Cookies

Cookie Information

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. We assume that you are happy to receive all the cookies that your browser settings allow. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

SMS Plc will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by SMS Plc websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

How to control and delete cookies

Alternatively, visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to online resources for your mobile phone operating system e.g. Google Android, Apple IOS etc.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the SMS Plc website.

SMS Plc and our other websites use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.

Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

SMS Plc uses the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content services throughout the site. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects – or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known – are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user’s terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

How to disable Flash Cookies:

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like Scottish-enterprise.com or for all websites.

Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.

Cookies set by third party sites

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. SMS Plc does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Most browsers will give you the option to accept cookies from websites while blocking those from third parties. Check your browser’s Help for details, or visit the About cookies website for more information.

Again, most browsers will give you the option to block these cookies if you wish, although it may prevent you from being able to use these services if you do.

 

Functional cookies

Cookie name Cookie description Default expiration
time
Cookie
provider
ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server Session First Party
UMB_UCONTEXT These are backend specific cookies. They are only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website. They are used in maintaining the session state of the logged in user. Session Umbraco
XSRF-V,
XSRF-TOKEN
These cookies are used to prevent cross-site scripting attacks for your safety Session Umbraco

Google Analytics

Cookie name Cookie description Default expiration
time
Cookie
provider
_gid The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. 24 hours First party and
vimeo.com
_ga Used to distinguish users to calculate visitor, session and campaign data 2 years First party and
_gcl_au The cookie is used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. 3 months First party

Targeting/Advertising

Cookie name Cookie description Default expiration
time
Cookie
provider
APISID,
SAPISID,
SSID,
These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions., SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube. 2 years google.com
SIDCC This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. 1 year google.com
SID Google uses security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties. 2 years google.com
HSID Contains encrypted entries of your Google account and the last login time to protect against attacks and data theft from form entries. 2 years google.com
1P_JAR, This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. 1 month google.com,
gstatic.com
NID The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. 1 year google.com
__Secure-3PSID,
__Secure-1PSID
__Secure-3PAPISID,
__Secure-1PAPISID
Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising 2 years google.com
__Secure-3PSIDCC Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising 1 year google.com
OTZ This cookie is set to collect information on user behaviour and navigation which is used to optimize the website 1 month google.com
IDE, DSID, RUL These cookies set by a third party (DoubleClick) and are used for serving targeted advertisements that
are relevant to you across the web.
1.5 year doubleclick.com
DV Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes 1 day www.google.com

YouTube Videos

Cookie name Cookie description Default expiration
time
Cookie
provider
YSC This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video Session www.youtube.com
PREF This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video Session youtube.com
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old. 8 months from set/update youtube.com

LinkedIn

Cookie name Cookie description Default expiration time Cookie provider
lidc To facilitate data center selection 24 hours linkedin.com
s_ppv Used by Adobe Analytics to retain and fetch what percentage of a page was viewed Session Adobe
s_tslv Used to retain and fetch time since last visit in Adobe Analytics 6 months Adobe
s_ips Tracks percent of page viewed 2 years Adobe
s_tp Tracks percent of page viewed 2 years Adobe
Lms_analytics, lms_ads Used to identify LinkedIn Members in the Designated Countries for analytics 30 days LinkedIn
bcookie Browser Identifier cookie to uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform 2 years LinkedIn
UserMatchHistory LinkedIn Ads ID syncing 30 days LinkedIn
AnalyticsSyncHistory Used to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries 30 days LinkedIn