This is the cookie notice for www.sseheritage.com. It applies to information collected and used by SSE Services plc which are members of the SSE Group. When we refer to ‘SSE’, ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘our’, we mean any of those SSE entities, as appropriate. This information is collected through instruments known as Cookies and various other technologies, collectively referred to in this Cookie Notice as ‘Cookies’.
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Please review this Cookie Notice and our Privacy Notice.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files transferred and stored by your web browser to your computer or mobile device when you visit or use a website. Cookies allow websites to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.
Cookies can be considered as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’ cookies depending on the domain that places them. First party cookies are cookies set by a website visited by the user (for example, cookies placed by SSE Heritage for www.sseheritage.com. Third party cookies are set by a domain other than that of the website visited by the user, so if a user visits a website and a third-party organisation sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
Cookies can also be considered as ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookies depending on their duration. Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the time specified in those cookies. They are activated every time that user visits the website that created the cookies, until the cookies expire or are disabled by the user. Session cookies allow the actions of a user to be linked during a single browsing session. A session starts when a user opens a browser window and ends when the browser window is closed, following which all session cookies are deleted.
Make our website as easy and intuitive as possible for you to use
Monitor and analyse website usage and performance so we can measure the effectiveness of our website and improve it (including security)
Remember choices you make when visiting our website and recognise you when you return so you don’t have to remind us
Remember certain information about your browsing activity on our website, such as the web pages you have viewed and your preferences. This information can then be used to personalise and improve the way you interact with our website (for example, displaying content we think might be relevant to you based on your previous activity) and inform you of special offers and promotions tailored to your interests (where you have consented to receiving marketing communications from us).
The cookies used on our website fall under the below category:
- Strictly necessary
These Cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but then some parts of the site will not work.
These Cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve site performance. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
You can also manage your cookie preferences at any time via this link: Cookie Settings
If you wish to change your cookie settings generally, you can delete cookies stored on your computer or change your privacy settings at any time via your browser settings.
- Internet Explorer
PHPSESSID | 1 day | Necessary | Host: SSE
This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary | 30 days | Necessary | Host: SSE
This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary | 30 days| Necessary
to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Non-necessary”.
_ga | 2 years | Performance | Host: Google Analytics
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid | 1 day | Performance | Host: Google Analytics
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
_gat | 1 minute | Performance | Host: Google Analytics
This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.
Who should I contact with a question or a complaint?
If you would like to contact us in relation to your rights or if you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your information, you may contact us by sending a letter:
200 Dunkeld Road
or sending an email to [email protected]
If you would like to contact our Data Protection Officer, you may do so using the following details:
Email: [email protected]
This notice was last updated on 03 February 2021.