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Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
The data hub is based on the open source CKAN application. CKAN uses a cookie to keep track whether a user is logged in and whether they have selected specific preferences.
The data hub also relies on third-party services that set their own cookies. The Bootstrap CDN, which is used for the data hub's user interface, uses an analytics cookie for generating usage statistics. Atlassian, which provides the data hub's bug tracking integration, also uses several cookies for usage analytics as well as for enabling the functionality of the bug tracker.