Cookie Policy

This policy concerns the use of cookies by ShwóŋCast’s website and services.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. The cookie is then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device and because they enable the website to remember the user’s actions and preferences over a period of time, so they don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever they come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

A website uses cookies to identify visitors / users. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer's hard disk, specifically a file that is sent from a web server and site to a web browser and stored by the browser. The ID is then sent back to the server and website every time the browser asks for a page from the server via the website. Cookies are useful because they help analyze web traffic or let us know when you visit a particular webpage. They also allow us to store your preferences and settings, enable you to connect with our services, help combat fraud and analyze the performance of our website and e-services. We use cookies to track you when you visit the site and as you browse the site and to identify which pages of the site you are visiting, helping us analyze data on website traffic and improve our website.

Types of cookies

Cookies are placed on your device either by ShwóŋCast (first-party cookies) or by the third parties whose services we use as part of the website (third-party cookies). We have no control over third-party cookies.

Some of the cookies we use are essential to the performance of the website, while others are not, and users can opt-out. Opting-out or blocking some cookies may affect the functionality of the website. You can block or remove cookies yourself by altering the settings of your browser.

Moreover, some cookies are retained in your browser for only as long as you visit our website, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that ShwóŋCast's website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. Such cookies are essential in order to be able to make use of our website and services.

Functionality cookies

Some cookies enable websites to remember choices their users make. These cookies are known as "functionality cookies" and help to improve a user's experience of a website by providing a more personalised service. Users can opt out anytime by deleting cookies from their browser.

Analytical cookies

We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behavior on our website to help us improve our information and services. Users can opt-out from the use of such cookies anytime by deleting cookies from their browser.

Which cookies we use

1. ShwóŋCast’s cookies

When you visit our website, our web server temporarily stores by default personal data for the purpose of system security, namely:

  • the connection data of the inquiring computer (IP address)
  • the pages you visit on our website, the date and duration of the visit
  • the identification data of the employed browser and operating system type
  • the website from which you accessed our website
2. Google Analytics

Our website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”) in order to evaluate and analyse use of the website by its visitors, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website and internet use. Google Analytics uses cookies, which make it possible to analyse your use of the website.

You can also prevent collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link []. You can set an opt-out cookie to prevent collection by Google Analytics across devices. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. You need to opt-out on all systems and devices in use for this to work comprehensively. If you click here, the opt-out cookie is set: Disable Google Analytics.

You can find more detailed information on the terms and conditions of use and data protection at and at

3. Google AdWords

Our website uses the online marketing programme “Google AdWords”, including conversion tracking. Google conversion tracking is a service operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). If you click on adverts placed by Google, a cookie is placed on your computer for conversion tracking. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that you have clicked on the advert and were forwarded to this page. The information collected using the conversion cookie serves the purpose of producing conversion statistics. This allows us to find out the total number of users who have clicked on our adverts and were forwarded to a page equipped with a conversion tracking tag.

You can also deactivate personalised advertising in Google’s advertising settings. You can find an introduction to this at You will find more information as well as Google’s data protection declaration at:

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How to control cookies:

All in all, cookies help us provide you with a better website and service. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you except the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or reject cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to reject cookies if you prefer (check information in your browser's help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies). The website offers good and simple instructions on how to manage cookies using different types of browsers. You can also deactivate the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page at and following the opt-out instructions. Reducing cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website and services. In case you delete all cookies already on your computer and set your browser to prevent them from being installed, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website and some services and functionalities may not work. Third-party cookies can be safely blocked.