Swim England

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Information about our use of cookies

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. When you use our site, a banner will be displayed asking you for your consent to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is saved onto your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device when you visit our site.

Cookies store small pieces of information. For example, one type of cookie will remember that you have visited our site before.

Cookies help us to improve your visit and experience when browsing our site by, for example, storing certain information so you don’t have to re-enter it on subsequent visits.

Cookies also assist us in tracking which pages of the website you have visited.

We use both persistent cookies (which stay with your computer and will work until their expiry date, unless detected by you beforehand) and session cookies (which expire when you close your browser).

What cookies do we use?

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary & Functional cookies

    These cookies are essential for the operation of our site and recognise use when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

  • Analytical / Performance cookies

    They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

  • Third-Party and Targeting cookies

    Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
    These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Strictly Necessary & Functional cookies

CookiePurposeLifespan
WordFence
Wfwaf-Authcookie*To determine if the user is logged in1 day
WordPress
PHPSESSIDTo provide functions across the websiteSession
Wordpress_logged_in_*To store logged in usersPersistent
Wordpress_sec_*To provide protection against hackers store account details15 days
Wordpress_test_cookieTo read if cookies can be placedSession
Wp-settings-*To store user preferencesPersistent
Wp-Settings-Time-*To store user preferences1 year
WooCommerce
woocommerce_cart_hashHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.Session
woocommerce_items_in_cartHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.Session
wp_woocommerce_session_ Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. Session
careers.swimming.org
ASP.NET_SessionId Used to identify the users' session on the server. The session used to store data in between off HTTP requests on server. Session
ASP.NET_AuthIdUsed to provide creating and maintaining logins.Session
Eploy.SessionThese are session cookies that helps the visitor use the portal.Session
CultureSystemCodeID Nest Careers Portal - this is only used for multilingual sites to store the visitor’s culture and set formatting of currency and dates etc. 1 year
CultureSystemLanguageID Nest Careers Portal - this is only used for multilingual sites to store the visitor’s culture and set formatting of currency and dates etc. 1 year
SavedVacanciesCookie It stores the vacancy ID which is used for keeping a list of saved jobs. It will only store a vacancy ID if the visitor clicks on ‘save job’. Session
RememberMeCookie This stores whether or not the visitor has ticked the 'Remember Me' option when they log in or register. 12 months
UsernameCookie This enables the site to remember the visitor's login name if 'Remember me' is ticked. 12 months
CloudFlare
__cflbThis cookie helps Cloudflare optimise network resource usage.1 day
shop.swimming.org
SwimEngland.DFCartThis cookie links your basket information to your session.1 day
SwimEngland.DFCenterThis cookie links the centre name information to your session.1 day
SwimEngland.DFUrlThis cookie links the centre URL information to your session.1 day
.AspNetCore.CookiesThis cookie links your session to your logged in account.1 day
awards.swimming.org
SwimEnglandCartThis cookie links your cart to your session.30 days
SwimEnglandShopThis cookie links your logged in account to the sessions.12 hours
ASP.NET_SessionIdThis cookie is used to identify the users’ session on the server.Session
swimmingmembers.org
JSESSIONIDThis cookie is used to identify the users’ session on the server.Session
omsadminThis cookie is used to identify the users’ session on the server.Session
ASP.NET_SessionIdThis cookie is used to identify the users’ session on the server.Session
SiteUserThis cookie is used to identify the users’ session on the server.Session

Analytical / Performance cookies

CookiePurposeLifespan
Google Analytics
__utmaUsed to distinguish users and sessions.2 years
__utmcUsed to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.Session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. 6 months
_gaTo store and count pageviews2 years
_ga_*To provide technical monitoring2 years
_gat_UA-*To store and count pageviewsSession
_gidTo store and count pageviews1 day
Add This Social Plugin
__atssc Used to manage the share count until the sharing cache is updated. 2 years
__atuvc Used to manage the share count until the sharing cache is updated. 2 years
__atuvs Used to manage the share count until the sharing cache is updated. 30 mins
locTo store location data13 months
ssc These cookies track sharing when the AddThis functionality is used 13 months
uvcMeasures how often we see an AddThis User13 months
xtc Anonymously tracks user behaviour on the websites that allow a user to share pages on social media using the AddThis tool. AddThis log the anonymous use to generate usage trends to improve the relevance of their services and advertising. 13 months
Facebook
_ftp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers 3 months

Third Party & Targeting cookies

CookiePurposeLifespan
Google Ad Manager
__gadsTo provide ad delivery or retargeting13 months
__gpi To measure interactions with the ads on our domain and prevent the same ads from being shown to you too many time Various
_gcl_auTo store and track conversionsPersistent
DSIDTo store user preferences2 weeks
IDETo show Google Ads on non-Google sites13 months
1P_JAR Sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates Various
AEC Ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites. 6 months
APISID, HSID, SAPISID, SEARCH_SAMESITE, SID, SIDCC, SSID These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions. 2 years
NIDTo show Google Ads in Google services for signed-out users6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSID Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting. 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC, __Secure-1PAPISID, __Secure-1PSID Used for targeting to profile the interests of website visitors and display relevant and personalised Google Ads. 2 years
__Secure-1PSIDCCCookie required to use website options and services.1 year
__Secure-ENID "To secure digitally signed and encrypted data from the unique Google ID and store the most recent login time that Google uses to identify visitors, prevent fraudulent use of login data and protect visitor data from unauthorized parties. This can also be used for targeting purposes to display relevant and personalized advertising content. " 1 year
OTZ This cookie is set to collect information on user behaviour and navigation which is used to optimize the website – The cookie also allows Google Ads and Google Analytics to compile information on visitors for marketing purposes. 1 year
YouTube
APISID, HSID, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, __Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSID Used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions. 2 years
PREF This cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website. 6 months
LOGIN_INFO This cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website. 6 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website. 6 months
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session
__Secure-3PSIDCCCookie required to use website options and services2 years
__Secure-1PAPISIDCookie required to use website options and services2 years
__Secure-1PSIDCookie required to use website options and services2 years
__Secure-1PSIDCCCookie required to use website options and services2 years
Facebook
_fbpTo store and track visits across websites3 months
datrTo provide fraud prevention2 years
dprTo deliver an optimal experience for your device’s screen7 days
oo To help you opt out of seeing ads from Meta based on your activity on third-party websites 5 years
sbTo identify your browser securely for security purposes2 years
usida Collects a combination of the user’s browser and unique identifier, used to tailor advertising to users Session
TikTok
_tt_enable_cookie We use TikTok to market ourselves using the TikTok cookie that collects data about behaviour and purchases on our website and to measure the effect of our advertising. This tracking is used to evaluate and measure how different campaigns and marketing strategies perform on TikTok. Used to identify a visitor. 13 months
_ttp To measure and improve the performance of advertising campaigns and to personalize the user’s experience (including ads) on TikTok 13 months
tta_attr_id To measure and improve the performance of advertising campaigns and to personalize the user’s experience (including ads) on TikTok 1 year
tta_attr_id_mirror To measure and improve the performance of advertising campaigns and to personalize the user’s experience (including ads) on TikTok 1 year
Amazon Application Load Balancer
AWSALBTo provide load balancing functionality1 week
AWSALBTo provide load balancing functionality1 week
LinkedIn
Bcookie "Browser Identifier cookie to uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform 1 year
Lang Used to remember a user's language setting to ensure LinkedIn.com displays in the language selected by the user in their settings. Session
Li_gc Used to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes 6 months
LidcTo facilitate data center selection1 day
Twitter
guest_id Twitter cookie appears on pages that use the button "Tweet" and serves to identify the user with a unique number associated with Twitter. 2 years
personalization_id This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media. Persistent

Your interaction with cookies

It is possible to disable and remove cookies from your computer or device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to do so. You will need to know what browser you are using and what version you have.

You can refer to your browser’s help section or visit the aboutcookies.org website for further information and assistance with cookies.

Please be aware that if you use your browser settings to block or amend certain cookies, your browsing experience may change for the worse.

Changes to this policy

We may update, change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time, and any changes will become effective immediately. Please visit this page periodically if you want to keep up to date.

How do I change my cookie preferences within the Swim England cookies banner?

If any Swim England website has the below cookie banner, then it is possible to change what type of cookies are used.

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