Cookie Policy

THE SCOTCH WHISKY HERITAGE CENTRE LTD COOKIE POLICY

ABOUT THIS COOKIE POLICY

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy, so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy. It tells you what your rights are in relation to the personal data you give to us.

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact:

Address:

Data Protection Officer
Scotch Whisky Experience
354 Castlehill Edinburgh EH1 2NE
Midlothian, United Kingdom

Telephone0131 220 0441
E-maildpo@scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences, so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site. Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

There are Essential, Functional and Performance cookies. They allow you to navigate our site, log-in, add products to your basket, set the language, display the correct page for the device you are using, verify your details when you make an order and they allow us to process payment for an order. To opt out of these cookies you will need to change the settings on your browser. If you choose to block these cookies our website may not work as it should and any preferences you have may be lost.

There are also advertising cookies set by third-parties such as Google, TripAdvisor and social media sites.

There is more information on how to switch your cookie preferences on and off below.

Cookies issued by our website

Functionality cookies

Used by our site and the widgets within it to give you a functional user experience. These session cookies are temporary. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

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Analytics cookies

Used by Google Analytics to track website users. This data is sent to Google which then has reports that the site owner can access about user's browsing habits. No PII is transmitted, used or stored.

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Advertising cookies

While we do not currently use advertising cookies on our website, the following sites that we link to from within the site may use advertising cookies:

Bookatable
TripAdvisor
YouTube
Google maps

TripAdvisor

These cookies are set by the TripAdvisor widget at the foot of each page. Most of these cookies are set only if the user is logged into a TripAdvisor account. They track the usage of the widget primarily for analytical purposes, although they may be used for personalisation of the user’s experience on the TripAdvisor website. The lifespan for these cookies is three months from set/update.

Google (Analytics, DoubleClick, YouTube, etc.)

These are advertiser cookies which we use to help us to track the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. It enables Google to serve our adverts on other sites based on your browsing history on our page and engagement with our adverts. You can change your preferences about the adverts you see on Google by clicking here www.google.com/settings/ads. You can control and opt-out of Google adverts and other third party cookies here: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

Bookatable.com

We use this service to enable you to make a reservation in our restaurant and the cookies set by Bookatable.com are essential to the functionality of this service. If you opt out of these cookies, this functionality may not behave as designed.

We also use social media buttons on our site which allow you to share content and interact with your social network on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These social media platforms may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control the settings of these cookies, so we suggest you check the social media website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

HOW DO YOU CHANGE COOKIE PREFERENCES OR BLOCK COOKIES?

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, always refuse or delete cookies , or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third-party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.

For further information please refer to https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/

If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.