Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. 

Cookies used on our website

Our website uses two types of cookies

  1. Required cookies: these enable core functionality of our website, such as security, network management and accessibility. We do not need your permission to place these cookies on your device.
  2. Analytics cookies: these help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. We need your permission to place these cookies on your device. You can withdraw your permission at any time through the cookie control box at the bottom of every page on our website. You may need to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Required Cookie?

Universal Analytics (Google)

_ga,
_gat,
_gid,
 
_utma

Used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

No

The above cookies will only be accessed by us and the named third parties for the above purposes and will not be accessed by any other third party.

How to refuse cookies

You may be able to change your Internet browser settings so that cookies (including required cookies) are not accepted. If you do this, you may lose some of the functionality of our website.

You can find out how to manage cookies on popular Internet browsers by clicking on the following links:

To find information relating to other browsers, please visit the Internet browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Contact us

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO), who ensures that we comply with data protection laws. If you have any questions about this statement or how we hold or use your personal information, please contact the DPO via email at: DPO@wics.scot

If you would like to receive this statement in alternative format, for example, audio, large print or braille, please contact our DPO.

Updates to this statement

We may update this statement at any time, and you should check our website occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access our website.

Last updated: August 2021