Cookie Notice

What is a cookie? A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. When you visit a website, the site asks your browser to store those some identifiers. The identifiers allow the website to understand your preferences or login information. Cookies that are sent by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (“IUPAT” or “Us” or “We” or “Our”) are called First-Party Cookies. However, We also use Third-Party Cookies. Third-Party Cookies are from a domain different from the domain of the website you are visiting. Third-Party Cookies can be used for advertising and marketing efforts.

Why do We use Cookies? We use First-party and Third-party cookies for several reasons. Cookies can be used for technical reasons, basically so that Our website and application operate. These types of cookies are called “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. We can use other cookies so that certain third parties We work with to track and target the interest and preferences of Our users and these are called “performance” or “functionality” cookies. We can also use cookies for advertising, analytics, and other purposes.

Below is an explanation of the different types of cookies and other tracking technology and their purpose.

Types of Cookies

Functional or Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of the IUPAT website and application. Although IUPAT would like to have this information, functional and performance cookies do not affect the way the website or application functions. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

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Third-Party Website Cookies

When using the IUPAT website, you may be directed to other websites. These websites may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites you visit, even if you are directed to them from our website.

Managing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

Website Cookie Preference Tool

You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on the IUPAT website here: []. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

Browser Controls

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas may be restricted. Different browsers function differently. Please see the above-list to help you understand your particular browser settings.

Do Not Track

Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Mailchimp Sites, Connected Sites, Landing Pages, and Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. Mailchimp takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit


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