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  • Cookies

    This is the Cookie notice for:

    • www.ssen.co.uk
    • powertrack.ssen.co.uk
    • news.ssen.co.uk
    • psrscotland.com
    • ssenfuture.co.uk
    • poweringnetzero.co.uk
    • ssen-ceg.co.uk

    It applies to information collected and used by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks ,which is a trading name of Scottish and Southern Electricity Power Distribution which are members of the SSE Group. When we refer to 'SSE', 'we', 'us', and 'our', we mean any of those SSE entities, as appropriate. This information is collected through instruments known as Cookies and various other technologies, collectively referred to in this Cookie Notice as 'Cookies'. Please review this Cookie Notice and our Privacy Notice.

     

    What are cookies?

    Cookies are small text files transferred and stored by your web browser to your computer or mobile
    device when you visit or use a website. Cookies allow websites to recognise your device and store some
    information about your preferences or past actions.


    Cookies can be considered as 'first party' or 'third party' Cookies depending on the domain that places
    them. First party Cookies are Cookies set by a website visited by the. Third party Cookies are set by a
    domain other than that of the website visited by the user, so if a user visits a website and a third-party
    organisation sets a Cookie through that website, this would be a third-party Cookie.


    Cookies can also be considered as 'persistent' or 'session' Cookies depending on their duration.
    Persistent Cookies remain on a user's device for the time specified in those Cookies. They are activated
    every time that user visits the website that created the Cookies, until the Cookies expire or are disabled
    by the user. Session Cookies allow the actions of a user to be linked during a single browsing session. A
    session starts when a user opens a browser window.

    Why do we use cookies?

    We use Cookies and other similar technologies to collect information about your browsing activity and
    about the device you have used to access our website (including the make, model and operating system,
    IP address, browser type and mobile device identifiers) so we can provide essential features and
    functionality on our website:

    • Monitor and analyse website usage and performance so we can measure the effectiveness of our
      website and improve it (including security)
    • Remember choices you make when visiting our website and recognise you when you return so you don't
      have to remind us
    • Remember certain information about your browsing activity on our website, such as the web pages you
      have viewed and your preferences.
    • This information can then be used to personalise and improve the
      way you interact with our website (for example, displaying content we think might be relevant to you
      based on your previous activity) and inform you of special offers and promotions tailored to your interests
      (where you have consented to receiving marketing communications from us).

    How do we use cookies on this website?

    The Cookies used on our websites can be broken down into four categories:

    • Strictly Necessary
    • Performance
    • Functional
    • Targeting

    Strictly necessary
    These Cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.
    They are usually only set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such
    as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
    You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but then some parts of the site will
    not work.

    Performance
    These Cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve site
    performance. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors
    move around the site.
    If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to
    monitor its performance.

    Functional
    These Cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be
    set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow
    these Cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

    Targeting advertising
    These Cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those
    companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
    These Cookies are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow
    these Cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
    Targeted advertising or remarketing is a type of targeted advertising that displays our adverts on third
    party websites across the internet to users who have previously visited this website. Remarketing
    involves collecting Cookies to inform, optimise and serve adverts based on someone's past visits to this
    website. To opt out of this type of advertising you can use this free Google tool.

    Managing Cookies

    When you visit our websites, you will be presented with a Cookie banner. It gives you the choice to
    accept the use of Cookies on the site or not. It will also present you with a link to our Cookie manager.
    Through the Cookie manager, you can choose to opt-in or opt-out of the types of Cookies active on our
    sites. You can also find out a bit more about what we use them for. Our Cookie manager will only
    remember your preferences for our site for the specific browser that you're using at that time.

    You can manage your cookies settings by clicking the One Trust shield in the lower left corner. Clicking on this shield will display the cookie preference centre and will allow you to change your cookie preferences.

    If you wish to change your Cookie settings generally, you can delete Cookies stored on your computer or
    change your privacy settings at any time via your browser settings.

    Who should I contact with a question or a complaint?

    If you would like to contact us in relation to your rights or if you are unhappy with how we've handled
    your information, you may contact us by sending a letter to:

    Networks Data Protection Team, 2nd Floor, SSEN, Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth PH1 3AQ 

    or Email: 


    networksdataprotection@sse.com

    If you would like to contact our Data Protection Officer, you may do so using the following details:
    Email: GroupDPO@sse.com

    More information

    You can find out more about cookies on the All about cookies website. You can also read our privacy policy.
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    Strictly Necessary

    Name Description Default Expiration Time         Host
    EktGUID This cookie is associated with the Ektron web content management system, and is used to collect anonymous visitor information to enable performance measurement and improvement. It assigns a unique identifier to a user, and usually persists for about one year. 365 days www.ssen.co.uk
    ek_TimezoneOffset Netscaler cookie that helps link sessions for individual users Session www.ssen.co.uk
    OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information. 365 days www.ssen.co.uk
    ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. Session www.ssen.co.uk
    OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. 365 days www.ssen.co.uk
    NSC_wh-xxx.ttfo.dp.vl-ttm This cookie name is associated with the Netscaler load balancing service from Citrix. This is a pattern type cookie with the root being NSC_ and the rest of the name being a unique encrypted alpha numeric identifier for the virtual server it originated from. The cookie is used to ensure traffic and user data is routed to the correct locations where a site is hosted on multiple servers, so that the end user has a consistent experience. Session www.ssen.co.uk
    ContractedDemandTab This cookie manages the tabs on our Contracted Demand Map Session www.ssen.co.uk
  • Performance Cookies

    Name Description Default Expiration Time        Host
    _gat_UA-174634864-1 This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. Session www.ssen.co.uk
    _gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day www.ssen.co.uk
    _ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. 730 days www.ssen.co.uk
    __utma This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners. 730 days www.ssen.co.uk
    _utmv######### This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the type of visitor that visits our website. The cookie determines the user's preferences based on which webpages they visit, so that we may use this data to understand which are the most popular webpages and why people visit the website. Session www.ssen.co.uk
    __utmz This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 183 days www.ssen.co.uk
    __utmc This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors.When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie. Session www.ssen.co.uk
    __utmb This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor. Session www.ssen.co.uk
    __utmt This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes Session www.ssen.co.uk
    aka_debug 3rd Party cookie. When a embedded Vimeo video is used on this site, this cookie is set to hold information about the player and the visitor interacting with the player to allow them to diagnose any problems the player might encounter and to improve. Session akamaized.net
  • Functionality Cookies

    Name     Description Default Expiration Time       Host
    ecm This cookie is associated with the Ektron web content management system. It stores a range of data elements in an Ektron powered website, which is configurable by the site manager. For example it can contain user identifiers, language/culture codes, or device information like screen size. This data might be used to perform a range of different functions for the site. It is usually a session cookie. Session www.ssen.co.uk
    Recite_Session Manages user sessions for recite me users Session api.reciteme.com
    vuid This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing 730 days vimeo.com
  • Targeting Cookies

    Name Description Default Expiration Time            Host
    _fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers 90 days www.ssen.co.uk
    YSC YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Session youtube.com
    CONSENT YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Persistent youtube.com
    lang This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. Session cdn.syndication.twimg.com
    VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos 180 days youtube.com