Cookies

Last Updated: 8 October 2019

This Cookie Policy is part of our Privacy Policy and applies to the following website

  • tec.scot
  • tec.scot

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of information stored in a text file on your device when you visit a website. A cookie records your preferences when using a particular site, ensuring that you are not shown the same information and/or are only shown information you have stated that you are interested in. For more information about cookies visit the All About Cookies.org website.

How to Manage Cookies

Most popular web browsers allow you to control cookies. You can set your browser to accept or reject particular cookies, please visit the ICO Cookies website for details of how to control or remove cookies using different browsers. If you remove cookies from your device there may be some deterioration in the service you receive.

How does TEC use cookies?

TEC uses cookies for monitoring and improving usage of our website. When you visit the TEC website we will display a notification to alert you if cookies are used by that site and for you to give consent. We set a cookie to know that you’ve seen the notification and will not show it again for a few months after you agree.

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to measure the use of our websites.

  • which pages are visited
  • what source/medium the user visited us from
  • how long users spend on each page to measure whether our content is being read
  • approximate geographical location of users to determine the reach of our work
  • what devices and networks are accessing our content so we can improve our design and performance of our website
  • counting downloads and interactions on web pages.

We do not use any Remarketing or Advertising Reporting features like Demographics and Interest Reports. There is no personally identifying data stored within Google Analytics.

Third party cookies

On TEC website

We embed content and code from other third party services. These websites may set their own cookies, use their own analytics and track your usage or customise content provided to you. Please check the relevant third party websites for more detail. These include:

External websites

These are where you may be using TEC services but are not on the TEC website.

Mailing list

If you subscribe to our email mailing list you will be accessing MailChimp. MailChimp will use web beacons, pixels (or “clear gifs””) and other tracking technologies.This is used by TEC to determine whether emails have been opened and links clicked on to determine the effectiveness of campaigns. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list by following the link in the email.

Events

If you book an event organised by TEC you will usually be accessing the Eventbrite website

  • Eventbrite Cookie Statement

Surveys

If you take a survey you will be accessing the SurveyMonkey website

Opting out

TEC may place adverts on Google Search via Google AdWords and also Twitter and Facebook. These sites may use cookies to track whether you have interacted with our ads

Third party serviceHow to opt out
Google AnalyticsTo opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites Visit this site to opt out of Google Analytics tracking you across all websites.
TwitterYour privacy controls for personalized ads
FacebookHow can I adjust how ads are targeted to me based on my activity off of Facebook?

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