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Cookies specifically for CUCFL WP login users, not site visitors] If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

[Cookies specifically for CUCFL WP login users, not site visitors] If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you submit a form, the form content and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up correspondence automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

[Cookies specifically for CUCFL WP login users, not site visitors] we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Where your data is sent

Visitor forms may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Google ReCAPTCHA). For additional information, please check on the third-party applications listed below.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. With cookies, sites can keep you logged in, remember your site preferences and give you personalized content.
Cookies can also be used to establish statistics about the browsing experience and to show targeted ads.

What cookies are used on this site?

For the purpose of this site, we use: 

  • Google Analytics (third-party cookies) to gauge site performance through browsing experience statistics.
    • _ga (cookie used to distinguish individual users on the site, expires after 2 years)
    • _gid (cookie used to distinguish individual users on the site, expires after 24 hours)
  • Google ReCAPTCHA (third-party cookies) to filter out bots and spam from our question submission form.
    • _grecaptcha 
Allowing us to use these cookies helps us understand how visitors like you interact with our website and can help us figure out where we should focus our time and energy when making site improvements.
Other WordPress cookies (un-named): 

If you complete a form on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

[Cookies specifically for CUCFL WP login users, not site visitors] When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

[Cookies specifically for CUCFL WP login users, not site visitors] If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How Google Analytics Uses Cookies


Cookies and other technologies used for analytics help collect data that allows services to understand how you interact with a particular service. These insights allow services to both improve content and build better features that enhance your experience.

Some cookies and other technologies help sites and apps understand how their visitors engage with their services. For example, Google Analytics uses a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. ‘_ga’, the main cookie used by Google Analytics, enables a service to distinguish one visitor from another and lasts for 2 years. Any site that implements Google Analytics, including Google services, uses the ‘_ga’ cookie. Each ‘_ga’ cookie is unique to the specific property, so it cannot be used to track a given user or browser across unrelated websites.

Google services also use ‘NID’ and ‘ENID’ cookies on Google Search, and ‘VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE’ and ‘YEC’ cookies on YouTube, for analytics."

Types of cookies

In general, cookies can be classified by:
1. Type:
– First-party cookies are issued by a website that a user views directly
– Third-party cookies are not created by the website being visited, but by a third party like Google Analytics, DoubleClick, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Vimеo, etc.
2. Duration:
– Session cookies which is erased when the user closes the browser
– Persistent cookies which remains on the user device for a some period of time
3. Purpose:
– Strictly necessary cookies are required for the website to work properly
– Preferences cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past
– Statistics cookies help website owner to collect statistic data and understand how visitors interact with website
– Marketing cookies track user’s online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant ad. These are almost always third-party persistent cookies

Consent to use cookies

You are responsible for setting your privacy preferences on your browser and/or in your device settings. Accordingly, when you visit our websites with Cookies enabled on your browser and/or in your device settings, you consent to the storing of first- and third-party Cookies and related sharing and tracking technologies on your device as described in this Cookie Policy. If you do not want to consent to our use of Cookies, you must disable Cookies on your web browser to the extent possible. Note that it may not be possible to disable all Cookies on your web browser and that, to the extent Cookies cannot be disabled on your web browser, you consent to our use of Cookies when you visit our websites.

How to manage cookie settings

Most web browsers allow you to manage your cookie preferences through the browser settings.

You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or delete all cookies.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer

Please note that if you choose to block cookies, this may impair or prevent due functioning of web pages.