Scottish Remote Sensing Portal
Scottish Government

Cookies

This website remotesensingdata.gov.scot puts small files (known as 'cookies') on to your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

Cookies are not used to identify you personally.

How cookies are used on remotesensingdata.gov.scot

This is a list of the cookies used on the remotesensingdata.gov.scot website and why they are used.

Cookie consent

We use a cookie to remember to not show you our cookie banner again.

Name Purpose Expires
cookie-consent Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain 1 month

Measuring website usage with Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to collect and store information about how you use remotesensingdata.gov.scot. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics records information about:

We don’t collect or store any personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

When you access remotesensingdata.gov.scot, Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
NID The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English). 6 months
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 24 hours
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 24 hours
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. The length of the visitor session

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