Policy updated on Friday 25 May 2018
First things first
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.
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: Chrome, Firefox, Internet 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”
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
Any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with Cookies in the subject line.