The Data Protection Network is operated by Data Protection Network Associates Ltd (“DPN Associates”). Our company registration number is 12568068.
What are cookies?
A cookie is just a simple text file which contains an identifier used to store basic information and settings relating to your device and preferences. To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are really useful because they allow our website to ‘recognise’ you via your device and recall your settings and preferences from previous visits. This helps us in a number of ways, explained in the next section.
The first time you visit our website via a particular device (e.g. your laptop or mobile), we will provide a clear on-screen notification about our cookies and give you the choice if you accept them, decline them or find out more.
If you accept cookies our website will place the relevant cookies on your device. The next time you visit the website, your device will check to find the relevant cookies and, if your device has them, it sends the cookie information back to the website.
Which types of cookie do we use?
The cookies used by Data Protection Network and our service providers are explained in the table below.
|wordpress_test_cookie||DPN||Browsing session||Used on sites built with WordPress. Tests whether or not your browser has cookies enabled.|
|cb-enabled||DPN||365 days||This cookie help the site to identify when to display a cookie notification. It is used to record when the user has dismissed the notice to prevent it re-appearing on return visits.|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||DPN||365 days||This cookie is set after visitors have seen DPN’s cookie information notice and, in some cases only, when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.|
|OptanonConsent||DPN||365 days||This cookie stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given.|
|dpn_nl_signup||DPN||7 days||This cookie is associated with DPN’s newsletter sign-up banner and limits how frequently the newsletter pop-up banner appears.|
|Persistent||These cookie are used to distinguish between genuine humans and bots (which may be used to attack the website).|
|Category: Analysis & Performance|
| Google Analytics cookies
|Google Analytics cookies gather information for us about how people browse around our website. This information is used only to create anonymised reports about the onsite behaviour of our visitors. For example, to find out how many visitors the site had, which countries they came from, which pages are most popular, how long they stayed on each page, and so on. We also use Google Analytics to track visits to our website from the emails we send out.
These reports provide useful information which helps us to manage the website and improve our users’ experience of the site. For more information on Google Analytics, click here or read Google’s information about ‘Safeguarding you data’
|pmpro_visit||DPN||Browsing session||This cookie used by WordPress counts the number of visits to the website.|
|_widgetsettings||Persistent||This cookie allows visitors to share content from the website on to their Twitter profile.|
Your right to manage cookies
If you would like to change your cookie preferences, please use the “Cookie Settings” option in the website footer.
Most modern browsers allow you to manage the cookies saved on your device. If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive one, then choose to decline it. You can also clear your cache at any time you wish. For more information you may wish to check the cookie controls in your browser.
If you have questions
If you have any questions about this Cookie Notice, or would like to contact us about any other matter, you can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated December 2020
The information provided and the opinions expressed in this document represent the views of the Data Protection Network. They do not constitute legal advice and cannot be construed as offering comprehensive guidance on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or other statutory measures referred to.