Privacy and cookies policy

Privacy policy

deliveringforscotland.gov.uk is managed by the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland and is subject to its Privacy Notice.

This section describes additional privacy information for www.deliveringforscotland.gov.uk.

We collect certain information or data about you when you use www.deliveringforscotland.gov.uk. This includes your IP address, details of which version of web browser you used and information on how you use the site – using cookies and page tagging techniques to help us improve the website.

This helps us to improve the site by monitoring how you use it. We can’t personally identify you using your data.

Analytics

This website uses web analytic software services to track clicks, scrolling and mouse movement to improve user experience and content design. All data is anonymised and not disclosed to third parties.

If you prefer your visit not to be tracked, you can opt out using the following links:

Google Analytics: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Keeping your data secure

Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data. Any data you transmit is at your own risk.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements. This includes exchanging information with other government departments for legal reasons.

Links to other websites

www.deliveringforscotland.gov.uk contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website. If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to www.deliveringforscotland.gov.uk from another website

If you come to www.deliveringforscotland.gov.uk from another website, we may receive personal information about you from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Cookies policy

This section describes our cookies policy for www.deliveringforscotland.gov.uk.

www.deliveringforscotland.gov.uk puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

You can find out more about how to manage cookies, including how to delete and block them, on the Information Commission Officer’s (ICO) website.

 

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on the site
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

It doesn’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Expires
_ga 2 years
_gat_gtag_[property_id] 1 minute
_gid 24 hours

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory message

When you first visit this website you should see a pop-up warning message that the site uses cookies. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Expires
cookies_accepted 2 months

YouTube videos

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Name Expires
GPS 30 minutes
PREF 2 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 9 months
YSC When you close your browser
remote_sid When you close your browser

Read YouTube’s Privacy Policy.

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