Here at Foundation Scotland we want to reassure you that your privacy is respected and safe in our hands. We only ever collect information from you that helps us to help you get the most out of your visit to our site.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is simply a small text file. It isn't a program and doesn't actively do anything on your computer.
- To monitor and measure what visitors do on our website. This allows us to know what areas of the site are popular, how often visitors come back, where they come from, whether they are using a PC or a mobile device and so on. Knowing how our site is being used means we can enhance users' experience in the future.
However, you can opt out if you’d prefer by adjusting the settings on your internet browser to prevent cookies being downloaded. How this is done varies according to which browser you are using and we recommend you refer to the appropriate online help guides dependent on your browser preference.
Details of how to disable the cookies associated with Google Analytics are outlined below.
What cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies on the Foundation Scotland website; Purpose
First party cookies
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. Foundation Scotland 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:
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing a browser plug-in from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
This cookie is set by the ShareThis social sharing widget. 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 used for analytical purposes and it doesn't link to personal information. Even though it is a first party cookie, Foundation Scotland has no control over it.
Third party cookies
ShareThis buttons make it easy for you to share content with your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social websites. These cookies are used to identify you and your sharing behavior. Currently, ShareThis will not use collected information to serve you interest-based ads if you are based outside of the United States.