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Use of cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to the user’s computer's hard drive through a Web browser (if allowed) that enables the sites or service providers' systems to recognize the browser and capture and remember certain information.

Why we use cookies

Store registered usernames (subscribers only) for logging in and to collect aggregated visitor statistics using Google Analytics.

Legal basis for processing

SFC processes the data collected by cookies so far as it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

Recipients of the data

SFC uses third parties for some of its IT systems which are used to hold and process personal data. Please see the following table for more information.

Cookies used on the Scottish Funding Council website
Cookie Set Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Essential site cookies ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is essential for the website facilities and is set upon your arrival to the website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
Essential site cookies AEUserID This cookie is essential for the website facilities and is set upon your arrival to the website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
Google Analytics _utma
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics privacy policy
Essential site specific cookie ScottishFundingCouncil This cookie is set when you log in to the site and is removed from your device 10 days after visiting the site.
Essential site specific cookie SFC_CookieOptOut This cookie defines whether or not the user has decided to opt in or out of non-essential cookies.
Essential site specific cookie SFC_CookieMessageSeen This cookie determines if the cookie banner should be displayed or not.
Site search 360 search engine __cfduid Essential security cookie from the third party search engine, Site Search 360, used by this site. Site Search 360 privacy policy
Site search 360 search engine ss360LastQuery Stores the last entered query so that when the user navigates back to the search result page, the correct results are shown. Site Search 360 privacy policy
AddThis social media page sharing loc
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Enables users to share site pages on social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and email). AddThis privacy policy
Disqus blog commenting Various authentication cookies For example, sessionid, disqusauth, and disqusauths, to keep you logged in from your web browser and personalize your Disqus experience. Disqus privacy policy
Disqus blog commenting  Various unique cookies For example, disqus_unique and _jid, to associate web-based activities with a page load and with a web browser. Disqus privacy policy

 

Web Subscribers

SFC allows interested individuals to subscribe to updates about our activities. This helps SFC promote the work it carries out and to be transparent in carrying out our functions.

Categories of personal data collected

  • Name.
  • Role and organisation.
  • Workplace email address.
  • Workplace phone number.
  • Areas of interest (e.g. widening access, innovation, etc.).

Purposes of processing

SFC processes this data in order to communicate with relevant individuals in the sector, to promote the work we carry out and to ensure that we are able to carry out our tasks in a transparent matter.

Legal basis for processing

SFC processes the data of key stakeholders so far as it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in SFC.

Third party website content

SFC is not responsible for the content of any third party websites linked to. These websites may collect your personal data, please see the relevant privacy notices of any of these sites for further information.
We occasionally embed YouTube videos on our website using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer (including Flash) but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information if you play the video.

Please visit the YouTube website for further information from embedding YouTube videos.

The data collected by the Google Analytics cookies is hosted by Google. For more information please see Google Analytics Privacy Policy.