How to Maintain Refuge

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In Opinion 4/2012, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party declared the following cookies to be permitted for the exception to the cookie consent requirement:
User cookies (session ID) such as first-party cookies to track the user's input when filling out online forms, shopping carts, etc. for the duration of a session or persistent cookies, which in some cases are limited to a few hours
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