Cookie Policy

This policy (“Cookies Policy”) is issued by Underbelly Limited (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this Cookies Policy), and applies to our use of “cookies” in connection with the website https://www.edinburghshogmanay.com ("Website").

By continuing to use our Website, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer in accordance with the terms of this Cookie Policy. Please read this cookie policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use this Website.

1.     WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS

This Cookie Policy sets out:

  • what a cookie is (paragraph 2);
  • an overview of the cookies we use (paragraph 3);
  • what you can do if you do not agree to the cookie use (paragraph 4);
  • further information about cookies in general (paragraph 5); and   
  • a detailed table listing all of the cookies that we use (paragraph 6).

If you don’t want to accept cookies in connection with your use of the Website, you should stop using it or turn off your cookies (see paragraph 4 below for how to do this) but this may impact how the Website functions.

For reference, our privacy policy sets out full details of the other information we may collect and how we may use your personal information and can be accessed here: [insert link].

2.     WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and may be stored on any of your devices that enable internet usage e.g. your computer, smartphone or tablet - like a memory for a web page.

3.     COOKIES USED ON THE WEBSITE

We use several different types of cookies. In particular, we use: necessary cookies which allow certain fundamental features of the Website to work; functionality cookies, which allow us to remember choices you make (e.g. your cookie preference); and performance cookies, which monitors usage of the Website. We also use third party cookies - these are cookies that are set by a third party website rather than by us.

Some of these are session cookies which are temporary and allow us to link your actions during a single use of the Website. These are deleted at the end of your browsing session Others are persistent cookies which remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. These cookies help us to identify you as a unique user (by storing a randomly generated number).

The following is a more detailed explanation of the types of cookies we use:

a. necessary cookies

Necessary cookies are essential and help you navigate the Website. This helps to support security and basic functionality and are necessary for the proper operation of the Website, so if you block these cookies we can't guarantee your use or the security during your visit.

b. functionality cookies

Functionality cookies are used to provide you the best user experience. These cookies are, for instance, used to provide our online ticketing service. It also allows the Website to remember choices made (like turning off use of cookies) to provide more personal features.

c. performance cookies

Performance cookies help us to understand the behaviour of users of the Website. This allows us to continuously improve the Website to provide the best recruitment experience. These cookies are also used to help us understand how effective our Website is; for instance these cookies tell us which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. All of the information that these cookies collect is aggregated, to assist us to improve how the Website works. Some of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications for further information. In particular, we use Google Analytics cookies to obtain an overall view of user habits and volumes, and to help improve the overall experience on the Website. 

Google Analytics is a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc, which uses performance cookies and targeting cookies. The information generated by these cookies about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc on servers in the United States. Google will use the information collected for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Website on our behalf, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to activity and internet usage to us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as described above. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. This creates an opt-out cookie which prevents the further processing of your data. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy.

If you prevent these cookies, we cannot guarantee how the Website will perform for you.

4.     CONTROL YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS

Once you have given us your agreement to the use of cookies, we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. If you wish to withdraw your agreement at any time, you will need to delete our cookies using your internet browser settings. You should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use. Please be aware that some of our services will not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your internet browser. The following links may assist you in managing your cookies settings, or you can use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details:

If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies may affect all users of that computer.

5.     OTHER INFORMATION

The following links contain further information about cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/ and http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy. In addition, a guide to online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found:

6.      COOKIE USE

Below is a full list of the cookies used: 

1. NECESSARY COOKIES (See section 3a of this Policy)

NAME

PERSISTENCY

DESCRIPTION

FUNCTION

CraftSessionId

Session – when you close the browser

This cookie holds a unique identifier for each user visiting the website.

Enables us to provide services to you.

CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN

Session – when you close the browser

Holds CSRF Token

CSRF is used to protect the website against malicious cross-site scripting attacks.

2. FUNCTIONAL COOKIES (See section 3b of this Policy)

NAME

PERSISTENCY

DESCRIPTION

FUNCTION

seenCookieNotice

1 year

Stores whether or not you have seen the website’s cookie notice

Allows us to only display the cookie notice once on the first page the user visits.

3. PERFORMANCE COOKIES (See section 3c of this Policy)

NAME

PERSISTENCY

DESCRIPTION

FUNCTION

_ga

Expires 2 years from date set

Google Analytics Cookie

Used to determine unique visitors to the website.