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Privacy and cookie policy

The World Photography Organisation respects the privacy concerns of users of its website. As a general policy, no personal information (i.e. name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) is automatically collected from users of the site. However, there may be circumstances in which users voluntarily supply such information and in this event, any such information will be kept secure and confidential and will be used only for those purposes made known to users at the time the information is collected, or for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

Certain non-personal information about users is recorded by the standard operation of the World Photography Organisation Internet servers. Examples of this type of information include the type of browsers being used, its operating system and the domain names (not e-mail addresses, where possible) of the users.

The information collected is used to customise the user's online experience and improve the content of the World Photography Organisation web pages. Other uses of this information include the internal review of the sites visited, number of users to the site. The information may also be used to notify users of future the World Photography Organisation promotions and, unless the World Photography Organisation is notified by users that users do wish not to receive such information, of products and services of third parties which may be of interest to users.

The the World Photography Organisation websites may contain links to other sites, however, the World Photography Organisation is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites which may be accessed at the users own risk.

What is a Cookie?

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookieInternet cookiebrowser cookie or simply cookie), is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). Cookies can also store passwords and form content a user has previously entered, such as a credit card number or an address. Wikipedia

For more information on cookies, how to control them or how to delete them please visit

How does the World Photography Organisation use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help the World Photography organisation to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. 

World Photography Organisation Cookie List


Name: has_js

Source: World Photography Organisation

Description: Informs the content management system whether you have Javascript enabled in your browser settings.

Duration: Session only



Source: World Photography Organisation

Description: API authentication token

Duration: 2 hours


Name: laravel_session

Source: World Photography Organisation

Description: User session data to keep a user logged into the website

Duration: 1 hour


Name: __utma

Source: Google Analytics

Description: Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.

Duration: 2 years


Name: __utmb

Source: Google Analytics

Description: Logs the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.

Duration: Session only


Name: __utmc 

Source: Google Analytics

Description: Logs the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site.

Duration: 30 minutes


Name: __utmz

Source: Google Analytics

Description: Tracks whom and to what source/medium/keyword to assign the credit for a goal conversion or an ecommerce transaction.

Duration: 6 months

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