Cookie Policy

Scotpulse Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to our digital products and services which include our website ( and the surveys we issue (our “Services”). Whenever you use our Services data may be collected through the use cookies and similar technologies (“cookies”).

In this policy we explain what cookies are, the types of cookies we use on our services, what we use them for and how you can manage and control cookies.

By using our services, without changing your web browser settings, we’ll assume you’re happy to the use of cookies as we describe it in this policy. You can change your web browser settings at any time.

Please note that we update our Cookie Policy from time to time, so please take a fresh read through every so often. if we make significant changes we’ll let you know, either on our Services or by some other means of contact, like email.

If you provide personal data to us, such as your name, address, email address, date of birth, or information that allows us to identify the device you are using, we will use it in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Our Services are owned and operated by STV Central Limited a company registered in Scotland with company number SC142179 and having its registered office at Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1PQ (hereinafter referred to as “ScotPulse”).

If, after reading this policy, you are struggling with cookies or want additional information on cookies used on our services, feel free to contact

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application (“device”). Your web browser then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things specific to you.

2. How long are cookies used for?

Session cookies last only for your session online and do not remain on your device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain after the browser has been closed, are activated each time you visit the site from which it was downloaded and last for as long as the cookie specifies.

3. Why do we use them?

Cookies allow us to collect information about your use of and experience on our Services. They do many different jobs which also help us improve the performance of our Services and make your visits and use our Services as straightforward and efficient as possible.

4. What cookies do we use?

We set one, or more, of the following kinds of cookies on your device when you use our Services.

(i) Strictly Necessary cookies are necessary to enable our Services to operate properly. For example, to allow us to determine whether a panellist is logged in or not and to authenticate panellists after the initial log-in. If your device or browser is not “enabled” to receive them or if your settings have been changed, aspects of our Services will not work for you.

(ii) Functionality cookies enable your device to tell us certain details you have previously entered via our Services. For example, to enable us to determine whether a survey has already been shown to the panellist, to ensure the correct survey is displayed to panellists and enable the panellist to continue the survey from the last answered question upon re-commencing the survey.

(iii) Analytical cookies are operated by Google Analytics on our behalf and help us learn how our Services are being used. They allow us to track how many individual users have used our Services, how often.

(iv) Other organisations’ cookies may be set on pages of our surveys where we include embedded content from other organisations like YouTube. We cannot access or control these cookies. You should check the relevant organisation’s website for information about them.

5. How can you manage and control your cookies?

There are various ways that you can manage and control your cookies, and we outline them below. Please remember that any settings you change will apply not only to our Services but to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).

Most modern browsers will allow you to see the cookies that have been set on your device, to delete or block some or all cookies from being set. If cookies are deleted, preferences will be lost. Deleting cookies will affect some functionality on some or all sites.

You may reject or delete Google Analytics cookies by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Web browser Add-on available here:

The links below take you to the ‘Help’ sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.

Internet Explorer: Firefox:
Google Chrome:
Safari iOS: To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit

6. Finding out more

If you are still struggling with cookies or want a list of all cookies we use on our Services, you can always contact

Last updated 24 May 2018