How we use cookies

How we use cookies

When you enter Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites, your computer will automatically be issued with a number of small text files known as "cookies".

These cookies are used to make our websites run more efficiently, and allow our web server to remember and store your preferences as you travel throughout our sites.

We also use cookies to track visitor interaction with our websites.

Analytical information is collected anonymously and is used by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to make improvements to our websites and their usability.

A list of cookies used by our sites and their purpose can be found below:

Cookie Type Website Purpose

_ga
_gid
_gat
AMP_TOKEN
_gac_<property-id>
utma
utmb
utmc
utmz

Google Analytics All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites

Used by Google Inc. (a third party cookie) to track your interaction with the website. Information is collected anonymously and is used by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to make improvements to our websites and their usability.

More information from Google on privacy and how this applies to Google Analytics.

uid
uvc
AddThis Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement Scotland corporate websites

Used by AddThis (a third party cookie) to allow you to share our web content with your social network via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn.

AddThis privacy policy

GAPS
SNID
khcookie
NID
PREF
NID
PP_TIS_ACK
Google Maps Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement Scotland corporate websites

Used by Google Inc. (a third party cookie) to track the number of our visitors using their maps (via our contact us pages). These cookies will remain on your website up to 2 years after your visit.

Google privacy policy

ASP.NET_SessionID Microsoft.NET All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites

Used by Microsoft ASP.NET (a third party cookie) to allow our websites to know when your visit (or session) has ended and when another one begins. These cookies are deleted immediately when you close your internet browser.

Microsoft privacy statement

ASPSESSIONID {randomstring} Classic ASP session cookie All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites Allows our websites to know when a session has ended. These cookies are deleted immediately when you close your internet browser.
vuid Vimeo.com All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites

Used by Vimeo (a third party cookie) to collect analytics tracking information.

Vimeo cookie policy
maxData Fast.wistia.net ihub.scot

Used by Wistia (a third party cookie) to collect analytics tracking information.

Wistia privacy policy

Visitor_Info_Live
YSC
youtube.com All Healthcare Improvement Scotland websites Used by YouTube (owned by Google, a third party cookie) to help the embedded videos on the site to function and also to track usage. YouTube cookies are only installed when you play a video.

Google privacy policy

cfduid
uvc
addtoany.com ihub.scot

Used by AddToAny (a third party cookie) to allow you to share our web content with your social network via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn.

AddToAny privacy policy

_hjClosedSurveyInvites _hjDonePolls _hjMinimizedPolls _hjDoneTestersWidgets _hjIncludedInSample _hjShownFeedbackMessage _hjid _hjRecordingLastActivity hjTLDTest _hjUserAttributesHash _hjCachedUserAttributes _hjLocalStorageTest Hotjar ihub.scot

Used by Hotjar (a third party cookie) to establish completions of surveys and polls run on the website.

Hotjar cookie policy

Opt out from Hotjar collecting your data

Most modern web browsers allow users to control cookies through the browser settings.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your browser and how to manage and delete them, visit About Cookies or All About Cookies.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can install a Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

Last Updated: 06 April 2020