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cookie policy. 

Like most websites, we use cookies to help provide the best possible experience to all our visitors. The information below explains what cookies are and how our website uses them. 

What are cookies? 

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. They are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at and 

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below. 

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies 

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. 

cookiepreference - Lets us know which cookies you have consented to. 

sessionid - A random value that lets our website remember who you are when you register or login. 

csrftoken - This cookie might appear when you visit certain pages. It provides security, protecting the site against cross-site request forgery. 

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. 

_ga - Cookies starting with "_ga" are used by a third-party service called Google Analytics which we use to help understand how people find and use our site. Google has some comprehensive information on how they use cookies, from where you can also view their privacy policy. 

ajs_anonymous_id - This cookie is used by a third-party service called Segment, which also helps us to understand how people find and use our site. 

wp - The cookie starting with wp is used by Act-On, another tool which we use to help us understand how people are finding our site. 

HubSpot has its own cookies, the details of which can be found in their cookie policy.

__utm - Cookies starting with "__utm" are used by both Google Analytics and Segment. 

Google has some comprehensive information on how they use cookies, from where you can also view their privacy policy.

Can I use this website without cookies? 

By using our website, you consent to cookies being stored by us and our providers, you can update your preferences at anytime by visiting our Cookie Preferences page. 

Should you really not wish to allow cookies, you can configure your browser to reject cookies set by us or our providers. The website provides more information about how to block cookies and/or remove existing cookies. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent some parts of our website working correctly for you. 

To find out in detail about Sponge's Privacy Policy, please follow the link