Cookie Policy

Cookie Notice

Effective Date: May 1, 2019

This cookie notice describes the use of cookies on our website located at and any other online and mobile websites, blogs, and interactive applications operated by The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) that are related to (collectively, the “Website”). CSWE (“we”, “us”, “our”) in operating the Website, uses online identification technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and various types of logging functions, and obtain appropriate consent to use such technologies. “Cookies” are small text files placed on your hard drive when you visit a website or otherwise interact with an online service. The cookies we use store information which is sent back to our servers or those of third parties. As described in more detail below, we may use these technologies:
  • To recognize you when you return to the Website;
  • To facilitate your membership login and use of the Website;
  • To help you register for events, trainings, or other online offerings;
  • To optimize searches and the overall functionality of the Website;
  • To improve our services and to better understand visitor use of our platforms and Website;
  • To register your physical location;
  • To integrate with third-party social media platforms;
  • To serve you with interest-based or targeted advertising;
  • To remember your preferences with respect to multimedia on our Website;
  • To track your behaviors and browsing activities over time across multiple websites or other platforms; and
  • To better understand the interests of our members and our Website users.
Some cookies are required for certain uses of the Website. For example, if you choose to register a membership account on our Website, we will use cookies to facilitate your registration and remember your preferences. It is not possible to register an account unless you accept the cookies used as part of the registration.
We use functional cookies, statistical/analytics cookies, and cookies from third parties for website functionality, analytics, and marketing purposes. Functional cookies enable certain parts of the Website to work properly, your user preferences to remain known, and assist you anytime you log into your account. Analytics or statistical cookies, among other functions, collect information on how users interact with our Website and services, the context and products that users view most frequently on the Website, and the effectiveness of our third-party advertising. Advertising cookies help us and third-party advertisers deliver ads to users based upon their apparent interests, and allow our ads to appear at the top of search results. Cookies are either “session” cookies, which are deleted when you end your browser session, or “persistent,” which remain until a set period of time passes or they are deleted by you or by the party who served them. See the “Cookie Disclosure” table below for full details on the cookies we use.
Disabling Cookies

General Opt-Out
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You may, however, be able to configure your browser settings to use our Website without some cookie functionality. You can delete cookies manually or set your browser to automatically delete cookies on a pre-determined schedule.  For example, in the Internet Explorer menu bar, select: Tools àInternet OptionsàBrowsing HistoryàDelete to view manual and automatic options.
Location Tracking
Some third-party cookies may enable location tracking on your mobile device. If you do not wish to share your location, we recommend that you adjust location settings or disable location sharing entirely on your mobile device. You can also disable cookies following the above steps
Flash Cookies
We may also use Flash cookies (also known as “persistent identification elements” or “local shared objects”) on certain websites. Because Flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings, you may click here to adjust your preferences. You can also identify Flash cookies running on your computer by visiting the Flash Player folder. Flash cookies, or LSO files, are typically stored with a “.SOL” extension. Please note that if you block cookies, some functions on the Site may be unavailable, and we may not be able to present you with personally-tailored content.
We may link the information collected by cookies with other information we obtain from you pursuant to our Privacy Policy, and may use the combined information in ways set forth therein. Similarly, the third parties who serve cookies on our Site may link your name or email address to other information they collect, which may include past purchases you have made offline or online, or your online usage information. 
Cookie Disclosure
Name of Cookie/Identifier Function Provider Type Duration (if not cleared by user)
ARRAffinity Used to distribute traffic on the Website to optimize response times HTTP Session
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor’s session ID across pages HTTP Session
ASPSESSIONID# Preserves users’ states across page requests HTTP Session
CMSCurrentTheme Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows HTTP 1 day
CMSPreferredCulture Identifies the language of the page and stores a language-country code combination. HTTP 1 year
local_storage_support_test Used with browser’s local storage function to allow faster loading of webpage HTML Persistent
NSC_# Distributes traffic onto several servers to optimize response times HTTP 1 day
Statistics and Analytics
_utm.gif Google Analytics tracking code which collects details about the visitor’s browser and computer Pixel Session
_utma Collects data about number and times of a user’s visits to the website HTTP 2 years
_utmb Registers a timestamp when a user accesses the website HTTP 1 day
_utmc Registers a timestamp when a user leaves the website HTTP Session
_utmt Throttles speed of requests to server HTTP 1 day
_utmz Collects data on user’s origin page, search engine, and link clicked HTTP 6 months
VisitorStatus Collects statistical data on user-defined parameters within Google Analytics HTTP 20 years
_widgetsettings Assists Twitter marketing efforts HTML Persistent
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location HTTP 1 day
i/jot Assists with third party targeted advertising Pixel Session
i/jot/syndication Assists Twitter marketing efforts Pixel Session
IDE Reports user’s actions when they view or click an advertiser’s ads, providing data on ad efficacy HTTP 1 year
NID Identifies a user’s returning device for targeted ad purposes HTTP 6 months
PREF Collects statistics on how a user uses YouTube across different websites HTTP 8 months
test_cookie Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies HTTP 1 day
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos HTTP 179 days
YSC Keeps statistics on what YouTube videos a user has seen HTTP Session
yt-remote-cast-installed Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Session
yt-remote-connected-devices Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Persistent
yt-remote-device-id Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Persistent
yt-remote-fast-check-period Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Session
yt-remote-session-app Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Session
yt-remote-session-name Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video HTML Session
_sp_id.a9f5 Unclassified/Pending HTTP 2 years
_sp_ses.a9f5 Unclassified/Pending HTTP 1 day
snowplowOutQueue_informz_trk_infz_get Unclassified/Pending HTML Persistent