Cookie Policy


To make the websites managed by BEDA work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. You can manage your consent at any time by clicking “Cookie Settings” in the website footer.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

  • First-party cookies are stored by the domain you’re visiting directly. They allow website owners to analytics data, remember settings and carry out other functions to support a good user experience
  • Third-party cookies are created and controlled by domains other than the one you’re actually visiting. They’re used for cross-site tracking, retargeting and advert positioning.

You will be prompted to accept or decline cookies on websites managed by BEDA on your first visit. Your cookie preference automatically expires after the defined duration (see below), so if you visit again after that, you will be prompted to accept or decline cookies again.

The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as cookie settings, passwords, etc.) for a certain period of time. That way, you do not have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

How does BEDA use cookies?

The BEDA website may use following cookies:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies which cannot be disabled (first-party cookie)
  2. Optional cookies (third-party cookies)

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie Preference Cookie

Cookie type and duration: First-party cookie, max. 12 months
Purpose: To remember if you have agreed to (or refused) this site’s cookie policy, and which cookies you have agreed to.

WordPress User Cookies

Cookie type and duration: First-party cookie, max. 12 months
Purpose: These are cookies used mainly for authentication purposes for the purpose of logging into your BEDA member account.

  • WordPress_[hash]: This cookie is used to store your authentication details upon login and is limited to the admin area.
  • wordpress_logged_in_[hash]: This cookie enables the interface to recognise you as a logged-in user and determine which account and preferences to use for various features.
  • wp-settings-{time}-[UID]: This cookie facilitates customising your view of the admin interface and the main site interface. The number UID is the individual user ID from the user database table.
  • beda_login: This cookie is used to display the current login status on the website.

2. Optional Cookies

Google Analytics Cookies

Cookie type and duration: First-party cookie, 12 months
Purpose: BEDA may use Google Analytics to measure how you use BEDA’s website so we can improve it based on user needs. Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information.

  • _ga: This cookie enables a service to distinguish one visitor from another. This cookie is set to expire after 12 months (expiration time relative to most recent visit).
  • _gid: This cookie stores and counts page views generating statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. This cookie expires after 24 hours.
  • _ga_<container-id>: This Cookie is used by Google Analytics to identify and track an individual session with your device. This cookie expires after one minute.

Other Providers

Cookie type and duration: Third-party cookie
Purpose: Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter. If you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.

To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, over which BEDA has no control.

Third-party providers on BEDA website:

These third-party services are outside of the control of BEDA. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc.

How can you manage cookies?

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

For instructions on how to remove cookie settings or change cookie settings see your browser’s support website.

Managing site-specific cookies

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.

Blocking cookies

You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all.

All data shall be processed in accordance with BEDA’s Privacy Statement, where you can find out more about your rights.

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