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Estimation, Search, and Planning (ESP) Research Group


The Estimation, Search, and Planning (ESP) Research Group website (i.e., robotic-esp.com) puts small files (known as 'cookies') on your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs, and
  • remember the notifications you've seen so that we don't show them to you again.

Find out more about cookies and how to manage them.

How cookies are used on ESP

Controlling cookies

You see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit ESP to notify you about our cookie policy. We must use a cookie to store your response.

CookieControl Cookies
CookieControlStores whether you have seen and consented to our cookie policy.1 year

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to ESP,
  • what you click on while you're visiting ESP,
  • what pages you visit on ESP, and
  • how long you spend on each ESP page.

We do not have access to or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Google Analytics Cookies
_gaHelps us count how many people visit ESP by tracking if you've visited before.2 years
_gidHelps us count how many people visit ESP by tracking if you've visited before.24 hours
_gat_gtag_UA_131519432_1Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made1 minute

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. These videos are embedded in "privacy-enhanced mode" but YouTube still sets cookies on your machine. If you interact with the video, YouTube also stores data in your Local and Session Storage.

YouTube Cookies
CONSENTSet by Youtube when a video is embedded into a page.Over 10 years