Use of Cookies on Scotzine

We’re changing Scotzine so you can select whether you wish to allow us to use cookies to give you a better experience of the website.

“Cookies” are small files left behind on your computer when you visit a website. When you return to a website, the browser sends this file to the website’s server. This allows the site to recognise who you are and perform certain tasks like: keeping you loggin-in to a secure area of the site or personalising webpages to you. They also allow websites to more accurately track your browsing behaviour for statistical analysis.

Because of privacy concerns that cookies may raise, many users choose to limit how they are store on their computer. Below is an explanation of how Inverness Reds Online use cookies and advice for taking control of how they are stored on your machine.

How do Scotzine use cookies?

Collecting statistical information about visitor behaviour patterns.

Whenever anyone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out the number of visitors to the various parts of Scotzine. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone. We make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Scotzine will not (and will not allow any third party to) use our stats tool to track or to collect any information that personally identifies visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the statistical tool. Scotzine will not link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

Other uses within Scotzine

In addition to cookies by our Stats tool for the purpose detailed above, cookies are only used on the website as follows:

WordPress – to store login name in a cookie;
Poll – to store your poll selection in any of our poll questions and to prevent you from re-selecting another answer in the same poll question;
We’ll honour your preferences if you make a change, but a minority of cookies may not be controlled correctly if you choose not to use cookies. This may affect the functionality and enjoyment of the website.

We will only read or write cookies based on your preference, cookies set prior to your changing your settings will still be on your computer and you can remove them using your browser settings.

We use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences this has a couple of consequences:

If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again;
If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again;
We have made these changes as a result of The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. The law comes into effect for UK websites on 25 May 2012.

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