As the webhost for Digital Tourism Scotland, VisitScotland’s policies and terms and conditions apply.

Cookies are small text files which are delivered onto your computer by websites that you visit. Our use of cookies is integral to both the current visitor experience and how we shape and grow our web-based services in the future.

We also use cookies to ensure the VisitScotland online experience we deliver is relevant and if you are registered for our enewsletter and/or have used our services (whether online or offline previously) to ensure all our services and communications (whether online or offline) are relevant to you.

VisitScotland’s use of cookies is governed by our Privacy Policy (which forms part of our website Terms of Use).

Cookie types

When visiting VisitScotland’s websites you may have the following cookies placed on your computer:

Session cookie

This cookie lasts for the duration of your visit. It is destroyed when you close the browser or navigate away from the VisitScotland site you are browsing.

Session tracking cookie

These cookies are set on your first visit to any of the VisitScotland websites. They last longer than the duration of your stay and are used to help us understand which parts of our sites are regularly visited and how we can improve the service we deliver.

Visit tracking cookie

These cookies are used by VisitScotland to track repeat visitors to our sites. We do this so we can build up a picture of how visitors use our sites and how best to improve our service. These also allow us understand if visitors have booked accommodation through one of our sites.