Cookies

In common with other websites we use cookies to ensure that you get the most out of the site and to improve the service we offer. A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you access a website. The text file is then sent back to the server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser you are using.

Some cookies we use are necessary for our website to function properly and to enable you to move around the site and use its features. In addition we also use so called “functional” cookies, which allow our website to remember choices you’ve made in relation to the website, so as to provide a more personalised and enhanced user experience. Examples of the functional cookies we use on the site, and the information we collect through the use of those cookies, include those that remember details about your account preferences, including your password and login details, your search history and adverts you have posted to the site, the types of alerts and newsletters you have opted to receive and the types of adverts you are interested in hearing about.

As mentioned above, we may also use an analytics service provider, such as Google Analytics, for website traffic analysis and reporting. Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies that are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to the website may be used to create reports about the use of the website – the analytics service provider will store this information. Individual users will not be identifiable from this information.

In addition, we are also using the following types of cookies on the site:

Google AdWords

Using Google AdWords code, we are able to see which pages helped lead to registering and, where applicable, upgrading. This allows us to make better use of our paid search budget on Google. You can also choose to opt-out of AdWords remarketing here.

DoubleClick

We use Google Analytics remarketing codes to log when users view specific pages or take specific actions on the website. This allows us to provide targeted advertising in the future when you browse other websites.

Visual DNA

We use a VisualDNA tag to anonymously collect information about users’ browsing activity on our website (this does not include names, addresses or any other personal information). This information is linked to a cookie that VisualDNA sets in your browser. This information allows us and VisualDNA to build a profile so that your online experience can be made more relevant to your specific interests. You have the right to opt out from VisualDNA’s service by clicking here and choosing the ‘Cookie Settings’ option. VisualDNA does not store or share personally identifiable information with any third party, other than in anonymised, aggregated form.

Turning Off Cookies

If you don’t want us to install cookies on your computer for these purposes, you can change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari

We recommend you don’t turn cookies off when using Spare Desks as this may prevent you from using many of the services on the site. However, please note that if you continue to browse our website you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this privacy policy.

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