This Cookie Policy applies to your use of our website (, regardless of the platform you use to access it.   Our website is owned and operated by STV Group plc, a company registered in Scotland with company number SC203873 and having its registered office at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1PQ. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, the types of cookies we use on our website, what we use them for and how you can manage and control cookies.     Please note that we reserve the right to update our Cookie Policy from time to time, so please take a fresh read through every so often. If we make significant changes, we will make that clear on our website.


A cookie is a small amount of data which often contains a unique identifier that is sent to the web browser on your computer, smart phone, tablet or other electronic device (“device”) when you visit a website. If your web browser settings allow it, such cookies are stored on your device’s hard drive and are read by the website on each subsequent visit.

When you use our website, the pages you view (along with a cookie) are downloaded to your device. This enables us to find out whether a device (and probably its user) has accessed our website before.

Cookies do many different jobs. They let you move from web page to page efficiently. They allow us to collect data about your experience of our website which helps us improve its performance and make your visits and use as straightforward, efficient and enjoyable as possible.

Some cookies are erased when you close the website on your browser. Others stay longer and are saved onto your device so that they’re there when you come back.


The following types of cookies are used on our website.

  1. Strictly Necessary cookies are necessary to enable our website to operate properly. They enable core functionality such as page navigation.

  2. Analytics cookies are operated by Google Analytics on our behalf and help us learn how our website is being used. Analytics cookies allow us to collect information such as how many users have accessed our website, how often users visit the websites and what pages they visit on the website.

Some cookies used on our website are set by us and others are set by third parties who provide analytics and/or functionality embedded in or connected to our website. These are as follows:

Strictly Necessary Cookies



Set by Civic when the user accepts the cookie policy.3 months


Used by Vimeo. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video.2 years


Used by Vimeo. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video.1 year


Used by Vimeo. This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for us as it allows us to make valid reports on the use of our website.30 min
AWSALBCORS, AWSALBUsed by Brighter IR. These cookies are used by Brighter IR to manage traffic and to provide load balancing functionality which improves application availability and responsiveness and prevents server overload.1 week

Analytics Cookies



This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to throttle the request rate. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve the website.1 minute


This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the referring website, and the pages visited.

1 day


This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data and keep track of website usage for the website's analytics report. This cookie assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.2 years


By using our website you, accept that the cookies may be used in accordance with this Cookie Policy. Our cookie preference tools on our website, will allow you to disable Analytics cookies. We don’t allow you to disable Strictly Necessary cookies but you can block most cookies by activating the settings on your web browser. Your web browser may allow you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website, or you may experience reduced functionality. Unless you have adjusted your web browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website.

The links below take you to the website of some of the major browsers where you can find out more about how to manage the cookies they set.

Google Chrome:



Microsoft Edge:

Internet Explorer:

Safari OSX:

Safari iOS:


With new devices being created all the time, including tablets and phones, it is not possible to list every web browser for every device. It may be best to consult the manufacturer’s websites for further instructions regarding cookies.


To find out more about cookies, including how to disable or enable them visit If you would like more information on our use of cookies, feel free to contact us at

Last updated: 30 August 2022