Privacy and Cookies

This website is operated by Scottish Borders Council Arts Development. We take the privacy of our website visitors seriously and we are committed to safeguarding their privacy. This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices with regard to this web site. Other websites to which this website links are not covered by this policy.

We collect personal information from you through the use of request forms. Please note that the information given by you will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of processing your request, sending you any brochures and/or e-mail communications which you have requested, providing you with information about products and services we offer, and for auditing usage of the site. Your details will also be entered into our database for general administration purposes. We will respect your instructions not to send you additional information if this has been indicated.

To help us to address the needs of our users, we may keep track of how you use the information which we send to you or which is available on our website. We keep a record of which links are accessed by users on our website to enable us to find out which kinds of information are of most interest to those users. We use this information to provide a service which is tailored to the to the needs of users of our website and those who have chosen to receive information from us. This information is held on an anonymous basis and you will not be personally identifiable from this information. This information is stored on our privately owned and maintained servers.

You have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may make a small charge to cover the cost of administration) and to have any inaccuracies corrected.

We will not disclose your information to other parties and can assure you that the information given will only be used for internal purposes.

If you have any queries or comments about privacy, please email us at [email protected].

What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to your computer when you visit a website for the first time. They play an important role in helping to enhance the user experience and performance of a website. Cookies can remember your preference settings on a website and in some cases cookies are essential to enable you to move around a website and use its features.

Cookies on this website
Google Analytics – These cookies track anonymous user behaviour which is used to make this website user friendly and improve the user experience. They store no sensitive or personally identifiable information.

Vimeo– We embed videos from Vimeo. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the Vimeo video player.   To find out more visit Vimeo’s privacy policy

Cookie Name Expiry Purpose
__utma 2 years from set/update Used 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.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used 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.
__utmc End of browser session Not 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.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores 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.
player 1 year from set We embed videos from Vimeo. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the Vimeo video player.   To find out more visit Vimeo’s privacy policy

 

Third party cookies 

There are a number of pages on our site which may embed videos, images, maps and other content from third party sites. Cookies placed on your computer by third party sites are not controlled by us and we do not control how these third parties use cookies.

Further information is available from the relevant third party websites:

Opting out of Cookies
You can block cookies being stored on your computer through the settings on your browser.

Details of how to remove or block cookies on the most common web browsers are available from:

Some features on this website will not work if you block all cookies from this site in your browser.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics opt out.