Cookies Policy

Introduction

At dotScot Domains, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing users of our website with the best possible experience. Since our website uses ‘cookies’, by using our website and agreeing to this policy you consent to their use in accordance with the terms of this policy.

About Us

This website is owned and operated by dotScot Domains, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland with Company Registration Number SC480161 and having its registered address at Suite 3-2, 106 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH, Scotland (theCompany).

Headings

Headings are included in this Policy for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of this Agreement.

About Cookies

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will typically contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows our website to remember your preferences or things that you have booked or bought. Most websites such as ours use cookies in order to improve your visit experience by enabling the website to remember you, either for the duration of your visit, using what is called a ‘session cookie’ or over repeat visits using what is called a ‘persistent cookie’.

Cookies have many functions, such as letting you navigate through web pages efficiently or remembering your preferences which generally improves your experience when you visit our website. If our website didn’t use cookies, it would think you are a new visitor every time you move from one page to the next one on the site. So, for example, although you entered your login details, it wouldn’t remember you when you moved to another page and so it wouldn’t be able to keep you logged in. You would have to log in again for every page you visited. So, in essence, Cookies make the interaction between you and our website faster and easier.

Some websites also use cookies to enable them to target advertising or marketing messages to you based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits. Also, cookies may be set by the website you are visiting which are called ‘first party cookies’ or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing, called ‘third party cookies’.

Our Cookies

On our website we currently do not use any first-party cookies. We may at some point in the future use either or both session cookies and persistent cookies and if that is done, we will list them in this policy as follows, by way of example:

(a) XXXX –   We will use this session cookie to reference your user account whilst logged in for the session length.

(b) YYYY–   We will use this persistent cookie to reference your user account after your session has ended.

(c) ZZZZ –   We will use this persistent cookie to store your account email address to remind you of it during your next visit.

Please note, these are examples of how we will list such cookies and are not real cookies in use at this time.

Third Party And Analytics Cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies. Our advertisers / service providers, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter, may send you these cookies and they may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies to:

(a)         Track your browser across multiple websites;

(b)         build a profile of your web surfing; and

(c)         target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse use of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website usage by means of cookies which are stored in your browsers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google store this information. You can find Google’s privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Cookies And Personal Information

Cookies themselves do not contain any information that personally identifies you but personal information that we store about you may be linked by us to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Blocking And Deleting Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and/or delete cookies that have already been stored. To block or delete cookies, check the ‘help’ option on your browser and follow the instructions you will find there. Please note that blocking all cookies will, however, adversely affect your ability to use our website and you will not be able to use all the features of our website. Doing this will have a negative impact on the usability of our website.

Cookie Preferences

Our website does not support user management of preferences relating to the use of cookies but if you have any further questions relating to our use of cookies, please email us or contact us at the address below.

Applicable Law And Disputes

These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with Scottish law and the parties shall submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this agreement, please contact us by:

(a) Email to info@domains.scot

(b) Post to dotScot Domains, Suite 3-2, 106 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH, Scotland