Cookie statement


This website uses a technology called “cookie”. A cookie is a small information file that a website can place on the hard drive of your computer, where the files of your internet browser are stored. A cookie saves you the effort to re-enter certain data in registration fields, because a website with cookies can “remember” data that you previously entered as a visitor. With a cookie we can offer specific information to you and we can keep track of how parts of the website are used. Some cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of the website and may already have been set. Other cookies (usually Web Analytics cookies) require your consent before they can be placed on your computer. Cookies can be placed on your computer by us and also by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as other organizations, web analysis services and advertising network services. With most Internet browsers or other software you can adjust your browser settings to delete cookies from your hard drive, block all cookies, restrict the use of cookies or get a warning before a cookie is placed. For more information about these functions, please consult the user manual of your browser.

Refusing and/or checking Cookies
The EU regulations on the use of cookies in the provision of electronic communication services require that organizations and institutions inform the website visitor correctly and fully about the use of cookies on their website. The law is based on the EU ePrivacy Directive 2002/58 / EC. That directive – ePrivacy Directive – is translated into national legislation in every EU country concerned. In America you can visit for information on cookies.

If you refuse cookies, the functionality of the site may be limited and you may not be able to use certain functions on the website. But the majority of our website will still be visible to you if you choose not to allow cookies on your computer. Certain functions, such as registering for our newsletter or as a member or donor, may then not be available.
There are different methods for viewing and deleting cookies that are placed on your computer. This depends on the browser (search engine) you use. To find the instructions, please refer to the website of the manufacturer of the browser you are using. There are also sites with collected information about cookies such as

Do not track
There are several ways to prevent your online activity from being traced. One possibility is to set your browser so that websites you visit receive a notification that you do not want them to collect certain information about you. This is called a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signal. But until now there is no universally accepted standard for what an organization has to do when a DNT signal is detected. Our websites and online facilities cannot yet respond to these signals from web browsers.

Choices about cookies
The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance has a website where people can choose not to receive ads based on interest from some or all of the network advertising companies participating in this initiative. Information about the EIDAA can be found here:
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We use the following types of cookies on this website
Session Cookies
While you surf on our site, there are often times when we need to remember technical information about you (eg the language setting). For this we use a Session Cookie. With a session cookie we can improve your user experience on our site. This Session Cookie does not include personally identifiable information and only remains valid until you end your browsing session and leave our site.

Forever or Login Session Cookie
When you log into a website that requires a log-in code, the web server can place a cookie on your computer with which your login details are ‘remembered’. This can be used in your own interest so that you do not have to enter the complete login information again when you visit this website. This Login Cookie will remain on your computer for an indefinite period of time, even after you have left the relevant website.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics can be used to make our website function better and to give us a picture of which parts of the website are used. Google Analytics uses technical tools such as First-party cookies and JavaScript code to collect data about visitors. Google Analytics traces visitors to the website where JavaScript is active and autonomously traces the interaction of visitors with a website, for example where they came from and what they did on a website. Google Analytics collects the above-mentioned data from users, uses this data to manage and update the website and also to assess how certain target groups navigate through the content.
Option for Opt-Out: Google analytics has an opt-out option for website visitors who do not want their data collected. More information about this can be found here:
Use of data by Google: Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may, under the terms of its Privacy Policy, be found at or another URL that Google may provide from time to time, to retain and use data that has been collected.

Third party cookies on our sites
The Caribbean Arthritis Foundation (CAF) does not allow third parties to place cookies on your computer via our website, unless these cookies are placed at our request, they are under our direct control and are not used or are available to a third party, unless As explained in this privacy statement.