Cookie Notice

Date: 17th of May 2018

Caribbean Art Initiative (“we,” “our” or “us”) uses what are known as browser cookies (hereinafter referred to as “Cookies”) in order to simplify the use of this website operated by Caribbean Art Initiative (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Website”) and to obtain information that can help us to improve the information and services made available via the Website.

A Cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets website operators know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

This Cookie Policy provides you with information on the use of Cookies on the Website.

How Cookies work

Cookies are small text files that a user’s browser stores in a directory designed for this purpose on his or her computer. As a result of these Cookies, the text entries you make in form fields on the Website are saved so that you do not have to enter the same information again the next time you visit the Website or when you want to use a different function on the Website. The information stored on these Cookies does not include personal data, such as your name, age or email address. In addition, we do not link Cookies to such personal data that we have collected from you.

Cookies are either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies, depending on how long they are stored for:

  • Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
  • Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated

Which type of cookies we use?

1) Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to allow you to move around the website safely and use all its features. Caribbean Art Initiative uses these cookies to enable the services on our website that you have specifically requested. This category of cookies should not be disabled. If you use your browser settings to block these strictly necessary cookies, we cannot guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Cookie Name Cookie Description
exp_tracker This is a temporary cookie that remain in the internet browser’s folder of your computer until you close the browser. It contains the last 5 pages viewed and is typically used for form or error message returns.
exp_csrf_token This cookie protects against Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF). A CSRF attack forces a logged-on victim’s browser to send a forged HTTP request, including the victim’s session cookie and any other automatically included authentication information, to a vulnerable web application. This allows the attacker to force the victim’s browser to generate requests the vulnerable application thinks are legitimate requests from the victim.
PHPSESSID This cookie is used to ensure the operation of the website. No personal information is stored in this cookie.
exp_shortlist_session_id This cookie is used to ensure the operation of the website. No personal information is stored in this cookie.
Exp_last_url_request This cookie is used to store the last url you browse in our website and is typically used for form or error message returns.
ODALPPSID This cookie is used in our newsletter subscription form. With your consent, we collect your personal data on our newsletter distribution list.

Your subscription preference can be updated anytime.

2) Performance Cookies

These cookies collect general information about how our website is used in order to generate usage reports that allow us to improve the user experience and the quality of our site and service. Such analysis is conducted by other operators so these are considered as third party cookies. In particular, we use Google Analytic to measure and determine how visitors use this website. Google Analytics collects aggregated user location and IP address information and removes the last octet of the IP address in order to anonymize your IP address. Full IP addresses are never stored.

Cookie Name Cookie Description
_ga This cookie is used to identify unique users and it expires after 2 years
_gat This cookie is used to throttle the request rate and it expires after 1 minute
_gid This cookie is used to distinguish users
vuid Vimeo Analytics unique id

This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

3) Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to offer you a customized browsing experience. They capture information such as the pages you have browsed or products you have viewed so that we can provide you with a great navigation experience. Functionality cookies allow websites to remember visitor choices and preferences. This means that a website can automatically set user selections like language, location, text size and user names and provide functions that a visitor requests, such as watching videos and posting comments. The information gathered by functionality cookies may be anonymized and will not be linked to information about how visitors use other websites.

Cookie Name Cookie Description
exp_last_activity This cookie remains in your browser for one year and records the time of the last page load. It is used in conjunction with the exp_last_visit cookie.
exp_last_visit This cookie remains in your browser for one year and contains the date of the user’s last visit.

4) Cookies in emails

As well as the cookies we use on our websites, we use cookies and similar technologies in some emails. These help us to understand whether you have opened an email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email. The types of cookies we use are:

Web beacons: tiny, invisible images placed in emails to tell us whether you’ve opened them (and if so how often), how you interacted with them (for example the time you spent reading the email), which email software and web browser you used, which device you used and your IP address. We also use web beacons to help us display emails in the best format for your device.

Link tracking: our emails contain a number of hyperlinks, each of which has a unique tag. When you click on one of these links the mailing company logs the click so that we can understand who has clicked through from an e-mail to our website. We use this information to tailor future messages to you.

5) Web analysis services

This website uses the Google Analytics tool, a service provided by Google to obtain user access information on the website. Some of the data saved are: number of times a user visits the website, dates of the first and last visit, duration of the visits, the page from where the user accessed the website, the search engine the user used to access the website or the link they clicked on, the place in the world from where the user accesses, etc. The configuration of these cookies is predetermined by the service offered by Google and the information generated by the cookie about the use of your website will be transmitted and stored by Google, Inc (a United States-based company). Therefore we suggest consulting the privacy page of Google Analytics,, to obtain further information on the cookies it uses and how to disable them. Please remember that we are not responsible for the content or the accuracy of third-party websites.

How can I manage or opt out of cookies?

If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.

Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies or clear out all cookies. On our website you can configure your cookie settings via the cookie banner or the cookie settings in the footer. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookies Policy, please contact us as indicated below:

Caribbean Art Initiative
Re: Privacy
Rheinsprung 22
Postfach 4000


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