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What cookies are used on this website?
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||This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookie collects 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. Typical value is 'GA1.2.########.#########', e.g. 'GA1.2.99813702.1410346212'. Read an overview of privacy at Google (external site).
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||We embed videos from our official YouTube channel into this website using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
||We use this service to help us understand how people interact with our website so that we can improve usability. Data is anonymous.
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Our use of Google Analytics cookies is described below.
Website usage statistics
NHS Health Scotland also uses a web analytics service (eVisit Analyst) to measure use of the Maternal and Early Years 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 to improve the website. eVisit Analyst uses IP (internet protocol) address and browser user agent data (such as browser type, device type and operating system) to compile these web statistics. Data is processed anonymously and is not used in any way, or in combination with any other data, to personally identify individuals. The data is stored in the EU for a period of 18 months on our behalf by our analytics service provider, and not shared with any other third party. This web analytics service does not store cookies on your computer or mobile device.
The information collected will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.
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