We never collect any personally identifying information without your explicit consent. This includes names, email addresses, physical addresses, or ways you personally identify yourself. By default, you are free to visit and engage with the content on our site without providing any personal information.
Cookies are a small string of letters and characters that we can save in your web browser to help us remember your device and better serve content to you. In addition, web pages on our site may embed content from partner sites, such as social media sites or video sharing sites, that may also save cookies in your browser.
Below, we provide information on why we, or partners we embed content from, may save cookies to your browser.
Understanding our audience
In order to best support our visitors, understand the impact our web presence has on the community, and to communicate that impact to funders or program partners, we use Google Analytics to gather information such as the number of unique visitors to our site, what pages are being viewed, the general geographic location of those viewers, along with some other technical information such as what browsers our visitors are using.
The cookies served by Google Analytics may include:
_ga: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gid: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
NID: The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.
We also use Hotjar for behavior analytics.
_hjid: This cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
_hjIncludedInSample: This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc.
Embedding content from partners
We may embed or link to content from social media site Facebook. The cookies served by Facebook may include:
_fbp: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products
fr: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products
We may embed video from or link to content from video-sharing site Youtube. The cookies served by Youtube may include:
GPS: Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical location.
PREF: Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
YSC: Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
IDE: Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking a Youtube advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
How to Manage Cookies
You have the ability to manage, block or delete cookies in your web browser. These options are generally in the Settings or Preferences menus, in the Privacy section. Below are links that show you how to manage cookies in the most popular browsers:
Managing cookies in Chrome