Use of Cookies

Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

A requirement of legislation which took effect on 26 May 2012, SCIS has set out, below, details of its use of Cookies and how they are stored:

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your device. They come from the websites that you visit and are stored by your web browser. Almost every website uses cookies and many sites would fail to work without them. The vast majority are innocuous – most do one of four very simple tasks:

  • improve the use of a website according to your preferences
  • help to smooth your journey through an e-commerce process as you fill your basket
  • track advertising campaigns
  • provide the website owner with site usage data (which pages are most popular and the paths that website visitors take to find and navigate through the site)

Cookies can be either first party or third party cookies. First party refers to the website owner, so in our case SCIS is the website owner. Some sites (not ours) use advertising networks to display a series of adverts. These networks often place ‘third party’ cookies on visitor devices. These simply track which adverts have been served to different visitors.

Many cookies are short lived things – at the end of your session the cookie is removed. Others may persist for a period of time, to allow website owners to, for example, identify frequently returning visitors.

Commitment to Data Security

SCIS takes reasonable precautions to keep visitors’ personal information secure and has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial systems and procedures to safeguard the information collected. SCIS cannot guarantee the security of any information visitors disclose online, and they do so at their own risk.

Cookies on Scotland’s Boarding Schools website

We use a Google Analytics tracking cookie to help us figure out which pages are working best for our visitors – we can then use this information to make improvements to our content and the site in general. We may also use cookies to help improve your experience of using the site, for example when you complete an enquiry form on our site. We do not host advertising on our site so no third party cookies from advertisers will be placed on your PC by our site.