Cookie Policy for DataSpot

Last Updated: June 27, 2019

By using or accessing DataSpot’s websites (“Site”), you agree to DataSpot’s use of Cookies as outlined below.

This is the Cookie Policy for DataSpot, accessible from

1. What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

2. How DataSpot uses Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

  • 2.1 Surveys related cookies

    As we develop our application, we may send users that we have been in contact with ".pdf" surveys or questionnaires through email to provide us with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately.

  • 2.2 Forms related cookies

    When you submit data to through a form as that found on our contact page cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

3. The Cookies We Set

3.1 Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

3.2 Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

3.3 Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

3.4 Unclassified

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

DomainCookie NameDescriptionTypeExpiry
dataspot.ca_gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.HTTP2 years
dataspot.ca_gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.HTTP1 day
dataspot.ca_gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.HTTP1 day
google-analytics.comcollectRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.PixelSession
3.5 Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser.

If your browser is not listed here, consult the documentation that your particular browser manufacturer provides. You may also consult your mobile device documentation for information on how to disable cookies on your mobile device. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. However, if you'd like to opt-out (no future tracking) of Google Analytics click Deactivate Google Analytics. Please note that if you have not cleared your cookies or cache, the contents of which may affect autofill functions on the DataSpot site and you are responsible for any such actions.

4. Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

    For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

5. Changes to our Cookie Policy

Please review the “Last Updated” legend at the top of the Cookie Policy to determine when it was last amended. Any changes will become effective on the “Last Updated” date indicated above. By using the Site or providing information to us following such changes, you will have accepted the amended Cookie Policy. If DataSpot is going to use Personal Data collected through the Site in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, then DataSpot will notify users via email and/or by posting a notice on DataSpot’s Site for 30 days prior to such use or by other means as required by law.

Contact Us

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