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Cookie Policy

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Updated 16 November 2018

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This cookie policy specifically explains how we deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first-party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third-party cookies”).

Cookies Set by WikiWatershed.org

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons, some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or only when a visitor takes a particular action.

Forms-Related Cookies

When you submit data through a form, cookies may be set to remember your user details.

Third-Party Cookies

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. To ensure that Google Analytics does not store personally-identifying information from our websites, IP address anonymization is enabled and tracking of demographic and User-ID information is disabled. Visit this page for more information on Google Analytics cookies.

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored — either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third-party plugins.

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of websites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit https://youronlinechoices.eu/ (EU-based), or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (US-based).

Some specific opt-out programs are available here: