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They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website managers.

We believe that the cookies across our sites are neither intrusive nor evasive and that they allow us to provide services that teachers could reasonably expect from us.

Our cookies are never used for marketing purposes.

Types of cookies on this site

1. Session Cookies (Essential Site Cookie) – ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is used to provide essential facilities on our site such as MyGTCS. This cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

Find out more about Session ID’s

2. Google Analytics cookies – _utma, _utmb, _utmc,_utmz

These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, including information about the number of visitors to the site, where they’ve come from and the pages they’ve visited.

We use this information to make improvements to the site and your experience of using it.

Read Google Analytics privacy policy.

3. Third-party cookies

These are set by someone other than GTC Scotland.

Some of the content on our webpage may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link to a GTC Scotland webpage, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser.

We have no control over third-party cookies.

How to control cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings.

You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain cookies. Most cookies are easy to delete.

Find out how to control and delete cookies

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