Cookie Notice

  1. Introduction

This cookie notice is designed to provide information about the manner in which we use cookies and similar web technologies within our websites and web applications. This cookie notice applies when you use any of our services which link to this notice. This notice may be supplemented by additional cookie notices, or terms, provided on certain areas of the service or during our interactions with you.

  1. What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website, when visited by a user, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Cookies may be set by us (referred to as first-party cookies) or our partners (referred to as third-party cookies).

First-party cookies are those which are set by the web application being visited. For example, a cookie set by ywam.org while a user is visiting ywam.org would be considered a first-party cookie. Third-party cookies are those which are set by organizations/websites other than the web application being visited. These cookies are often used for analytics, tracking, or advertising. For example, a cookie set by google.com while a user is visiting ywam.org would be considered a third-party cookie.

  1. Use of Cookies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

  • facilitating navigation throughout this web application; 
  • evaluating visitors’ usage of our products, services or applications; and
  • providing enhanced functionality.

We classify cookies into the three categories outlined below:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by the user which amount to a request for services, such as setting privacy preferences. Users can set their browsers to block or alert them about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not function properly. On ywam.org if you choose “No thanks” in response to our question about cookies, a single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked.

Performance Cookies: These cookies allow the web application owner to count visits and traffic sources, allowing them to measure and improve the performance of the site. They help the web application owner know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If users do not allow these cookies, the site owner will not know when users have visited the site.

Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the provision of enhanced functionality and personalization, such as videos. They may be set by the web application owner or by third party providers whose services have been added to pages of the web application. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functionalities may not function properly.

  1. Your Preferences

You can manually edit your cookie preferences and see what cookies have been set within your browser settings. The following links provide instructions for viewing and updating cookie settings within several popular browsers:

  1. Changes

We will update this cookie notice from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date. If we make any material changes, we will provide notice through the service or by other means.

  1. Contact

For more information on our collection and use of the personal information, including details regarding your rights, please refer to our privacy notice. If you have any questions, comments, complaints or requests concerning this cookie notice or our processing of your information, please contact:

ywam.org Data Privacy Officer
Youth With A Mission
15411 County Rd 455
Montverde, FL 34756

You can also contact our Data Protection Officer via email at [email protected].

  1. Cookie List

Below, we provide a detailed list of all cookies set by this website, the categorization of each cookie, and the host the cookie is set by.

Necessary Cookies

Cookie NameHost LifespanDescription
CookieConsentywam.org1 yearStores the user’s cookie consent state for ywam.org.
ASP.NET_SessionId secure.ywam.orgSessionGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server.
RequestVerificationTokenupdate.ywam.orgSessionThis is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorized posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
__cfduidywam.org29 daysUsed by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. Used to speed up page load times. According to Cloudflare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.
algoliasearch-client-jsywam.orgPersistentNecessary in order to optimize the website’s search-bar function. The cookie ensures accurate and fast search results.

Performance Cookies

Cookie NameHostLifespanDescription
_gaywam.org2 yearsRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google Analytics to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gatywam.orgA few secondsUsed to distinguish users by Google Analytics for statistical purposes. Type of data processed: IP addresses. To maximize the privacy of users / visitors, we use the “masking IP” feature, which imposes on the system the darkening of the last 8 digits of the IP address of the user / visitor before any type of processing is performed, making in fact the analyzed Purpose: to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit our site, to process statistics.
_gidywam.org24 hoursRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google Analytics to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_hjFirstSeen ywam.orgA few secondsIdentifies a new user’s first session on a website, indicating whether or not Hotjar is seeing this user for the first time.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgressywam.orgA few secondsThis cookie is used by HotJar to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
_hjidywam.org1 yearHotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
_hjIncludedInPageviewSampleywam.orgA few secondsThis cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s pageview limit.

Functionality Cookies

Cookie NameHostLifespanDescription
update_help_text update.ywam.org2 monthsUsed to update tooltip contents based on user activity.

Cookie Notice Last Modified: 2021-05-03