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This page describes what information cookies gather, how we use that data and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the website functionality.
For more general information, see the ICO article on cookies https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
To remind you of some Scotland City Tours’s products that you have looked at previously. In case it is still of interest to you.
There are four categories of cookies: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality, and Targeting. Somos Escocia uses all four categories of cookies. Find out more about each cookie category below.
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential: they enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as our favourites and shopping basket tools. 2. Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used the website, we use this information to continually look to improve the website experience for our visitors. 3. Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to show the website in the language you’ve previously used as a preference. 4. Targeting Cookies. Somos Escocia may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a website. This information may be shared with organisations outside Somos Escocia, such as advertising networks to deliver our advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
_ga: The cookies is used to identify web side users in the category Performance Cookies. _gid: The cookies is used to identify web side users in the category Functionality Cookies. _gcl_au: The cookies used by Google AdSense to improve the advertising efficient in the category Targeting Cookies. accept-cookies The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category Strictly Necessary Cookies.
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing a website. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Somos Escocia, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our website. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Somos Escocia, for example to help us understand how our website is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device so that we can use them to advertise our products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
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We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
For more details on how to manage cookies on the various web browsers, see About Cookies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information, then you can contact us through one of the following contact methods: