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We use traffic log cookies to track visitor use of individual website pages, to compile statistical reports on website activity and to improve our website by tailoring it to customer needs.

Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and they cannot be used to identify an individual user.

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The cookies used on our site are as follows:

Cookie Set Cookie Name Purpose More information
Essential site cookies


This cookieis essential for thewebsite facilities andis set upon your arrival to the website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Session ID explanation
Essential site cookies


This cookie is essential for the website facilities and is set upon login to the website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics Privacy
Site specificcookie ScottishPrisonService This cookie is set when you log in to the site and is removed from your machine 10 days after visiting the site.
Print view sps_printMode This is used to store yourprint viewchoice. This cookie is deleted after 1 year on your machine.