This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Creative Scotland's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies that remember your settings

1. cookie_info
This cookie is used to tell your browser not to display the cookie policy message if you have accepted it.

2. sq_system_session
This is a session cookie used to remember login details.

Cookies that measure website use

We use cookies set by Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors use this site. This data is collected anonymously, and is used to help improve this website’s functionality. For more information on which cookies are used, see Google Analytic’s page on safeguarding your data.

Use of Hotjar

We may use Hotjar to collect data about your interactions (e.g. where you click, scroll your mouse, move in between pages) and use it to create visual representations of the experience. Website owners get these insights without tracking your entire IP/MAC address (the information that relates to the device you use). While Hotjar processes your IP address during the duration of your session, the IP address is truncated and thereby de-identified before it is ever written to disk on its servers. This is done by removing the last octet of your full IP address.

Some Hotjar tools, like session recordings, reconstruct the individual actions you took during a website visit; others, like heatmaps, aggregate data points from you and hundreds of other visitors in one report.

But in all cases, by default, personal data that you might enter on the site (for example your phone number) will never reach Hotjar’s servers. When viewing a session recording will only see asterisks (‘***’ ) instead of numbers.

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Cookies that help with our communications and marketing

These cookies improve the relevancy of marketing activity or may be set by third party websites.

We sometimes embed content from social media and other third party websites. These may include YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites and these third party cookies may track your use of this website. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

Blocking Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

For other browsers you should be able to find out how to refuse cookies by performing a Google search.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.