We are required by law to tell you about how we use cookies and similar tracking technologies and to get your consent for such use, or give you a chance to opt out.

Visitors to our website

We have one main website and a number of smaller sites. When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information such as:

 - the page they are viewing
 - Internet Protocol (IP) address
 - browser type
 - browser language
 - the date and time of the request.

We will not attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the site. We will not associate any data gathered with any personally identifying information from any source. 

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will let you know.  We will make it clear when we will collect personal information and explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by the Care Inspectorate

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 more efficiently as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

To find out more about cookies you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org

We use Google Analytics to track visitors to our site. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all website visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We use a heat mapping software called Hotjar on our website to allow us to gather an aggregated view of users behaviour on the website. The purpose of this aggregated view of users behaviour (e.g. which pages of the website visited, time spent on website page) is to allow us to track and analyse how users engage with the website in order to understand and improve the website design and content. We collect information in a way which does not identify anyone. You can opt-out of being tracked by Hotjar across the website by visiting: https://www.hotjar.com/policies/do-not-track/

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded video's using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Search engine

The search engine on our website is provided by Funnelback.com. When searching our website, a record of your search term is logged and this information is used to help improve our website.

Funnelback's web servers continuously index the content of our site making the search possible.

To delete or reject cookies

We recommend you allow the cookies set by our websites as they help us to provide you with a better service. If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our website address to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. Under these settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.

You can find out more about how to delete and control cookies at the About Cookies website - http://www.aboutcookies.org

If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be some functions on various websites that does not work.

Cookies typically set by Care Inspectorate include:

Session cookies Used by Joomla to make the website function correctly CookieID: 223f6f56825616da6c2d3d4412194d6f
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: Session
CookieID: 27badbb22c5e74eea08480c6a859986a
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: Session
Addthis service Used by the Addthis service to make website sharing function correctly CookieID: __atuvc
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: 2 years
CookieID: __atuvs
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: 30 minutes
Google Analytics Used by the Google Analytic service to monitor website traffic, and search queries. CookieID: _utma
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: 2 years
CookieID: _utmc
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: Session
CookieID: _utmz
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: 6 months
Sharethis service Used by the Sharethis service to make website sharing function correctly CookieID: __stid
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: 1 year
CookieID: __unam
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: 9 months
CookieID: __uset
Coverage: All Pages
Expiry: 4 hours