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Updated: 30 Jul 2014
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Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

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The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by a piece of hardware (a search ‘appliance’) supplied by Google that is plugged into our server and continuously indexes the content on our site. All search requests are handled by the appliance and the information is not passed on to any third party, including Google.

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SPOCC.net cookies

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In the upcoming release of SPOCC (10.0.2, currently scheduled for late July / early August) a cookie policy page will be added to the public area of SPOCC.Net displaying the above information, and enhancing the privacy & security policy page of the secure area to include it as well.

External websites referenced from this website

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