Purpose of this cookie policy

This cookie policy applies to this website and aims to inform you about our use of cookies on the website.  This policy helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purpose for using them.

This policy does not govern the use of the website, nor the processing of personal data on this website. To learn more about our terms of use, please view our terms of use; for more information about how we process your personal data on this website, please view our privacy policy.

2. What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

In line with GDPR regulations, our site takes an explicit consent approach meaning that we take steps to prevent cookies being set on your computer until you have explicitly consented to them. You can block cookies by clicking on the Decline button on our site's cookie notification bar. This appears at the foot of each page and your consent can be revoked or changed at any time.

You can also activate the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

3. What cookies do we use and why?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. Cookies are used to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website, and allow us to improve our website.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. These cookies remember information you have entered on forms when you navigate to different pages during a web browser session, identify you as being logged in to our website, etc.
     
  • Performance cookies – These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around on our website when they are using it. These cookies help us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies provide statistics on how our website is used, help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur, etc.
     
  • Functionality cookies – These are cookies that are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, remember if we have already asked you if you want to fill in a survey, and remember your preferences, for example your choice of language or region.

Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘first’ or ‘third party’ cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by www.cpdportal-sw.org). Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie (e.g. Google Analytics).

Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookie refers to the duration of the cookie. A persistent cookie remains on a user’s device for the period of time specified in that cookie, and is activated each time that said user visits the website that created the concerned cookie. A session cookie allows to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A session starts when a user opens a browser window and ends when the browser window is closed. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Provider Category Duration Purpose
_ga www.twitter.com Strictly necessary Session Used to distinguish users by our analytics provider Google Analytics so that we can see how people are using our site
eu_cn www.twitter.com Performance 1 Years This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
guest_id www.twitter.com Performance 1 Day  witter set a series of cookies on any page that includes a Twitter feed. Twitter will automatically create these cookies. These cookies are installed by Twitter and are used to detect if you are currently logged into Twitter when you visit our website, and if you are already following us. For more information about Twitter’s privacy policy, please use this link: Twitter’s privacy policy
personalization_id www.twitter.com Performance 2 Years This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
tfw_exp www.twitter.com Performance 14 Days  This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
jSGCacheBypass www.cpdportal-sw.org Functionality 1 hour  Used in relation to the caching functionality of our site (which speeds it up)
cookieconsent_status www.cpdportal-sw.org Functionality 1 Day Used to remember your cookie storage preferences

4. How to manage cookies?

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the website.

Once you have given us your consent to the use of cookies, we will store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

More information on the use of cookies can be found on the website www.allaboutcookies.org, or you may always contact us regarding this by emailing contact.

5. Update

We reserve the right to modify this cookie policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to regularly verify whether you have read and consented to the latest version of the applicable cookie policy.


This Cookie Policy was last updated on 12th May 2018.