Cookies

How we use cookies

When you enter our websites, your computer will automatically be issued with a number of small text files known as ‘cookies’.

These cookies are used to make our websites run more efficiently, and allow our web server to remember and store your preferences as you travel throughout our sites.

We also use cookies to track visitor interaction with our websites. Analytical information is collected anonymously and is used by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to make improvements to our websites and their usability.

A list of cookies used by our sites and their purpose can be found below:

Google Analytics Cookies 

utma, utmb, utmc, utmz - Set by Google Inc. (a third party cookie) it tracks your interaction with each website. Information is collected anonymously and is used by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to make improvements to our websites and their usability. Google provides more information on privacy and how this applies to Google Analytics.


Other Cookies

ASP.NET_SessionID - Set by Microsoft ASP.NET (a third party cookie) it allows our websites to know when your visit (or session) has ended and when another one begins. These cookies expire immediately when you close your internet browser. For more information visit Microsoft Support.


ASPSESSIONID {randomstring} - All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites Allows our websites to know when a session has ended in classic ASP function.

Most modern web browsers allow users to control cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your browser and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

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