Cookies & Privacy policy

This privacy policy is for and served by Despark. It governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

Fairness and transparency

Working in the media taught us how to tell stories, organize information, and make complex concepts easy to understand — experiences that continue to guide us. We’re always asking questions, trying to get at the heart of the problem before looking for a solution.

Today, Upstatement works with a wide range of clients. You might be a publisher, a product owner, or simply have an idea you want to share with the world. Our work is unified by strong stories that transcend industry and audience. Every project is driven by a process that emphasizes research and problem definition, followed by an agile, iterative design/build phase.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.


Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

About Cookies

Cookies consist of pieces of text, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies on our website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

We will send to you the following cookies:


This is the main way Google Analytics tracks unique visitors. Stored in this cookie is a unique visitor ID, the date and time of their first visit, the time their current visit started and the total number of visits they have made.

The __utma cookie is a persistent cookie that expires in two years. With each new visit, the expiration date is refreshed.


This is how Google Analytics decides whether a visit has timed out and also how deep a visit has gotten. It stores the number of pageviews in the current visit and the start time of the visitor's current visit.

The __utmb cookie is a persistent cookie and each pageview refreshes it. (Expires: 30 minutes)

The expiration time can be customized for each site (or page).


The __utmc cookie is the only session cookie used by Google Analytics. Its only purpose is to register that the visit ended if the browser gets closed. (Expires: Session cookie)


This is the traffic source cookie. It contains all of the traffic source information for the current visit, if it was different from the previous visit. If no traffic source information can be found for the current visit, the cookie is not changed. This is the way that Google Analytics attributes visit information, including conversions and transactions to a traffic source. It does not contain historical information for previous sources. This cookie is only refreshed when the traffic source changes. (Expires: 6 months)


This is the user-defined variable cookie. Developers can segment visitors by custom variables by calling a native JavaScript method. This new variable gets stored in a persistent cookie. (Expires: 2 years)


This cookie is used by Google Analytics to track website visits. You can find more information about it here. (Expires: 2 years)


This cookie contains a unique hash, which is used to prevent hack attacks on the website, protecting from Cross-site request forgery (Expires: Session cookie)


This cookie contains information about the current website session. It is used by PHP Framework, Laravel which the website is built on (Expires: Session cookie)


We use this cookie for your convenience, to store your choice of hiding the cookie policy notification. It is created only when you hit the "X" icon in the top right corner of the Cookies usage notification. If this cookie is present and its value is 1, then you won't see the notification for the next two years. (Expires: 2 years)


This cookie contains a unique identification string, which helps us associate you with a user type in one of the user behaviour tracking tools we use - Woopra (Expires: 2 years)