This page explains how we use any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so.
We collect site usage information from session cookies and log files.
Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. The Weather (the technology provider for the website), Story UK (Agency for The Scottish Government) and The Scottish Government puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to inform changes to the layout of the site and to the information on it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information.