SCT is committed to protecting your personal data. Please read this policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and store your personal data.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file of letters and numbers that is downloaded from our website by your computer. We use these cookies to help provide you with a good experience when browsing our website and they also allow us to improve our site.
Cookies are not programs and do not collect any data from your computer.
Our website uses ‘analytical’ cookies which recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and also allow us to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
The information that we gather through these cookies is completely anonymous and visitors to our website cannot be identified personally.
SCT, and our service providers, may use targeting cookies to understand your interests and show you relevant adverts about us on other websites you visit. Targeting our adverts means they’re more effective and cost-efficient.
Targeting cookies do not collect and store personal information that could directly identify you, such as your name or email address. However, information that uniquely identifies your browser and internet device will be shared.
You can still use the site without targeting cookies but the adverts you see will be less targeted. Turning targeting cookies off will not stop you from seeing our adverts on other websites.
Below are details of the cookies we use on our website, and their purpose.
Google Analytics cookies
|Delivers advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook.
|Stores whether the EU cookie consent dialog box has been displayed and agreed to.
|Distinguishes users and sessions.
|Determines new sessions/visits.
|Works with __utmb to determine new sessions/visits.
|Stores the traffic source or marketing campaign that led a user to our site.
|Stores ‘custom variable’ data that can be compared to give more insight into how people use our site.
|Distinguishes between users.
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|Stores data on how our website is used, for example; pages viewed, where you found our website and how much time you spend on the site.
Third party and social media site cookies
Controlling and deleting cookies on your computer
All browsers allow you to manage which cookies you accept, reject and delete via controls found under the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Tools’ menu.
Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org. Please note however that if you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our websites and your use of our sites may be restricted.
Except for session cookies (which lasts only for the duration of your visit to the website), all cookies will expire within 2 years.