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Data collected when visiting the National Data Platform website.

Use of Cookies on NES websites

A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. This NES site uses various types of cookie. These cookies are used to make our websites run more efficiently. They also allow our web server to remember and store your preferences as you travel around our pages.

Strictly necessary cookies (*) enable core functionality, allowing you to move around the website and use its features. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. They can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

The table below describes the use of cookies on the National Data Platform website.

Cookie name Purpose Expiry Category
.AspNetCore.Antiforgery.# Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. Session Necessary
AI_buffer Used in context with the "AI_sentBuffer" in order to limit the number of data-server-updates (Azure). Thissynergy also allows the website to detect any duplicate data-server-updates. Session Necessary
AI_sentBuffer  Used in context with the "AI_buffer" in order to limit the number of data-server-updates (Azure). This synergy also allows the website to detect any duplicate data-server-updates. Session Necessary
ai_session Preserves users states across page requests. 1 Day Necessary
ARRAffinity Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times. Session Necessary
ARRAffinitySameSite Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times. Session Necessary
CookieControl Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consentbox will not be presented again upon re-entry. 3 months Necessary
ai_user Used by Microsoft Application Insights software to collect statistical usage and telemetry information. Thecookie stores a unique identifier to recognize users on returning visits over time. 1 year Statistics
_ga Google Analytics
to store and count pageviews.
2 years Statistics
_gid Google Analytics - Used to distinguish users. 24 hours Statistics
_ga_<container-id> Google Analytics -   Used to persist session state. 2 years Statistics

 

Collection and use of technical information

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are sometimes logged and collected in the Turas Hosting platform (Microsoft Azure).

We will make no attempt to identify individual users. However, it should be noted that access to web pages will generally create log file entries in the systems of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network services provider.

Log files of all requests for files on Microsoft Azure may be maintained and analysed. Aggregated analyses of these log files are used to monitor website usage. These analyses are used to allow us to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our websites. All log file information collected by NES is kept secure and is not provided to any third parties

If you are unsure about who to contact about your information rights, please get in touch with the NES Data Protection Officer in the first instance.

Email: foidp@nes.scot.nhs.uk

You can also find further high level information on your rights in the NES main privacy notice.

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