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Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. We do not use cookies for marketing purposes.

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to make our site as useful as possible to you. You can choose to set your browser to refuse all cookies, but please be aware that there may be functionality on this, and other websites, that will not work.

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on our website. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.

Cookies Used

Information about the cookies we use is listed below.

Cookie: Essential site cookie
Name: ASPSessionID
Purpose: This cookie is essential for various parts of the website to function properly. This cookie is deleted when you close your Internet browser.
Expires: When user exits browser

Cookie: Essential site cookie
Name: pension
Purpose: This cookie is essential for users to log in to secure areas of the website. This cookie expires after ten days, unless you have set your browser preferences to clear cookies on closing.
Expires: After 10 days

Cookie: Google Universal Analytics
Name: _ga
Purpose: This cookie is used to distinguish individual users and tracks data such as the number of visitors, page views and length of time on the site.
Expires: After 2 years

Cookie: Google Universal Analytics
Name: _gid
Purpose: This cookie is used to distinguish individual users and track data such as the number of visitors, page view and length of time of the site.
Expires: After 24hrs

Cookie: Google Universal Analytics
Name: _gat
Purpose: Used to throttle request rates (i.e. manage site demand) and reduce network congestion and overloading the servers.
Expires: After 10 minutes

The cookies used by Google Analytics do not allow the North East Scotland Pension Fund or Google to identify users personally as no personal information or data is tracked. Information that is collated such as visitor numbers, traffic source and page views are not shared by the Fund or Google, as per Google's privacy policy. These statistics are only use to measure traffic on our website and improve the site for users.

You can opt out of Google Analytics here. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.



  • Information which you supply using electronic forms on our web site will only be used for the purpose(s) stated on the form.
  • Information you give to us in emails will only be used for the purpose for which (we reasonably believe) you give it to us.
  • Information you provide us with may be used for statistical analysis but will not be used in any way (other than for its original purpose) which enables you to be identified.
  • You will not receive unsolicited paper or electronic mail as a consequence of submitting an electronic form unless we explicitly ask for and receive your permission.
  • If you e-mail us, we will not send unsolicited emails to your address unless we explicitly request and receive your permission.
  • We do not use cookies for collecting personal information about visitors to the site and we will not collect any information about you except that which is necessary for system administration of the web server.
  • We carry links from this web site to other sites which we believe to to hold information you may find useful. We are unable to guarantee that these links will always work and we make no representations as to the quality or accuracy of the sites nor their terms of operation (for example their policy on privacy).

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