Accelerating the development of floating wind in Scotland

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Our use of cookies

We use the following cookies on our Website:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies
    These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  2. Analytical or performance cookies
    These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website 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.
  3. Functionality cookies
    These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  4. Targeting cookies
    These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Cookies we use

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

NamePurposeExpiry
_gaUsed to distinguish users.2 years
_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours
_gatUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.1 minute
AMP_TOKENContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.30 seconds – 1 year
_gacContains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.90 days
__utmaUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years from set / update
__utmtUsed to throttle request rate.10 minutes
__utmbUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.30 mins from set / update
__utmcNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.End of browser session
__utmzStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.6 months from set / update
__utmvUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years from set / update
__utmxUsed to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.18 months
__utmxxUsed to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.18 months
_gaexpUsed to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.Typically 90 days
_opt_awcidUsed for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Customer IDs.24 hours
_opt_awmidUsed for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Campaign IDs.24 hours
_opt_awgidUsed for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Ad Group IDs24 hours
_opt_awkidUsed for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Criterion IDs24 hours
_opt_utmcStores the last utm_campaign query parameter.24 hours
_opt_expidThis cookie is created when running a redirect experiment. It stores the experiment ID, the variant ID and the referrer to the page that’s being redirected.10 seconds

Complete details about all of the cookies listed above can be viewed by clicking here.


How do I manage my cookie preferences?

You can also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.

For more information about cookies generally, you may want to visit www.allaboutcookies.org. The Information Commissioner’s Office also provides information at ico.org/your-data-matters/online/cookies.

This policy was last updated in: September 2021



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