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Privacy on this website

Through using this website, you may submit personal data: information which:

  • can identify you directly, or
  • can be used along with other information to identify you.

You may send personal data through this website when you fill in a form. You may also submit personal data through cookies, in a way you can control through this website’s cookies widget.

The privacy notice of The Promise Scotland sets out how this website complies with the UK’s current data protection legislation.

The cookies notice of The Promise Scotland sets out how this website uses cookies.

Cookies used on this website

This website may set both cookies from The Promise Scotland’s website itself – first party cookies – and cookies set by other organisations— third party cookies.

Essential first party cookies

Some first party cookies on this website are set because they’re considered essential for it to function. Others are set to allow The Promise Scotland to analyse how people are using this website, in order to work out ways in which it can be more effective.

Essential first party cookies include:

Consent Management

Function: Remembers the cookie preferences of a user, so they don’t have to opt into or out of a service each time they log in.

Set for: 365 days

PHPSESSID

Function: This session cookie is set so the website knows if a user is the same user as they go from one page to another. Without it, there would be no way to do this.

Set for: The length of a session. When a user leaves the website, this cookie expires.

First party cookies: Analytics

The Promise Scotland uses Matomo to provide analytics for this website.

Some analytics providers set third party cookies, and so keep control of the data they process. However, Matomo uses first party cookies, and data is solely controlled by The Promise Scotland Ltd.

The Promise Scotland won't sell this data, or pass it on to a third party. It will treat it in line with its organisational privacy policy.

MATOMO_SESSID

Function: Temporary cookie created when a user opts-out of tracking using cookies.

Set for: 14 days.

mtm_consent

Function: Set when a user consents to being tracked.

Set for: 30 years.

mtm_consent_removed

Function: Set when a user removes consent to being tracked.

Set for: 30 years.

Mtm_cookie consent

Function: Records that a user has consented to analytics cookies being set.

Set for: 30 years.

_pk_testcookie

Function: Only used to check if a visitor's browser supports cookies. This cookie is created without any identifier, then directly deleted.

Set for: Deleted instantly.

_pk_ref

Function: Used to store information about attribution. This shows the website a user was linked to this website from.

Set for: 6 months.

_pk_id

Function: Used to store details about a visitor, such as their unique visitor ID.

Set for: 13 months.

_pk_ses

Function: Short-lived cookie which temporarily stores data for Matomo during a user visit.

Set for: 30 minutes.

matomo_ignore

Function: This cookie is set when you opt out of being tracked by analytics on The Promise Scotland's website. It tells the analytics programme that it shouldn't track you.

Set for: 30 years.

Third party cookies: video

The Promise Scotland embeds videos from YouTube in privacy-enhanced mode, which sets the following cookies on a device. All cookies are set by Alphabet.

Yt-Player-Bandwidth

Function: Helps YouTube calculate appropriate video quality given user device and network settings.

Set for: Expires at end of session.

Yt-Player-Headers-Readable

Function: Helps YouTube calculate appropriate video quality given user device and network settings.

Set for: 17 days.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Function: Helps YouTube estimate bandwidth available to serve videos.

Set for: 6 months.

YSC

Function: Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Set for: Expires at end of session.

yt-remote-device-id

Stores user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.

This cookie never expires.

yt-remote-connected-devices

Stores user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.

This cookie never expires.

Third party cookies: Recite Me

This website features the accessibility toolbar Recite Me, which sets cookies in order to operate. These are considered essential.

The accessibility page has more information about the Recite Me toolbar.

_iub_cs-79277228

Function: Stores cookie preferences related to the Recite Me toolbar.

Set for: 270 days.

Recite.Persist

Function: Remembers user preferences around ReciteMe, both within and between sessions.

Set for: 365 days.