Use of cookies by the Scottish Assessors Portal

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

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Name(s)

Purpose

More information

Google Analytics

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_utmb
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These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Site Session Cookie

PHPSESSID

This cookie is essential and is used to store non-personal information about site searches. It is also used for online transactional services (for example Online Rent Returns), to allow the user to leave a session and then return later at the point where they left.

Site Cookie Message

saacookiepolicy

This cookie records that a visitor has been shown the cookie policy banner so they are not shown it again.