Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device by the websites that you visit. They help make websites work better and provide information to the owners of the site. For instance, this site uses YouTube cookies to embed videos in its pages and Google Analytics cookies to track users’ behaviour whilst on the site. By understanding how people use our site, we can improve the navigation and content to better meet people’s needs. The information collected by BeTheSpark (and visible to our website host S8080 and Welsh Government) includes IP address, pages visited, browser and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.

This website is currently hosted on a platform owned by Welsh Government. By sharing your data on this website, you are consenting for your information to be visible to Welsh Government.

Web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies and how to manage them, visit (link is external) (link is external).

What information do we collect?

We monitor user activity to enhance content provided on this site. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies' and JavaScript code to help analyse user activity on websites. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States.

Google will use this information to produce user activity reports for this website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data previously held. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that if cookies are disabled, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Read Google's Privacy Policy (link is external) and Google's Terms of Service (link is external) for detailed information.

Cookies used on this site

Universal Analytics

Cookie name Description
_ga This helps us count how many people visit this website by tracking if you've visited before
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

Google Analytics

Cookie name Description
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to this website or to a certain page
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on this website
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached this website  (eg from another website or a search engine)


Cookie name Description
__atuvc Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons
__atuvs Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons

Cookie control widget

Cookie name Description
business-wales_cookiecontrol Stores your cookie control preference. This is always set.

Drupal Cookies

Cookie name Description
has_js Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors’ browser has JavaScript enabled.

Drupal authenticated users

Cookie name Description
SESS* Session cookie to store the authenticated user session
drupal.tabledrag.showweight Sets whether table items are draggable
Drupal.toolbar.collapsed Stores the preference to collapse the admin menu display


General Data Protection and regulation Statement

When you register with BeTheSpark:

During processing, your contact information and IP address will temporarily be held on the BeTheSpark marketing database as well as visible to our web development team at S8080 and Welsh Government. Following processing, only your contact information will be held on the BeTheSpark database.

If you opt in, from time to time you may receive the BeTheSpark newsletter which may be of interest to you, as well as information on relevant events. You can choose to 'Unsubscribe' at any time by following the 'Unsubscribe' link on our newsletters.

Except where required by law or in order to process your correspondence, we will not pass on your details to third parties without your consent.

We would like to remind you that you have a right to see any personal information we hold about you, and you have the right to correct any inaccuracies in it.

By completing any webform on the BeTheSpark website, you consent to us holding and using your personal information in accordance with this notice.