The Scottish Government seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and the Scottish Government cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. The Scottish Government cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Scottish Government is the sole owner of the information collected on www.letsgetonline.scot. The Scottish Government processes personal data for the purposes of aiding its work with the Scottish Ministers to improve the well-being of Scotland and its people.

Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis

When users enter the Let’s Get Online website their computers will automatically be issued with ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files which identify users’ computers to the Let’s Get Online 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.

The Let’s Get Online website uses cookies to measure use of the website including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development. For this purpose, the Government uses web analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected by the Scottish Government will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.

Cookie Description

_gat – Used to create and retrieve tracker objects
_ga – Part of Google analytics, and is used to distinguish users
_utmz – Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site
_utmt – Used to throttle request rate
_utmc – Used to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit along with _utmb
_utmb – Used to determine new sessions/visits
_utma – Used to distinguish users and sessions

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Phone: 08457 741 741 [charged at the local call rate from any landline within the United Kingdom]
Email: ceu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Postal address: Digital Scotland, Let’s Get Online Website, 3W.03, St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG, U.K.
Web site URL: http://www.gov.scot