The Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC) website does not currently use cookies to deliver this services, but this cookie policy page provides information on cookies and will be updated accordingly should the website start to use cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files placed onto your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, in order to collect information about how you browse. These cookies do not identify you personally, but are used to make a website work as efficiently as possible. You will always see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Cookie regulations

The rules on the use of cookies are covered by PECR, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, which are enforced by the ICO. You can find out more about these regulations on this ICO web page.

What is a cookie policy?

When you first arrive on the SSAC website you should be presented with the option to accept all cookies, or choose which ones you are happy to keep in place during your visit.

The information provided to you is intended to clearly outline how the cookies work and what they do so you can make an informed decision on which – if any – cookies you consent to being set up.

It is a requirement to provide the option to control your cookies because they gather data information about you as a user. The cookies used do not identify anyone personally.

How to manage and control your cookies

There are a few ways you can manage your cookies. The options you are shown when you first visit a website should as a minimum allow you to:

  • Allow all cookies.
  • Delete all cookies.
  • Manage all cookies.

Selecting the “Manage all cookies” option usually means you will then be shown a list of the cookies in operation. The list will show which cookies are necessary (for example, they enable you to log into a system), and which can be deleted.

Which cookies are in use on the SSAC website?

The Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC) website does not currently use cookies to deliver this services

Managing cookies in different browsers

The following links provide further information on how to manage cookies within your chosen browser: