VisitScotland.org cookies

The table below details the cookies used on our trade site, VisitScotland.org and all its sub domains, and on marketingopps.visitscotland.com and visitscotland.briefyourmarket.com. VisitScotland's use of cookies is governed by our Privacy Policy (which forms part of our website Terms of Use).

 

Cookie Name Purpose
First party cookies    
User session
(traveltrade.visitscotland.org and marketingopps.visitscotland.com)
JSESSIONID This cookie manages your user session on the Traveltrade and the Marketing Opportunities websites. It makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of the site, for example site search, without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another. This cookie is essential to the functionality of the website and expires when you close your browser.
Job application
(hr.visitscotland.org)
symfony These cookies are used on the job application platform on hr.visitscotland.org to manage your user session during the job application process.
EBOSeFrontSes
Kampyle k_visit Kampyle provides user survey functionality on the VisitScotland.org website. It allows you to submit feedback about website content and functionality. Kampyle cookies contain anonymous time and visit counters. They also remember your opt-out settings if you decline a proactive invitation to provide feedback.

Kampyle privacy policy:
http://www.kampyle.com/privacy-policy
push_time_start
session_start_time
k_push8
WordPress
(blog.visitscotland.org)
comment_author_XXXXX (various) These cookies are set whenever you comment on a post on the VisitScotland.org blog. This is purely a convenience, so that you won't need to re-type all your information again when they want to leave another comment.

WordPress privacy policy:
http://wordpress.org/about/privacy/ 
comment_author_email_XXXXX (various)
comment_author_url_XXXXX (various)
Google Analytics __utma These cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use our site. All web traffic and usage information is collected in an aggregate and anonymous form. VisitScotland use this information for analytical purposes to evaluate the performance of their marketing campaigns, to compile reports and to make improvements to website content and user experience.

Google privacy information:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing a browser plug-in from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en  
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WebTrends WT_FPC Webtrends cookies collect aggregate information about how visitors use our website, for example, the number of visits, the most popular pages, the percentage of return visitors, etc. VisitScotland use this information for analytical purposes to evaluate the performance of marketing campaigns and to make improvements to website content and user experience.

Webtrends privacy policy: http://webtrends.com/privacy-policy/
ACOOKIE
WEBTRENDS_ID
ClickTale
(marketingopps.visitscotland.com)
WRUID In order to provide better content and service, VisitScotland use ClickTale heat mapping software to help understand how users browse the website and which areas of the page attract attention. This cookie stores an ID relating to your visit.

ClickTale privacy policy:
http://www.clicktale.com/privacy_service.aspx

Tracking opt-out options: http://www.clicktale.net/disable.html
ShareThis (marketingopps.visitscotland.com) __unam This cookie is set by the ShareThis social sharing widget on the VisitScotland.com website. It allows ShareThis to count the number of unique users that share content and how many page views are generated from the resulting share. This cookie is set on the Marketing Opportunities website if you have previously visited a page with the ShareThis widget on VisitScotland.com. This cookie is used by ShareThis for analytical purposes only.

ShareThis privacy policy and tracking opt-out:
http://sharethis.com/privacy
Third party cookies    
BriefYourMarket
(visitscotland.briefyourmarket.com)
.BYM.Public These cookies are set on the eUpdate subscription platform operated by BriefYourMarket. They identify you as a user during the subscription or preferences management process.

BriefYourMarket privacy policy:
http://www.briefyourmarket.com/privacy-policy.htm
ASP.NET_SessionId
Google maps PREF These cookies are set by Google on pages containing Google Maps. The NID and PREF cookies are linked to your search preferences and are set by default. The remaining cookies are set only if you are logged into your Google account.

Google privacy information:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ 
SID
SAPISID
APISID
SSID
HSID
NID
YouTube PREF These cookies are used by YouTube to deliver the embedded video player and track usage of their service. Some cookies are set only if you are logged into your Google or YouTube account.

Google privacy policy:
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
use_hitbox
demographics
LOGIN_INFO
SSID
HSID
SID
Flash cookies    
Video player   Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) may be stored on a user’s computer when users have Adobe Flash installed and view Flash media, such as video clips embedded using YouTube or Flowerplayer. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's computer much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them using a browser.

Adobe's website offers a tool to control Flash cookies, http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html