buttons

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

These websites 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.

Advertising cookies

We occasionally use tracking pixels that set cookies to assist with delivering online advertising. Cookies are widely used in online advertising, Craft Scotland and our advertising partners cannot gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

Remarketing cookies allow us to enlist tracking pixels to assist with our marketing and delivery of online advertising. It provides an understanding of what our audiences are interested in and how we can more efficiently promote Craft Scotland. For example, if you have looked at certain pages on our website we might want to highlight our projects or provide information about a particular event to you.

The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a ‘remarketing cookie’ during your visit. We are unable to proactively reach out to you personally as the process is anonymised, but you can opt-out of these cookies at any time (see above).

How to control online ads from Facebook

How to opt-out or control preferences of Google Remarketing

How to opt-out of Twitter remarketing


Any questions please contact hello@craftscotland.org with Cookies in the subject line.