What cookies are, how we use them, and how you can manage them

This cookie policy page relates to cookies used on the Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel (SFPAP) website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, and are intended to make websites work as efficiently as they can.

Cookies are sent to and from that website’s server and the Internet Browser, allowing the website to remember your previous browsing behaviour, your preferences, and to track the number of visitors coming to the website.

Cookie regulations

The rules on cookies are covered by PECR, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, which are enforced by the ICO. You can find out more about these regulations on this ICO web page.

What does a cookie policy mean?

When you arrive on the SFPAP website you may be presented with the option to accept all cookies, or choose which ones you are happy to keep in place during your visit.

The information provided to you is intended to clearly outline how the cookies work and what they do so you can make an informed decision on which – if any – cookies you consent to being set up.

It is a requirement to provide the option to control your cookies because they gather data information about you as a user. The cookies used do not identify anyone personally.

How can I control and manage my cookies?

There are a few ways you can manage your cookies.

The options you are shown when you first visit a website should as a minimum allow you to:

  • Allow all cookies
  • Delete all cookies
  • Manage all cookies.

Selecting this option usually means you will then be shown a list of the cookies in operation. The list will show which cookies are Necessary (for example, they enable you to log into a system), and which can be deleted.

Which cookies are in use on the SFPAP website?

The following cookies are used on our website:

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
_ga Google to store and count page views. 2 Years HTTP
_ga_6H81G7M3H6 Google to store and count page views. 2 Years HTTP
__stripe_mid Stripe to provide fraud prevention. 1 Year HTTP
_grecaptcha Google reCAPTCHA to provide spam protection. 6 months HTTP

Contact us

If you have any questions about the cookies we have in place, please contact us in one of the following ways:

Email us at

Write to us at:

Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel
C/O Floor 7
Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU

Managing cookies in different browsers

The following links provide further information on how to manage cookies within your chosen browser:


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