Defra Data Services Platform

Cookies and Privacy

This website puts small files known as 'cookies' on to your computer.

Essential cookies

We use essential cookies to give you the best online experience. They always need to be on to allow the website to function properly.

The table below lists the cookies set by the Linked Open Data section of the Data Services Platform. We need these to check if you are logged into an administrator account and to record your cookie preferences.

For cookies set by other services, see the DSP Cookies Page.

ring-sessionPer session
_csrf10 days
auth03 days
auth0_compat3 days
did6 hours
did_compat6 hours
defra-cookie-acceptance-version1 year
defra-cookie-acceptance-level1 year

Non-essential cookies

These cookies are only stored when Javascript is enabled. Enable Javascript to edit preferences

We use non-essential cookies to analyse site usage to continually improve the services we provide you with.

Full details of cookies collected, and the functionality to change your cookie preference at any time can be accessed on the DSP Cookies Page.


This site is powered by PublishMyData. PublishMyData-powered websites are operated in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation, namely the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679).

What personal data do we collect?
  • Visitors’ IP addresses, and details of which browser they used.

  • Anonymised information on how visitors use the site.

  • Registering an administrator account requires a valid email address.

How do we use personal data?
  • IP address information and browser details are held in log files and the data is normally kept for up to one month, but in exceptional circumstances (e.g. for post-mortem diagnosis of operational incidents) may be held for up to one year.

  • Administrator account details are held for as long as they are valid. This doesn't apply to public, unauthenticated visitors.

Where is personal data stored?
  • PublishMyData uses servers from Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, at data centres located in the European Economic Area (EEA).

  • We may use third party services to monitor and operate the PublishMyData service, and these services may store data outside the EEA. However, we ensure that third party services used by PublishMyData which process personal data maintain adequate policies for GDPR and either are based in EEA or in other countries with sufficient data protection legislation.

Access to personal data held
  • Only staff from Swirrl directly involved in operating the service are able to access log files and monitoring services.

  • Staff from Swirrl and the data-owning organisation may have access to the Analytics.

  • No data is shared with other third parties, unless required to do so by law.

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