LEZ Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website, and are intended to make websites work as efficiently as they can.

Cookies are sent back and forth between that website’s server and the Internet Browser, allowing the website to carry out various tasks such as remembering your previous browsing behaviour, your preferences, and tracking the number of visitors to the website.

Cookie regulations

The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR), which are enforced by the ICO. You can read more about these regulations here. This link will open in a new tab.

How do the cookie regulations affect me as the website user?

When visiting a website, you may be presented with the option to accept all cookies, or to select which ones you are comfortable keeping in place during your website visit.

The information provided should clearly outline how the cookies work and what they do, so you can make an informed decision on which – if any – cookies you consent to being set up on your computer.

It is a requirement to provide the option to control your cookies because they gather data information about you as a user.

How can I control and manage my cookies?

There are a few ways you can manage your cookies.

The options you are shown when you first visit a website should as a minimum allow you to:

  • Allow all cookies
  • Delete all cookies
  • Manage all cookies.

Selecting this option usually means you will then be shown a list of the cookies in operation. The list will show which cookies are Required (e.g they allow you to log in), and which can be deleted.

Which cookies are in use on the Low Emission Zones website?

The following cookies are used on our website:







Google analytics

The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.

2 years


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This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.

30 minutes



Google Analytics

Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

1 day



Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets this cookie for user behaviour tracking.

1 minute




Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.

2 years


If you visit a LEZ page from a Facebook or Instagram ad, the ad may set a cookie on your computer or device.

We may also use cookies to send you marketing updates on other websites and services such as Facebook and Twitter/X.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the cookies we have in place, please contact us in the following way:

Emailing us at: lowemissionzonesenquiries@gov.scot

Managing cookies in different browsers

The following links provide further information on how to manage cookies within your chosen browser:

Microsoft Edge cookies (this link opens in a new tab)

Internet Explorer cookies (this link opens in a new tab)

Chrome cookies (this link opens in a new tab)

Firefox cookies (this link opens in a new tab)

Safari cookies – on mobile and desktops (this link opens in a new tab)