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1. The website installs ‘cookies’ on user’s computers. A cookie is a small amount of data, including an anonymous unique identifier sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive to enable functions such as auto login, if your browser’s preferences allow it. To protect your privacy your browser only permits to access the cookie it has already sent you.

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4. Other third party cookies – on some pages of the website you may notice that cookies have been set that are not related to VAO. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. These anonymous cookies may be set by that third party to track the success of their application or to customise their application to you. VAO does not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

5. Further information on cookies and their use can be found on the website of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations at

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