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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

We use cookies on this website. The following sections provide information about what cookies are; why we use them; what cookies we use; and how you can control them.

What is cookie?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently, and they can help to provide information to the Scottish Civic Trust.  You can change your cookie settings at any time.

Managing Cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

In the following links you'll find the information required to manage, delete or block the Cookies within your browser.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About cookies website, which contains

How we use cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Cookies used within this site

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 this Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Cookie Name


Expiration time


Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.


2 years


Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics



Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics



Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.



Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.

6 months


Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.



Expiration time


This cookie is used to remember a user's choice about cookies on the website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user's preference will be stored in this cookie.

1 year


This cookie is used to identify the users session on the server.



This cookie is used to determine if a user is authenticated.

30 minutes


Third party cookies

A third-party cookie is one that is placed by another domain other than the one a user is visiting. As with standard cookies, third-party cookies are placed so that a site can remember something about you at a later time.


Cookies are used by Twitter to communicate data from our Twitter feed and are anonymous in nature.

View the Twitter privacy policy


Cookies are set by AddThis when visitors make use of our social sharing functionality. The cookies are used by AddThis to provide analytics and targeted advertising. Note that AddThis may also load additional third-party cookies from their advertising partners.

View the AddThis privacy policy for more information about this and to find out how to opt-out of data collection for Online Behavioural Advertising.