Scottish Longitudinal Study
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This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent by web servers and stored on visitors computers so they can be read back later. They are a convenient way of allowing a computer to remember specific information relating to a website and provide a better user experience.

The cookies we use on this site are ‘analytical’ cookies, created by Google Analytics, to track basic anonymous information. These cookies are unobtrusive and allow both the website to function and us to obtain information about the usage of our site. This includes data such as the number of visits, the duration of each visit and the path taken by the user around the site. This allows us to improve the way our website works by, for example, gauging the most popular pages.

Cookie names

#Cookie nameExpiration TimeDescription
1_ga2 yearsGoogle Analytics – used to distinguish users.
2_gid24 hoursGoogle Analytics – used to distinguish users.
3_gat1 minuteGoogle Analytics – used to throttle request rate.
4has_jsBrowser session onlySLS – used to remember JavaScript capabilities.
5cookie-agreed4 monthsSLS – used to remember EU cookie consent.
6SESS…Browser session onlySLS – used to remember authenicated website administrators and editors.

How to opt-out

Your browser may be capable of being programmed to reject cookies, or to warn you before downloading cookies, and information regarding this may be found in your browser’s ‘help’ facility. For an explanation of cookies see the All About Cookies website.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the following browser add-on: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

N.B. Available for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the use of cookies please contact us.

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