Cookies Policy

The Medical Appraisal Scotland website and SOAR places cookies on your device to help us improve our service to you.

We're committed to protecting your personal information and ensuring your experience with us is as safe and enjoyable as possible. In this section, you'll find information on how and why we collect, store and use personal information to improve our service. You'll also find out how to manage the information that's collected.

Visit the NES privacy page for more information.

What are cookies?

Most websites use cookies to improve your browsing experience.  Cookies are small amounts of information in the form of text files sent by our website (or the website of a company we have a relationship with, e.g. WASP, Google Analytics) to your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit our website.

Cookie types and their use

We use a combination of different cookies to improve your user experience.  The information collected lets us know what devices/browsers are used when accessing the Medical Appraisal Scotland website (and SOAR), which pages are most visited etc, so we can concentrate our development focus as appropriate.

The cookies used in SOAR is of functional purposes rather than information collection.

Cookies used by Medical Appraisal Scotland website

This list shows all cookies used by the Medical Appraisal Scotland website, and what each is used for.

Cookie NamePurposeExpiry
__utmb Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, pages viewed this session, current time. 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site. At end of session
__utma Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, a unique visitor id (randomly generated number), time of first visit, time of previous visit, current time, number of sessions since first visit. 2 years
__utmz Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, time when cookie last set, total number of visitor sessions, number of different channels or sources through which this site was reached, source of the last cookie update, search hit tag identifier (or just 'organic' if reached via normal search hit), search medium, keyword phrase used to find site. 6 months

Cookies used by SOAR

Cookies on the Medical Appraisal Scotland website is used monitor usage and devices used.  Cookies used on SOAR are for essential function purposes.

Sharing of information

Any information collected by the cookies will NOT be shared with ANY other party, it is used purely for internal monitoring and functional purposes.



This page was last updated on: 10/03/2014