WAVE ENERGY SCOTLAND LIMITED
COOKIE POLICY

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES 

1.1        This policy explains how we use cookies on this website and all sub-domains accessible via http://www.waveenergyscotland.co.uk (the “Website”). We use cookies to enable you to navigate between pages and to generally improve your user experience and to analyse how users interact with the Website. We recommend that you read our cookies policy so that you are aware of how we use them and can take steps to reject or delete the cookies if you do not agree to them being used.

1.2        Cookies are small text files stored on your device and used by website operators in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the operators of the website or certain third parties. Each cookie usually contains a unique string of characters, which allows a website to distinguish your device from other users.

1.3        We may combine information collected via cookies with information such as your IP address, the type of browser, device and operating system, for example to provide statistical information about visitors to this Website. Where this Website uses third parties cookies, you should check with the relevant third party to see how they use cookies (see section 2 below).

1.4        In this cookies policy, we use the term "cookie" to mean a cookie and any other similar technology, such as web beacons, local stored objects and pixel tags.

1.5        You can find out more about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org. The user instructions for your browser or device will explain how you can control the use of cookies on your device.

COOKIES WE USE

We use the following cookies:

2.1        Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of this Website.

Cookie

Purpose

Expiration time

UMB_UPDCHK

This cookie is set by websites using the Umbraco web content management system. It is usually only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website, rather than general visitors.

When the browsing session ends / log out

UMB_UCONTEXT

This cookie is set by websites using the Umbraco web content management system. It is usually only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website, rather than general visitors.

When the browsing session ends / log out

 2.2         Analytical/performance cookies. They 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 this Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Cookie

Purpose

Expiration time

__utma

Google analytics cookie.

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

2 years from set/update

_ga

Google analytics cookie.

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

 

2 years from set/update

_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate and limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.

10 minutes

Google Analytics is a website analytics tool provided by Google. Data collected by the Google Analytics cookies is shared with Google and used by Google in accordance with the Google Privacy Policy. You can find out more about Google Analytics, and what to do if you do not want Google Analytics to be used in your browser, on the Google Support website.

2.3        Functionality cookies. These 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).

Cookie

Purpose

Expiration time

yourAuthCookie

This cookie is used for Forms Authentication

20 minutes

ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is used to identify the users session on the server.

 20 minutes session

__RequestVerificationToken

 A secure cookie to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) 

 20 minutes session

2.4        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.

Cookie

Purpose

Expiration time

n/a

n/a

 


REJECTING COOKIES

3.1        If you wish to use the Website, but do not consent to the use of cookies (or certain cookies), you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser or device 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. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular internet browsers are provided below:

3.1.1  Internet Explorer

3.1.2  Google Chrome

3.1.3  Firefox

3.2        Depending on which browser you use, you may also be able to install a Google Analytics browser add-on if you wish to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics.


CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

4.1        This cookies policy may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically so that you are aware of any changes.


CONTACT US

5.1        For further information from us on any of this cookies policy or for any queries relating to them, please contact us by completing our enquiry form or call us on +44 (0) 1463 245 245  or you can e-mail us at wes@hient.co.uk

 

©Wave Energy Scotland Limited 2017
Wave Energy Scotland is a Scottish registered company limited by guarantee (SC493764). Our registered office is at An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus, Inverness, Scotland, IV2 5NA.