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Cookies help Scottish Enterprise (“SE”, “us” or “we”) and/or their procured suppliers as relevant, provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and also allow us to improve this 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:
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|ARRAffinity||This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary||When the browsing session ends|
|_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 website and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the websites 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|
|_gat||Used to limit the collection of analytics data on high traffic websites.||Expires after 1 minute|
|_gid||This cookie is used to distinguish unique users.||Expires when the browser is closed.|
|SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF “Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map.||While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.||Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map|
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|SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.||Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Youtube video, although some expire sooner.|
|ct0||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||Persistant|
|_twitter_sess||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||Session|
|guest_id||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||2 Years|
|personalization_id||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||7 Days|
|eu_cn||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||1 Year|
|kdt||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||2 Years|
|lang||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||Session|
|remember_check_on||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||Never|
|tfw_ex||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.||14 Days|
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|CF7||This cookie is used for the functioning of the Join Us contact form. The cookie does not identify you personally, and is deleted on the submission of the contact form.||Expires when the form is submitted or the browser closed.|
The website carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the website to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These websites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. SE [nor any of its appointed suppliers or contractors] do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
Similarly, SE sometimes will have photos and video content embedded in this website 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 nor any of its’ procured suppliers do not control the dissemination of these cookies. Again, you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
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