Our cookies policy for the ScotLIS website

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When you use this website, your computer will be automatically issued with cookies.

Cookies are small text files which identify your computer to our server. They're used to:

  • measure how you use the site
  • remember your preferences and personalise your experience as you move around the site

You'll see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer. We don't use cookies to identify you personally.

Session cookies

This site issues session cookies, which are used to remember your progress through the pages. These cookies don't store personal data, and expire when you close your browser. We also issue a cookie to ensure you don't see the 'about cookies' message after your first visit.

Google Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. Google Analytics issues several cookies, which record:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to this site
  • what you click on while you're on this site

Read more information about cookies.

Hotjar cookies

We use hotjar cookies to create pop-up surveys on ScotLIS.

If a hotjar survey is active, it issues several cookies to make sure:

  • you are only invited to participate once
  • if you answer a survey you're not invited again
  • if you opt out of answering a survey you're not invited again
  • if you minimise the survey it doesn't keep popping up

Find out what types of hotjar cookies Registers of Scotland uses on the RoS cookies page.

Other hotjar tracking software

From time to time we will use other types of hotjar software on the ScotLIS website to allow us to aggregate and analyse site usage.

Hotjar tracks a limited, randomised selection of site interactions, and aggregates them to create a visual 'heatmap'. It doesn't collect any user data. We use it to identify any difficulties site visitors are having with the pages and make improvements.

Hotjar records:

  • the length of user sessions
  • the pages visited
  • the type of devices used (eg mobile, desktop or tablet)
  • where users click, tap and scroll