RCAHMS (who operate scotlandsruralpast.org.uk) takes your privacy seriously. We do not collect any personal details about you on our website but we do use Google Analytics to view aggregate statistics and gain a better understanding of how our site visitors use our web site. Participants who wish to use our online submission form will be required to share their name and email address which will stored securely and only used for the purpose of administering your login account.
Google Analytics is a web statistics service provided by Google. When you visit our site, a small script operates in the background to retrieve summary information about your use of our site which is stored by Google for collation into aggregate reports. Our staff can then query this data for useful metrics across all visits such as time on site, type of browser, most popular pages and so on.
Website logs are standard across all web sites and record each request for information that is processed by the website server. RCAHMS uses log files to record some basic information about activity on the website and we analyse this to provide further statistics on web site use and in some cases to help with understanding usability issues