Cookies on this website
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, and are widely used to make websites work as efficiently as possible.
Cookies are sent to and from the website’s server and the internet browser you are using, allowing the website to remember your previous browsing behaviour, your preferences, and to track the number of visitors coming to the website.
The rules on cookies are covered by PECR, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, which are enforced by the ICO. You can find out more about Cookie regulations on this ICO web page.
When you visit the Environmental Standards Scotland website you may be presented with the option to accept all cookies, or to select which ones you are happy to keep in place during your visit.
This information is intended to clearly explain how the cookies work and what they do so you can make an informed decision on which – if any – cookies you consent to being placed.
It is a requirement to provide the option to control your cookies because they gather data information about you as a user, but the cookies used do not identify anyone personally.
How can I manage my cookies?
You can manage your cookies in a few ways, and the options you are shown when you first visit a website should as a minimum allow you to:
- Allow all cookies
- Delete all cookies
- Manage all cookies.
Selecting the Manage all cookies option usually means you will then be shown a list of the cookies in operation. The list will show which cookies are necessary for the successful functioning of the website, and which can be deleted.
Which cookies are in use on the Environmental Standards Scotland website?
The table below lists all the cookies that are used on our website.
If you have any questions at all about the cookies are using, please get in touch using our contact form.
Managing cookies in different browsers
The following links provide further information on how to manage cookies within your chosen browser: