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Cookie Policy

We use session cookies and permanent cookies:

  • A session cookie can track usage such as the webpages you visit and what options you use. When you close the internet browser, the session is ended and the cookie is deleted.
  • A permanent cookie enables the website to recognize you at a subsequent visit.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive in an area specifically designated for cookies.  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.

We use cookies in compliance with the law on electronic communications. This being said, you can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer:

Please be aware that disabling cookies can affect the functionality and features of this website and may prevent you from taking full advantage of it.

Type Name Purpose Retention period
Analytics _utma Used to distinguish users and sessions, tracks of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Two years from set/update
Analytics _utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached our site. 6 months from set/update
Analytics _unam Used to track, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages.
Analytics _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
Analytics _gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. session
Analytics sc_is_visitor_unique Statcounter: used to track amount of visits, and the time of the visit and keeps track of returning visits. 2 years
Strictly Necessary swpm_session Membership login session session
Functional swpm_session Membership login session session
Functionality wordpress_test_cookie The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies. session
Functionality bid_1_password_protected_auth This is used when the website is in maintenance mode or being, when the pages were password-protected. It records whether the visitor has successfully entered the password to view the website, so that they don’t have to re-renter the password on every page. session