This page explains how and the Edinburgh Bus Tours smartphone app uses any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy. It also explains how we use cookies on this site.

Privacy Policy

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so.

What information do we collect?

We collect two kinds of information from visitors to this site: Personal details in connection with newsletter signups and customer contacts, and site usage information from session cookies and log files.

If you contact us with a customer query, we will record any information you submit through the contact form or via an email to [email protected] or [email protected].

A copy of this information is kept securely by Edinburgh Bus Tours (part of Lothian Buses plc) and will be held until such time you inform Edinburgh Bus Tours otherwise by emailing [email protected] or using our contact form. This information is also stored on back-up tapes to avoid loss of data.

Site usage information – log files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. We store log file information from all our visitors, which we use to inform changes to the layout of the site and to the information on it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personally identifying information.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Policy last updated: August 2013


‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They are primarily used to store information about your preferences and other information which you may need when you visit a website.

Edinburgh Bus Tours may use cookies to count the total number of unique users who are accessing the site over a particular period of time. This information will never be shared with a third party, and is only used to make our systems more efficient. Some content on the Website and/or Services might be served by third parties who may serve cookies on your browser as well, for instance to gauge the effectiveness of a particular piece of content. Please note that this will not enable third parties to access your personal details.

Types of Cookies we use


Manage Cookies

Manage Cookie Settings

You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.

If you are concerned about cookies, you can turn them off in your browser by following the links below. However, if you do this please note that some areas of the site may not work properly.

The following links explain how to block cookies in your browser