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Cookie Policy

(Last updated August 2018)

The Society for Professional Data Managers (SPDM) uses cookies and similar techniques (collectively called cookies) on our website and in our services to enhance your experience with us. By using our website and therefore agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

You can also read our Privacy Policy [link] to find out more about how we handle personal information.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing a unique identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser on the user’s PC or other device used to visit our website. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website. Although cookies identify different users, they do not contain any personally identifiable information.

Cookies can be generalised into two types:

  • Persistent cookies: These cookies are left on a device until they are removed or they expire. How long a persistent cookie is stored depends on the specific cookie's lifetime and on the user’s browser settings.
  • Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that are deleted at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies on this website

SPDM uses both persistent and session cookies, to track usage of our website and facilitate functions such as our web-based mailing list registration.

Third-party cookies

Third party cookies come from other domain sources that have items embedded in our website.

We use third-party cookies for the purpose of enabling Google Analytics. These cookies enable us to analyse user traffic by identifying unique visitors and browsing sessions. Without these cookies our website would still function, but we would not be able to compile statistics to make informed decisions about how useful our content is to users.

How we use cookie information

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. As an example, we may compare address locations of registered members to the locations of users visiting our website. This will always be done at an aggregated level, such as ‘city’ – never at an individual user level.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the purposes of administering our website, improving your browsing experience, compiling anonymised user statistics, improving our membership offering, and communicating with you about our membership offering.

Any use of your personal information will strictly abide by our Privacy Policy [link], and in particular we will never share your personal information with any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Blocking and deleting cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse acceptance of cookies, or to delete cookies yourself. Please refer to your browser’s help guides for further information.

Policy amendments

We may update this cookie policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Our contact information

If you have any queries relating to this cookie policy or the processing of your personal information, please contact us at

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