What is a cookie?
A cookie is simply a small text file. It isn’t a program and doesn’t actively do anything on your computer.
To monitor and measure what visitors do on our website. This allows us to know what areas of the site are popular, how often visitors come back, where they come from, whether they are using a PC or a mobile device and so on. Knowing how our site is being used means we can enhance users’ experience in future.
If you still decide to opt out, you have two options:
- You can adjust the settings on your internet browser to prevent cookies being downloaded. How this is done varies according to which browser you are using and we recommend you refer to the appropriate online help guides.
When visiting horsescotland's website you may have the following cookies placed on your computer:
This cookie lasts for the duration of your visit. It is destroyed when you close the browser or navigate away from the horsescotland's site you are browsing.
Visit tracking cookie
These cookies are used by horsescotland to track repeat visitors to our sites. We do this so we can build up a picture of how visitors use our sites and how best to improve our service.
Cookies we use
The following lists the cookies used on the main horsescotland's website:
First party cookies
Cookie: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
These cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use our site. All web traffic and usage information is collected in an aggregate and anonymous form. horsescotland use this information for analytical purposes to evaluate the performance of their marketing campaigns, to compile reports and to make improvements to website content and user experience.
Google privacy information: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing a browser plug-in from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
This cookie is set by the ShareThis social sharing widget. It allows ShareThis to count the number of unique users that share content and how many page views are generated from the resulting share. This cookie is used for analytical purposes and it doesn’t link to personal information. Even though it is a first party cookie, horsescotland have no control over it.
Third party cookies
Cookies: __stid, __uset, UID, UIDR
ShareThis buttons make it easy for you to share content with your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social websites. These cookies are used to identify you and your sharing behavior. Currently, ShareThis will not use collected information to serve you interest-based ads if you are based outside of the United States.
Cookies: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _twitter_sess, auth_token, auth_token_session, guest_id, js, k, h, lang, original_referer, secure_session, twid, twll
These cookies are set by the Twitter plugin on the horsescotland homepage. The majority of Twitter cookies are set if you are logged into your Twitter account. Twitter use collected information for analytical purposes and to tailor content based on your interests, for example they will suggest who you should follow on Twitter. Tailored content is stored with only the browser cookie ID and is separated from other Twitter widget data such as page-visit information. After a maximum of 10 days, Twitter start the process of deleting or aggregating Widget Data, which is usually instantaneous but in some cases may take up to a week.
Twitter content personalisation information and opt-out: http://support.twitter.com/articles/20169421
Information about Cookies
More information about Cookies including how to opt out of using them is available at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/