Cookie policy

Cookie policy

How we enhance the performance and your experience of this website

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The Successful Wildlife Crime Prosecution in Europe LIFE19 GIE/BG/000846 project (“SWiPE”, we”, “us”, and “ours”) is a consortium of partners including WWF Bulgaria (lead partner), State Attorney’s Office of the Republic of Croatia, Fauna & Flora International (in Romania), Judicial Academy Croatia, WWF Adria in Serbia, WWF Adria, WWF Spain, WWF Hungary & TRAFFIC, WWF Italy, WWF Poland,WWF Romania, WWF Slovakia, and WWF Ukraine (associated beneficiaries).  This Cookie Policy will explain how we use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at or (“Websites”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. 

What are cookies? 

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.  Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.  Cookies set by SWiPE are called “first party cookies”.  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.  Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites. 

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Why do we use cookies? 

We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.  

What types of cookies do we use? 

The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific part of the Website you visit): 

Types of cookie Who serves these cookies How to refuse 
Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.  
Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, however, as described below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”. 
Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you. Google Analytics  To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?” Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below: Google Analytics  
Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third-party social networking and other websites.  These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too. Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin  To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”  
Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below: Facebook  Twitter LinkedIn  Youtube  

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons? 

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website.  We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”).  These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website (or opened an e-mail that we have sent them).  This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns.  In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning. 

How can you control cookies? 

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.  You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above or in the manage cookie option of our Website. 

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information. 

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt-out of targeted advertising.  If you would like to find out more information, please visit or  

How often will we update this Cookie Policy?  

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Cookie Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make.  We will obtain your consent to any material Cookie Policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.   
You can see when this Cookie Policy was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the bottom of this site.  

Where can you get further information?  

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at  

Last updated 12 July 2021