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Cookies help Scottish Enterprise (“SE”, “us” or “we”) to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website. We assume that you are happy to receive all the cookies that your browser settings allow. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical / performance cookies - They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies - These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in this table:

    Cookie name Purpose Type of cookie
    ASP.NET_SessionId

    That is a cookie that our web server uses to store a unique identifier for your session so we can send you the web pages you request.

    Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

    This cookie Identifies the user and allows us to track the pages visited during their visit.

    • The cookie expires after 20 minutes of inactivity.
     Strictly necessary
    Sitecore    
    SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

    Identifies website users for analytical purposes.

    Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

    To identify repeat visits from a single user.

    • The persistent session cookie expires one year after the last page requested from the solution by the web client.
    Analytics/performance
    SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE

    Identifies website users for analytical purposes.

    Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

    To identify a sequence of HTTP requests from a single user. An Engagement Analytics session cookie to the web client. The value of the analytics session cookie indexes the visits table to identify an analytics visit record in the Analytics database.

    • This cookie expires when the user closes the Web client.
    Analytics/performance
     Consent cookie

    This cookie willl be given a uniquie ID for each client. It is used simply to record the fact that the user has accepted our use of cookies.

    • Expires in 1 year
     Functionality
    Google Analytics    
     _ga

    This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 

    Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

    • Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 
    • Expires after 2 years.
    Analytics/performance
    _gat

    Used to limit the collection of analytics data on high traffic websites.

    • Expires after 1 minute
    Analytics/performance
    _gid

    This cookie is used to distinguish unique users.

    • Expires when browser is closed.
    Analytics/performance
    Adobe Analytics    
    s_cc

    Identifies website users for analytical purposes.

    Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

    • This cookie is set and read to determine if cookies are enabled.
    • Expires when browser is closed.
     Analytics/performance
    s_sq

    Identifies website users for analytical purposes.

    Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

    • This cookie is set and read when the ClickMap functionality is enabled; it contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user.
    • Expires when browser is closed.
     Analytics/performance
    s_vi

    Identifies website users for analytical purposes.

    Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

    • This cookie is used to identify the user on Omniture servers. 
    • Persistent cookie, so lasts up to 5 years.
     Analytics/performance
    Siteimprove    
     nmstat

    This cookie is used to help record the visitor’s use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site.

    • Expires after 1,000 days
     Analytics/performance
     siteimproveses

    This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.

    • Expires when the browser is closed
     Analytics/performance
     _cfduid

    Set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.

    • Expires after 1 year
     Analytics/performance


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

    Similarly, SE sometimes embeds photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. SE does not control the dissemination of these cookies. Again, you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

    SE will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by SE websites, or any third party websites, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

    Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the SE website.

    SE and our other websites use a number of suppliers who set cookies on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. We are constantly reviewing our use of cookies and, as such, this cookies policy will be regularly renewed to include up to date information about the cookies used by our suppliers. We would highly recommend that you check this page on a regular basis.