We may use technologies, such as cookies, to allow the website to function properly.

The text below will give you information in a simple manner, but if you are looking for our extended, in detail cookie policy, then you can find that here. Full cookie policy.

However, we are trying to use the absolute minimum and try to only use the strictly necessary cookies to operate the site. We are currently, for example, not using any advertising or marketing cookies and even the statistical service that we use is set to disable cookie storage.

Some cookies are, however, needed and strictly necessary. We use a __cfduid cookie from our content delivery network, called cloudflare, to protect the site against attacks for example. The site cannot operate without that cookie. Another one: swpm_session is a cookie set by our membership software to allow our users to login. These cookies cannot be avoided because without them, the site would not operate.

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below and above. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see links below). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.

The Cookies We Set

  • Account related cookies

    If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

  • Login related cookies

    We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

    The cookies we use for login and your account are called “swpm_session” and they expire after your session.

  • Safety / Security Cookies
    In order to protect our website against attacks from hackers and “bots” we use some cookies to verify whether the visitor is human or probably an automated bot.

    We use the _cfduid cookie from Cloudflare for this purpose (will expire after 30 days), the _drip_client_ (2 years) cookie and the centerVisitorID (2914279 days) or centerSessionId (session) cookies to protect our forms from spam submissions where bots fill in a lot of email addresses from people that never requested these emails..

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we may also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This website contains some videos from YouTube that are embedded. We however use their privacy-enhanced “no cookie” version. We also use a service called Wistia and Vimeo for some of the videos. However, there too, we are choosing to use their no-cookie embed codes.

    We use the _cfduid cookie from Cloudflare to protect the site against attacks (will expire after 30 days), the _drip_client_ (2 years) cookkie from a company called Drip that we use to send our newsletters and the centerVisitorID (2914279 days) or centerSessionId (session) cookies from Leadpages to protect our forms from spam submissions where bots fill in a lot of email addresses from people that never requested these emails.

  • Targeting or advertising cookies
    We are not advertising this website, so we don’t use advertising or re-targeting cookies.

    More information on advertising cookies in general can be found at www.youronlinechoices.eu.

  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, so when you click on the share button and go to Facebook for example, the following social media sites including; Facebook, will set cookies which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. However, it is our understanding that these cookies will only be set when you actually decide to share an article and actively click on the “share” button. As the site is currently programmed, Facebook and other social media networks should not be able to place cookies without your consent.

More Information

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