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Cookie policy

Our website, visitscotlandexpo.com, uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree to us doing so.

Cookies help VisitScotland ("VS", "us", "our" or "we") to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

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. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work.

  • 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. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

  • 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 on visitscotlandexpo.com and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

CookieNamePurpose
First Party cookies
VisitScotlandAMP_TOKENThis cookie contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

VisitScotlandPHPSESSIDThis is a strictly necessary session cookie. This cookie allows for users to safely log in and access their account. It is a lifetime session that persist over time.
VisitScotlandacceptedCookiePolicyThis is a strictly necessary cookie used to remember a user's choice about cookies on the site. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Google Analytics_ga
_dc_gtm_UA-15735006-10
_gid
These are analytical cookies used to help improve the quality of our online services. We track how people interact with our website, so we can identify what is working well and what isn't for our users.

Although these services record data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operation system, this data cannot be used to identify you. These services do also track your device’s IP address – the unique number that identifies your device online – however, none of the services we use provide us access to this data; meaning that you stay completely anonymous. These services make use of cookies to track your use of our website. If you wish to opt out of site visitation tracking, you can do so by disabling cookies in your browser options menu.

You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies in the following link: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Third Party Cookies
Google1P_JAR
APISD
HSID
NID
CONSENT
NID
SID
SIDCC
SSID
We use Google Maps on the Travel page. These functionality cookies are set by Google to maintain your preferences. The majority of Google cookies are set if you are logged into your Google account.
Doubleclick.net

IDE
_fbp
These are targeting cookies set by google to manage advertising settings.


How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

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

We are planning to enhance our cookie tool to allow users to more easily change their cookie settings after their initial choice.

VS 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.

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