How we use cookies

When you visit our website, your computer will automatically be issued with a number of small text files known as "cookies".

These cookies are used to make our website run more efficently, and allow our web server to remember and store your preferences as you travel throughout our site.

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 site and their purpose is described below.

Cookie Type Website Purpose
Style Session cookie All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites

Remembers your low or high graphic preference and displays the website in that format next time you visit.

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Google Analytics All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites

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 Link opens in a new windowmore information on privacy and how this applies to Google Analytics.

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AddThis All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites

Set by AddThis (a third party cookie) it allows you to share our web content with your social network via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Linked In.

AddThis provides Link opens in a new windowmore information on how they collect and use this data.

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Google Maps Healthcare Improvement Scotland corporate website

Set by Google Inc. (a third party cookie), it allows Google to track the number of our visitors using their maps (via our contact us pages). These cookies will remain on your website up to 2 years after your visit.

Google provides Link opens in a new windowmore information on privacy and how this applies to Google maps.

ASP.NET_SessionID Microsoft.NET All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites

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. The cookie expires immediately when you close your internet browser.

For more information visit Link opens in a new windowMicrosoft Support.

ASPSESSIONID {randomstring} Classic ASP session cookie All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites

Allows our websites to know when a visit (or session) has ended. The cookie expires immediately when you close your internet browser.

 

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 Link opens in a new windowAbout Cookies or Link opens in a new windowAll About Cookies.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can install a Link opens in a new windowGoogle Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.