Use of cookies by The Scout Association

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information

Google Analytics

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These cookies are 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 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.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Module cookie

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These cookies are used to store your personal homepage layout of the Scouts.org.uk home page.

We are working towards developing a new system that will remove the need for this Cookie.

Session cookies

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PHPSESSID

These cookies are used to optimise you screen resolution for user logged in areas. These are session cookies and only last as long as you browser is open

These cookies are essential to the running of the site and member areas.

Style cookie

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This cookies determines you default font size for Scouts.org.uk. On the main menu of Scouts.org.uk you can increase or decrease you font size.

We are working towards developing a new system that will remove the need for this Cookie.

 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visithttp://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube cookies
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel 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. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.