Cookies

This Revenue Scotland service puts small files onto your phone, tablet or computer. These are known as cookies.

Cookies are used to:

  • remember settings and information that you've entered so that you don't have to keep entering them again
  • measure how you use the service so that we can make sure it meets your needs

Cookies are used to make the service work better for you. They aren't used to identify you personally.

 

How we use cookies

Cookies message

When you visit this Revenue Scotland service you may see a welcome message that allows you to set your cookie preferences. We'll store a cookie to remember your answer so that you don't get asked again.

This is an essential cookie so that the website works.

 

Cookie name Purpose Expires
revscot_cookies Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message 90 days

 

Keeping you signed in

This cookie remembers your progress as you move through the service. This is an essential cookie so that the website works.

Cookie name Purpose Expires
_REV_SCOT_SESSION Tracks your current connection to keep you signed in When you close your browser

 

Measuring usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this service. We do this to improve the service and meet user needs.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the service
  • what you click on while you are visiting the service

We don't collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Cookie name Purpose Expires
_gat# This enables Google Analytics to count the requests from each user. 1 minute
_ga# This helps us to count the number of people who use the Revenue Scotland service by tracking if you've visited before. 2 years
_gid This helps us to count the number of people who use the Revenue Scotland service by tracking if you've visited before. 24 hours

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies (opens in a new window) if you prefer.