Dataspire and internet cookies
There are two main types of cookie. A session cookie is used in order to allow the services that you request during the session to be provided. Once you close your browser, session cookies simply terminate. An example of the information that a session cookie might capture is information about the products in your basket as you go through the purchase checkout process on a web site. A persistent cookie is stored on your hard disk and does not terminate when you close your browser. This means that the web site will remember your information and settings if you revisit it in the future, making access faster and more convenient. In addition, some persistent cookies are used for marketing analytics.
Cookies allow our websites to function fully in order to deliver our products and services to you. They may also help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service to you.
For example, a cookie allows us to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience. If it is an e-commerce site, a cookie will remember where you are in the order process and your shopping basket to be kept separate from other users. It also enables us to automatically complete some of the forms when you subsequently use them. The creation of a cookie on your computer does not give the website any access to other information such as your email address.
How can you reject cookies?
You may refuse to accept all types of cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting, certain sections within our websites will not be able to function as expected.
More information about what cookies are, why they are used, and also how you can reject and delete them, is usually found in your browser’s help section.
We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.
Information about cookies on this site
Information on specific cookies used in any Dataspire site is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org