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Privacy and Cookies

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis

When users enter the Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) website, their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the SASA web server. The website then creates "session" cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining a textsize preference. Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used.

Many websites do this to track traffic flows whenever users visit those websites.

The SASA website uses third-party cookies to measure use of the website including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development. For this purpose, SASA uses Web-Stat to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected by SASA will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally. For more information about Web-Stat, visit http://www.web-stat.net.

Most recent web browsers allow you to control cookies. This can be done through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them in different browsers, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies used on our site


Cookie File Name Typical Content Expires
has_js 1 indicating that javascript is enabled. This is required for the website to function correctly. At end of session
textsize number denoting the textsize preference while moving around the website - default is 80 4 months
[Session number] randomly generated number 1 month



This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that SASA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.

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