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Cookies Policy (Archive)

Effective Date: April 25, 2019

When you visit any site pages, cookies may be placed on your computer by WildApricot or a third party. See the complete list of cookies placed by below.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a chunk of data – typically stored as a text file – that is placed on your computer or other devices when you visit a particular website.

The cookie is used to identify your device to the website when you visit again so the site can load your preferences, automatically accept your credentials, or otherwise personalize the experience.

Accepting cookies

Within your browser settings, you can choose whether to accept cookies. To access, you are encouraged to enable cookies (which most browsers do by default). That way, we can remember you and tailor your experience to better suit your needs.

If you are using Safari as your browser, you should also enable cross-site tracking by disabling the Prevent Cross-Site Tracking option.

Third-party cookies

You can also separately control whether to accept third-party cookies – cookies placed by third party services that are integrated into the website you are visiting.

For example, third-party cookies are used by Google Analytics for tracking website traffic. You only need to enable third-party cookies only if you are using third-party services that require you to do so.

By default, Safari and Internet Explorer block third-party cookies, while Firefox and Chrome accept them. However, Safari and Internet Explorer t will allow users to accept cookies from WildApricot, and other sites. Some firewalls or browser plug-ins may affect your browser’s cookies settings.

Cookies placed when visiting

The following cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit They are used to better understand how we can improve our site and your experience on it. Refusing these cookies will prevent us from learning from your experience and tailoring it to better suit your needs.

Cookie prefix Description
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is an integral part of our website since it runs under the  ASP.NET Framework
These cookies can determine if a visitor has opted out of a popup, and will ensure the popup is not shown again
commentAuthorName_00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Author name if visitor checks “Remember me” checkbox when posting comment on the blog
Used for landing page experiments which helps us understand user insights and create optimal web experiences.
trackParams Our analytics (Whether visitor came from a free * website)
RefInfo Used for detecting referrals from PartnerStack
Google Analytics gathers information which allows us to understand how users interact with our website. This creates a refined website experience to better serve each user.
Sumo cookies control popups seen on our website pages. These cookies can determine if a visitor has opted-out of a certain popup and can manage expired cookies.
_hjIncludedInSample Hotjar cookies allows us to optimize our website for visitors and track visitor patterns, which creates a better user experience.
Envoke is a web service that provides a newsletter management system and subscription forms. It also assists in reporting visitor traffic.
_uetsid Bing Analytics cookie is used to record the completion of transactions.

Our site uses third-party cookies and services. These third-party services may place a cookie on your computer or device for the purpose of collecting data about your online activities. This can help improve the functionality and user experience of our website. Our site uses Google Analytics, Sumo, Hotjar, Envoke, Bing Analytics and Mixpanel services for internal activity tracking and collecting feedback, so a cookie from these services may also be placed on your computer.

Obtaining consent to use cookies

A 2011 European Union privacy law requires websites to obtain consent from visitors before placing cookies on their devices. To obtain visitor consent, we have implemented a free, open source solution from Silktide to inform you of our website’s cookie use, and prompt you to change your settings to accept or reject them.