If you contact us through the First Minister’s Postbag, we collect your name and email address. We use this information to respond to any question you have.
We delete your personal details after three months.
Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis
When users enter the First Minister website their computers will automatically be issued with ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files which identify users’ computers to the First Minister’s server. The website then creates ‘session’ cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining a text-only preference.
|_gat||Session||Used to create and retrieve tracker objects|
|_ga||25/02/15||Part of Google analytics, and is used to distinguish users|
|_utmz||Session||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site|
|_utmt||Session||Used to throttle request rate|
|_utmc||Session||Used to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit along with _utmb|
|_utmb||Session||Used to determine new sessions/visits|
|_utma||25/02/15||Used to distinguish users and sessions|
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