Cookies Policy

Scott Logic Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

This Cookies Policy (the Policy) (together with our Privacy Policy and any other documents referred to in this Policy) explains how we use any personal information about you that we collect when you use the Scott Logic website ( and any of our other online products, sub-sites and all other websites owned, operated and controlled by us (collectively, the Website). Please read these documents carefully.

This Cookies Policy sets out how we use cookies when you use the Website. We process your personal data using technology such as cookies in order to analyse our traffic, deliver customised experiences for you, and to serve advertising.

What are cookies?

Cookies are widely used to allow online and mobile sites to function efficiently and are often small text files that (depending on your browser settings) are deposited on your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device when you visit a site. The cookies may be sent back to that site when you visit again, and may then be used by the server to identify and track your use of the Website.

The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience. Because Scott Logic Limited respects your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some preferences.

This page describes what information they gather, how we use that information and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. It also explains how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however, this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site's functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

The cookies we set

The cookies used for the Website do not contain any information that, in itself, personally identifies you and do not provide us with access to the rest of your device. We may, however, associate the information contained in cookies with personal information that you have provided to us separately. In addition, they may be used in the creation of targeted advertising, e.g. remarketing.

Here are the cookies we use on the Website and details of what each of the cookies is used for:

Google Analytics cookies

Cookie name: _ga

Expiration time: 2 years

Description: Used to distinguish users.

Cookie name: _gid

Expiration time: 24 hours

Description: Used to distinguish users.

Cookie name: _gat

Expiration time: 1 minute

Description: Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

Cookie name: AMP_TOKEN

Expiration time: 30 seconds to 1 year

Description: Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

Cookie name: _gac_<property-id>

Expiration time: 90 days

Description: Contains campaign-related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt out. Learn more.

Cookie name: __utma

Expiration time: 2 years from set/update

Description: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Cookie name: __utmt

Expiration time: 10 minutes

Description: Used to throttle request rate.

Cookie name: __utmb

Expiration time: 30 minutes from set/update

Description: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Cookie name: __utmb

Expiration time: End of browser session

Description: Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Cookie name: __utmz

Expiration time: 6 months from set/update

Description: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Cookie name: __utmv

Expiration time: 2 years from set/update

Description: Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. inc. cookies

Cookie names: visitor_id and pi_opt_in

Expiration time: 3650 days

Description: The visitor cookie is composed of a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for Scott Logic’s account. For example, the cookie name “visitor_id12345” stores the visitor value “1010101010”, and “12345” is the account identifier. This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code.

The pi_opt_in cookie is set with a true or false value when the visitor opts in or out of tracking.

LinkedIn cookies

Cookie names: BizoCustomSegments, BizoData, BizoID, and BizoUserMatchHistory

Expiration time: 6 months

Description: These cookies are used as part of LinkedIn Insights and ad tags to track visitors from our LinkedIn marketing.

LinkedIn Cookie Policy

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Third-party cookies

We use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through the Website.

The Website uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web that helps us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

The information generated by the Google Analytics cookies about your use of the Website (including your IP address) is anonymous (i.e. it does not identify you personally) and will be sent to Google and held on Google’s servers in the USA in accordance with Google’s privacy policy. Please note that Google may also transfer Google-held information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. Google offers an ‘opt-out’ browser which enables website users to prevent data from being used by Google Analytics. To use this browser, please visit; however, please read the paragraph below on disabling cookies before doing so.

The Website uses tracking cookies from LinkedIn Corporation and, inc. in relation to marketing content selection, delivery and reporting. This may include the collection of information, and combination with previously collected information, to select and deliver content to you through marketing activities, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such content. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select content, processing data about what content was shown, how often or how long it was shown when and where it was shown, and whether you took any action related to the content, including for example clicking on content.

Disabling cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Further information on rejection and deletion of cookies is provided at

More information

If you have any questions on this Policy or our use of cookies, you can email us at

Changes to this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review and we may, from time to time, update or otherwise modify this Policy. We will notify you of any changes to this Policy by posting the modified Policy on the Website. If you then continue to use the Website, you will be confirming your consent to our use of cookies or your information as set out in the modified Policy. You are encouraged to check the terms of this Policy whenever you visit the Website.

This policy was last modified on 31 October 2019.