Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small data file made up of letters and numbers which is placed by a website on the device you use to access the internet. Cookies serve different purposes. We use cookies to help us to improve our site and to provide us with information about usage of the website. Certain third parties also place cookies on your device when you browse our website.

Most web browsers allow you to have some control over the placing of cookies on your device through your browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block, manage and delete them, please visit

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will place cookies on your device as soon you visit any page on our website.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Nature of Cookie Purpose
jsrestrict Compliance Cookie This cookie remembers whether you have accepted or rejected cookies and also agreed you are entering the SCOT-PEP website.
has_js Functional Cookie This cookie helps the content management system to quickly determine if you are running Javascript for any progress bar updates.
SESS Functional Cookie This cookie is used to identify if you have logged in to the website.


Functional Cookie This cookie is set by to record your preferences when viewing pages containing maps.
Analytics Cookie These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.