Cookies consist of pieces of text, often including unique identifiers (strings of letters and numbers) that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the browser. The identifier may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users who are returning.
Cookies may be either “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies consist of a text file sent to the web browser from the web server, and are stored by the web browser until its set expiry date or until the user deletes the cookie. A session cookie, will expire when the user closes the web browser and is not retained after the browser is closed.
It is important to note that not all cookies on our website are created by us as some are created by third parties. These are covered below.
What cookies do we use?
On your visit to our website, you may notice four types of cookies generated. The cookies used are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:
These cookies are essential in order to use website and it’s features. We use these cookies to:
- Facilitate features such as secure areas;
- Detect any software on your device which enables content on our website.
These cookies are not used to target you with products or services.
If you prevent these cookies then we cannot guarantee your security or predict how our website will function during your visit.
These cookies are not essential but collect useful information about how people use our website. Without this information, it would be difficult for us to understand how our website is performing and how we can improve the user experience. We use these cookies to:
- Obtain web usage statistics such as which pages you visit;
- Understand website performance and if there are any errors.
These cookies help improve your experience of our website by remembering choices or data you have entered into our website (such as your Flywire account name, payment details) and deliver an enhanced experience. They may also be used to provide services and content such as videos.
When you visit our site you may notice that some cookies are not related to Flywire. These cookies may be sent from sites, such as social media sites or analytics tools, that provide external applications through our website such as social media tools or applications or information regarding website usage. We suggest that you look at those third parties' websites for more information about the cookies they place and how you can manage them.
Cookies on this website
|Session cookies||_peertransfer_payschool_hidden_announcements||End of session||This cookie is used to deliver announcements and messages to users of our portal|
|_peertransfer_payschool_session||End of session||This cookie is used to remember key information (if you have allowed your browser to do that)|
|peer_session_id||End of session||This cookie retains the session id and allows the user to the platform|
|user_logged_in||Permanent||This boolean cookie is being used in the session management.|
|CloudFare||__cfduid||Now + 5 years|| |
This cookie is used by CloudFare to identity trusted web traffic. It does not collect or correspond to any user id.
Please see the CloudFare website for more details about this cookie.
|Cookies acceptance||flywire-cookies||Permanent||This boolean cookie is used to store the cookies user acceptance.|
|Flash messages management||flywire-flash-message-*||Permanent||This boolean cookie is used to avoid showing the message again.|
|User experience||fw_payschool_experiment||3 Months||This cookie is used to track the user experience being used.|
|Preferred language||flywire-lang||Permanent||This cookie is used to store the preferred browser language.|
|Google analytics||__utma||Now + 2 years||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.|
|__utmb||Now + 30 minutes||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a new page is clicked, the cookie is reset. If you leave the website or cease activity, the cookie is deleted.|
|__utmc||End of session||This cookie is used in conjunction with __utmb to determine whether or not to establish a new session.|
|__utmz||Now + 6 months||This cookie stores the type of referral used by visitors to our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view.|
|__utmt||Now + 10 minutes||This cookie is used to throttle the request rate for our website – i.e. it limits the collection of data when there is high traffic.|
|_ga||Now + 2 years||A Google Analytics cookie for general tracking.|
|_gid||1 day||A Google Analytics cookie for general tracking.|
|View Google Analytics’ privacy overview at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit the Google Analytics opt-out page|
|JSESSIONID||End of session||Monitors our web servers ensuring that we are alerted to any web server malfunctions, specifically it monitors session counts for an application. Find out more.|
|ScorecardResearch||UID & UIDR||Now + 2 years|| |
Set on the root of *.scorecardresearch.com These cookies are used to gather data about your activity on our website. The data is sent to comScore for analysis and reporting. The purpose of this is to improve the services we provide.
Marketing and analytics cookies
|Google Tag Manager (.bing.com)||MUID||1 year|
|Google Tag Manager||_uetsid||30 minutes|
|Hotjar Analytics||_hjIncludedInSample||Persistent||Session cookie used for marketing and sales purposes. For more info, visit Hotjar cookies policy|
|Drift Analytics||drift_aid||2 years||Session cookie for Marketing purposes. For more info, visit Drift cookie security information|
vimeo analytics unique id
|End of session|
|player||Now +1 year|
|__utmc||End of session|
|__utmz||Now + 6 months|
|okck, wcsid, _oklv, _okdetect, _okbk, _ok, okac, okla||Persistent|
|lu||Now + 2yrs|
|wd||End of session|
|bscookie||Now + 2 years|
|lidc||Now + 24 hours|
|_utmz||Now + 6 months|
|End of session|
|wwwcsrf||End of session|
|End of session|
|End of session|
You may prefer to disable cookie on this and on other websites. The most effective way to do this is to alter your web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) settings to allow, switch off or delete cookies. We suggest consulting the help section of your browser or visiting the about cookies website which offers step-by-step guidance for all modern browsers.
The entity responsible for the processing of the information collected via our website is listed below. The privacy officer can be contacted at [email protected], by using our contact page or by writing to us below:
Flywire Payments Corporation
Attn: Privacy Officer
141 Tremont Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02111, USA