Cookies are small plain text files that can be placed on your computer by websites, including ours (our “Site”). When you visit our Site it will send cookies to your computer or mobile device, if you return to our website again those cookies are sent back to us and provide us with certain information which helps us to improve your experience of our Site.
Cookies cannot run programs, infect your computer with viruses or scan your computer for personal information.
Cookies provide us with information about the choices you make on our website, help us to make the Site work more efficiently for you and provide us with information to help us improve how our Site works.
We use essential and non-essential cookies. Essential cookies are required to ensure that our website functions correctly. Non-essential cookies gather information about your choices on our Site. The information gathered by cookies cannot be used to identify you. We use the information to monitor and improve your browsing experience as well as provide you with information about SSE products and services which may be of interest to you.
You can find information below about all of the cookies we use and the reasons we use them.
We use these cookies to identify each browsing instance by a visitor to our Site.
We use this cookie to distribute visitor loads across multiple servers, this enables us to provide a better browsing experience for you.
We use this cookie to ensure visitors to our Site are shown the cookies statement when accessing our Site.
Webtrends is a third party analytical tool used to collect information about how you interact with our Site. Using the information collected we are able to improve the browsing experience for visitors.
We also use Google Analytics which provides us with information such as the number of visitors to our website, which are our most visited pages, how long visitors spend on individual pages and the average number of pages viewed by visitors.
Google Analytics works using cookies and does not provide us with any personal information about you. Information about how Google Analytics uses the information it gathers can be found on the Google Analytics website on the link below.
If, at any point in time, you want to delete existing cookies on your computer or mobile device, you can do this through your internet browser settings. Information on how to delete cookies will be available from your internet browser provider.
If you do not want Google Analytics to track your use of websites you can opt out by visiting the link below.
If you choose not to allow, or to delete existing, cookies your experience of our website may be affected. For example, some parts of our website may not work properly or may take longer to load.
There is lots of information about cookies available on the internet which you may find useful, including the website About Cookies.