Cookie Notice


WONCA Association (hereinafter — “WONCA”) processes personal data that are collected when using this Website, such as your IP address, browser type, the number of times you visited the Website and the pages that you visited. These personal data are obtained with the help of cookies. In this cookie statement, WONCA wishes to inform you what kind of cookies are used on the website and for which purpose. WONCA can amend this policy at any time. This can happen, for example, in the context of changes to its services or the applicable legislation. The amended statement will then be published on this website and will apply from the moment it is published.



A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Different kind of cookies exist that serve different purposes and have a different lifespan on your device (see point 5 “What cookies does WONCA uses”). One example might be a cookie containing a unique code which allows the website server to recognize you when you visit the website or return to the website at a later time. Other cookies can be necessary for the browser to show you the website correctly or to improve your overall user experience. It can for example store a specific preference or necessary information for your browser, like your language or the ID of the last session you had on the website. Cookies generally make the interaction between the visitor and the website easier and faster and help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of the website in a more efficient way. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Yet, if the use of certain cookies also involves the processing of “personal data”, the Website Privacy Policy is also applicable alongside this Cookie statement.



Necessary cookies cannot be modified because they are required to provide our website in a working form. The information we collect through these cookies is always anonymous, which makes identification impossible. For the other cookie categories, if applicable, you can choose in the cookie banner that appears when you visit this website whether or not to accept/ give your consent for these types of cookies. If rejected, the cookies under the rejected category will not be placed onto your system.
Another way to manage the installation of cookies on your device is via your browser settings. You can also remove the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time. If you choose to disable cookies, you can do so for the browser you use:

Internet Explorer

Google Chrome



Keep in mind that disabling cookies may result in certain graphic elements or applications on the Website working less well. WONCA does everything necessary to guarantee the proper functioning of the Website. Certain elements of the Website, however, may require the use of cookies.



4.1 How long are cookies stored?

Temporary cookies
Temporary cookies are only temporarily stored in your browser (usually expire by the end of the session or after 24 hours).  

Permanent cookies
Permanent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even if you close the browser. Permanent cookies make it possible to recognize you during subsequent visits to the Website. Permanent cookies remain on your device until their end date is reached, until a new cookie is installed, or until you delete them in your settings of your browser.

4.2 Who places and manages cookies?

First-party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that WONCA manages and that are specific to the visited or used online service.

Third party cookies
Third party cookies are cookies that are managed and placed by a third party on our Website. These cookies are likely to be analytical or performance cookies (e.g. analytics website reporting). Neither WONCA nor third parties make use of targeting or/and advertising cookies on the Website.

4.3 Types of cookies that we are using

Strictly necessary cookies 
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to browse the Website and use its features. They are usually set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as, logging in, filling in forms or ordering goods on our Website. Strictly necessary cookies among others enable you to log-in securely and to store information on how far you are through your order on the Website. 

Functionality cookies
These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our Website (e.g. with regard to translation function, Share and Call function). If you do not allow these cookies, some elements of the Website may be unavailable. 

Performance cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Website. 


In the table below you can find an overview of the cookies used on this website.

Necessary Website Cookies:

Cookie Name Purpose Duration
datadome This cookie is used for protection against automated threats such as scraping, credential stuffing, and automated fraud, ensuring security and maintaining the performance of the website. 1 year
ASP.NET_Sessionld General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. Session

Performance Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Duration
__utma TThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. 1 year 1 month
__ga This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitors, sessions and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports. 1 year 1 month
_ga_EKK5M8YP98 This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state. Session
__utmc This cookie is placed by Google Analytics and is used to store the time of the visit. 30 minutes
__utmz This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months
___utmt It is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. 10 minutes
__utmb This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor. 30 minutes