We want to make services we delivered on the internet easy and
our content richer and relevant. This sometimes involves
placing cookies on your computer or mobile device.
Cookies are simple pieces of data stored on your hard drive.
They are safe as they cannot be used to disseminate viruses and
they can't be executed as code.
Cookies we use cannot be used to identify you personally as no
personal information such as telephone numbers or email addresses
are stored within these cookies.
Cookies used on our website
We use Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our
visitors. We collect this information in a way that does not
identify you and the data is not shared with anybody else.
- __utma Keeps track of the number of times a
visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie,
when their first visit was, and when their last visit
- __utmb Records moment in time when a visitor
enters a site and expires at the end of the session.
- __utmc Records moment in time when a visitor
leaves a site and expires after 30 minutes.
- __utmz Keeps track of where the visitor came
from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on
and what keyword was used.
Information on how to opt out of being tracked by Google
Google Analytics Opt-out
Third party cookies
Our site has a number of pages with embedded videos or other
content from a third party. Cookies placed on your computer or
mobile device from a third party are not related to
The system administrator, the City of Edinburgh Council, does not
control how a third party uses their cookies. Please check third
party websites' privacy policies:
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