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 a 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.

Opt-ing out of 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 comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

You can also visit for further information about how cookies work.

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

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.




Expiration time


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website


2 years


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

24 hours


Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate,

1 minute

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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 identify the users session on the server.

 20 minutes session


 A secure cookie to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) 

 20 minutes session


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


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