ZWIA Cookie Policy

Like many other websites, the ZWIA.org website (the “Site”) uses session cookies as well as persistent cookies. These cookies help with website navigation and performing certain functions, such as allowing our site to authenticate you if you log in to a secure area of our website.

Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain webpages on our Site or accessing important functions. This Cookie Policy aims at informing you about our use of cookies and what this means for you.

What are Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information that your browser receives from most websites on the Internet. The cookie usually contains information about the domain it came from, an expiry date, as well as a unique value, usually a randomly generated number that helps the server identify the cookie when the user returns.

Why ZWIA Uses Cookies and Web Beacons

ZWIA uses cookies, web beacons, and pixels to track website interactions, offer various website functionalities, and improve our website performance, to ensure utmost usability and user experience throughout our Site. Please note that some cookies are essential to make our Site work.

Authentication

Used for login and account access. This ensures that unauthorized parties cannot access your account information.

Personalization

Used to determine which country you are likely from, so we can display the currency information that is applicable to you.

Analytics

If you may have noticed, we are constantly striving to improve your user experience on our Site. To identify what we can improve next, we are consistently analyzing anonymized user interactions with our site. This helps us understand how individuals like you are using our site, what features they use most often, and what problems and challenges they might be facing.

In particular, we are using Google Analytics. Aside from the approximate location (determined via IP address), Google Analytics collects mostly anonymous traffic data including browser information, user language, and device information.

What Cookies Does ZWIA Use?

Session Cookies

Session cookies are used by the server to store information about page activities so you can easily pick up where you left off. For more information, please see All About Cookies (external link).

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies (also known as tracking cookies) store user preferences, such as what currency settings you have selected on our course pages. These settings make our website easier to navigate for you.

Cookies in Use on ZWIA.org

Service provider Cookie name Expiration Content
.doubleclick.net IDE 2 years Used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.
.doubleclick.net test_cookie End of session Used by Google DoubleClick to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
creativecommons.org _cfduid End of session Used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
Google Analytics _ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
Google Analytics _gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
Google Analytics _gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
Google Analytics __utma 2 years Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Google Analytics __utmb 30 minutes Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Google Analytics __utmc End of session Determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Google Analytics __utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
Google Analytics __utmz 6 months Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site.
MailChimp _AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT End of session Used by Mailchimp to pass through your details if you sign up to our email list.
youtube.com GPS End of session GPS data for mobile users
youtube.com PREF 9 months These cookies help YouTube track the number of views for a particular video. The pref cookie tracks user preferences and serves up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.
youtube.com YSC End of session These cookies help YouTube track the number of views for a particular video. The pref cookie tracks user preferences and serves up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.
youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 6 months These cookies help YouTube track the number of views for a particular video. The pref cookie tracks user preferences and serves up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.
Zotabox _ZB_ADMIN_LAST_URL_ End of session Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox _ZB_STATIC_…_SP_STATUS End of session Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox _ZB_STATIC_…_STATUS End of session Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox _ZB_STATIC_DR_currentSessionTimeVisit End of session Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox _ZB_STATS_IMPRESSION End of session Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox _ZB_STATS_IMPRESSION_PREMIUM_ End of session Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox _ZB_STATS_VISIT End of session Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox __cfduid Less than 1 minute Long-term cookie that contains random ID assigned to visitor.
Zotabox _ZB_STATIC_DR_firstTimeVisit Less than 1 minute Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox _ZB_STATIC_DR_widgetsUpdateTime Less than 1 minute Unclassified Zotabox cookie.
Zotabox
zwia.org PHPSESSID End of session Contains a reference to a session stored on the web server. No information is stored in your browser.

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

Your browser may automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser preferences. Please be aware that disabling cookies may result in a loss of functionalities when accessing and using our Site. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, please refer to the description related to your browser:

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