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Constitution for Scotland

Dedicated to conducting and administering a public consultation on the content and subsequent promotion into legislation of a Constitution endorsed by credible numbers of Scottish citizens.

Privacy

Simply by browsing this website, Constitution for Scotland will not record any personal data about you except your IP address.

Your IP address is the individual identification number that is assigned to your computer when it is connected to the Internet. It is required to be used by our EU-based servers to enable you to browse the website. It is also stored  in logs to enable us to investigate errors.

We use Google Analytics cookies to track how the website is used, but personal data is not recorded and your internet (IP) address is anonymised. Find out below about how we use cookies.

For ease of access, you can browse the privacy notices for our main services here:

Who we are
The Constitution for Scotland is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, SC049192 Registered office Taigh na Coille, Badabrie, Fort William, Inverness-shire.

How to contact us
You can contact us at any time by email : info@constitutionforscotland.scot

Your rights over your information
By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate.

You can also ask us to give you a copy of the information and to stop using your information.

To submit a request for your data, please contact us by email, please use the contact information provided above.

Your right to complain
If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office online at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or by phone on 0303 123 1113.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we may store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site.

Cookies are used to improve services for you through, for example:

enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task;
recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested; and
measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
Types of cookies used
The Site uses the following types of cookies:

Session cookies – this type of cookie allows websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session so that the website is able to store certain information whilst the user is browsing the site.
Google Analytics cookies – Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the Site and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
You can find more detailed information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below:

Google Analytics cookies

The information from the following cookies will be used by Google in accordance with Google’s privacy policy. For more information on the cookies set by Google Analytics please refer to the Google Analytics website:

CookieTypical contentPurposeExpiry
_utmaRandomly generated numberThis cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to our site from that web browser. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.2 years
_utmbRandomly generated numberThis cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30 minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.30 minutes
_utmcRandomly generated numberThis cookie operates in conjunction with the utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. Should a user visit our site, exit the browser and then return to our website within 30 minutes, the absence of the utmc cookie indicates that a new session needs to be established.End of session
_utmzRandomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.6 mo

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