How this website uses cookies

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Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Taking control over cookies

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better, more personalised, website; by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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Cookies we use

Details of the cookies that we use on this website are listed below:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics - This website uses a statistical analytics tool called 'Google Analytics'. Using statistical analytics tools such as this helps us to anonymously identify how our website is being used by our visitors; we can then use this information to make decisions on how we can improve the usability of our site. Ultimately leading to a better experience for our visitors. The code behind the Google Analytics tool is owned and maintained by Google Inc.

Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed and stored on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for ESPO.

Google Analytics does not track or store any personally identifiable information of this site's visitors nor does it allow any third party to use collected data for this purpose. No data gathered from the site will be associated with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tools. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Either ESPO or Google will not link IP addresses with the identity of the computer user.

To find out more about Google Analytics and the information we receive from it please visit: and refer to the section "Information for Visitors of Sites and Apps Using Google Analytics". To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit:


We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device's IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Other cookies

ASP.NET Session - This cookie is used to track important logical information for the smooth operation of the site


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