Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.


Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.


Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user 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.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. You can find more information about cookies at and

Cookies Used on our Website

We use cookies to make access possible, measure usage, user behaviour, and enhance your experience on our services. A list of all the cookies used on this website is set out below:

  • Access Token (access_token). If you sign up and sign in to your Swirl account we store a cookie used to authenticate and authorize you on subsequent requests to our servers.

  • Cookie consent (cookieconsent_status). Stored when you accept cookies.

  • Stripe

    • __stripe_sid : Functional cookie for fraud prevention with a retention period of 30 minutes.

    • __stripe_mid : Functional cookie for fraud prevention with a retention period of 1 year.

    • m ( : Functional cookie for fraud prevention with a retention period of 2 years. 

  • Hotjar

    • _hjTLDTest

    • _hjid

  • Comm100

    • comm100_visitorguid_50100068

    • SSOSessionInfo_50100068

Changes to this Cookie policy

We keep our cookie policy under regular review. This cookie policy was last updated on 28 January 2021. Your continued usage of our services will be seen as an acceptance to any changes of this cookie policy. Note that we will never make changes that will impair the protection and integrity of your data on the Swirl platform.