This is the Cookie Policy of Virtual Funds Congress (also referred to throughout this policy as ‘ we ’, ‘ us ’, or ‘ our’). When you visit our websites, we or a third party service provider may collect technical and navigational information. This is done through the use of cookies. A cookie is a small data file that is sent by a website’s server to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer (or internet enabled device).

  1. How we use cookies

We collect information about your computer including your Internet Protocol address (“IP address”), operating system, browser type, pages visited and average time spent on our websites. We use this information for a variety of purposes, such as maintaining the security of your online session, online advertising of our products and services, facilitating site navigation, improving our websites’ design and functionalities, and personalising your experience. On their own cookies do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish us with any personal or financial information, this information can be associated with the data collected by the cookies.

If you continue without disabling our cookies we will assume that you are happy with our use of them as outlined in this Cookie Policy.

  1. Types of cookies we use

Strictly necessary cookies:  Generally these cookies will be essential first party session cookies and are required for the operation of our website. They include cookies that help ensure the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, you may not be able to access our online services (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies can be first or third party, session or persistent cookies. To fall within this category their usage typically is limited to performance and website improvement. These cookies don’t collect any information that could be used to identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve the performance of our websites. A first party example is a cookie that allows us to both count visitors and see how visitors navigate our websites. This helps us improve the way our websites work (e.g. improve the usability to ensure visitors easily find what they want).

Functional cookies:  These cookies can be first party or third party, session or persistent cookies. These cookies allow us to provide you with a more personal experience so that you do not have to reset your preferences each time you visit one or more of our websites. To deliver a more personal experience, they enable us to personalise content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (e.g. your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies : These cookies can be first party or third party. They will always be persistent but time-limited cookies. Targeting cookies are used to send you relevant information and see which content you use. They do this by recording your visits to our websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We then use the information collected to tailor both our website and the relevance of our advertising displayed to your interests. In order to make our advertising displayed more relevant, we provide the information collected to advertising networks. Please note these cookies do not contain any of your personal or financial information.

  1. Cookies we use

The following cookies may be placed on your computer or device by us :

Cookie NamePurposeCookie TypeExpires
cookie-consent-statusUsed to keep track of cookie acceptance consentStrictly Necessary12 months

The following cookies may be placed on your computer or device by third parties :

ProviderCookie NamePurposeCookie Type
Used by WordPress to store your authentication details.Strictly necessary
WordPresswordpress_logged_in_[hash]This indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.Strictly necessary
WordPresswp-settings-{time}-[UID] The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.Strictly necessary
Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics
We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to compile reports to help us improve our websites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our websites, how they came to our websites and the pages they visited.Analytical / Performance
Wistiawistiawistia-video-progress-<alphanumeric_code>This is a token added by the video platform Wistia in order for the video player to function and count views. It is required in order for the Wistia videos to work.Strictly necessary / Analytical / Performance
Used by to save the user session and preferencesStrictly necessary
Livechat__livechatUsed by the Livechat HelpDesk pluginStrictly necessary
  1. Managing cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. You can manage cookies that are placed on your browser by activating the setting on your internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies.

For more information about how to do this, you can use the following links for guidance: Disable/enable Adobe cookies , Control Google web analytics and cookies  (browser add-on), Control all cookies with your browser (please note some parts of the website will not function when all cookies are disabled), and Understand Google’s use of advertising cookies.

We understand that some internet browsers have incorporated ‘Do Not Track’ features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference to the websites you visit indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. This is different from blocking or deleting cookies, as browsers with a ‘Do Not Track’ feature enabled may still accept cookies. Our websites do not currently recognise and respond to ‘Do Not Track’ requests.

If you have questions on our use of cookies, please get in touch at

  1. Definitions

A number of terms used in this Cookie Policy are defined below. These definitions are based on those used in the ICO guidance.

First and third party cookies  – whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the visitor at the time – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the visitor. If a visitor visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.

Session cookies —these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session. A browser session starts when a visitor opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a visitor’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. On the date specified in the expiration, the cookie will be removed from the visitor’s disk unless deleted before by the visitor.