TechnoServe Cookie Policy

Policy Name: Cookies
Approved By: Jeff Chrisfield Date Approved: 01/01/2020
Effective Date: 12/01/2019 Policy Owner: Jim McKinney

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the TechnoServe Site and associated subdomains.

Subdomains are as follows:

  • 50.technoserve.org
  • espanol.technoserve.org
  • give.technoserve.org

TechnoServe may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the “Effective Date” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised.  Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the website.

Cookies used on this website

TechnoServe (“us”/”our”/”we”) uses first party and third party cookies. We use cookies in order to make this website easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how this website is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can.

Further information about the types of cookies that are used on this website is set out in TechnoServe’s Data Privacy Statement. To the extent any Personal Information is collected through cookies, the Data Privacy Statement applies and compliments this Cookie Policy.

By continuing to browse the website you are agreeing to our use of cookies and the cookies notice at the top of your browser will disappear. If you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this website to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features and/or services. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide certain services or features on the website.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
__cfuid (Cloudflare) Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year 1st party
CONSENT Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website. 6631 1st party
JESSIONID Preserves users states across page requests. SESSION 1st party
CookieConsent Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year 1st party
__stripe_mid This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information. 1 year 1st party

 

__stripe_sid This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information. 1 day 1st party
m  Determines the device used to access the website. This allows the website to be formatted accordingly. 2 Years 1st party
rc::a  This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website. Persistent 1st party
rc::b This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Session 1st party
rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Session 1st party

 

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website; for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. The information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
__qca (Google) Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimizing the website content. 1 year 1st party
_ga (Google) Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years 1st party
_gat (Google) Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 1 day 1st party
_gid (Google) Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day 1st party

Preferences Cookies

Preferences cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
lang (LinkedIn) Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website Session 3rd party

www.linkedin.com

mcwidget  Identifies the last page visited by the visitor. This is used in order to make the chat-box function more relevant. Persistent 1st party

Statistics Cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
__qca Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content. 1 Year 1st party
_dlt Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes. Session 1st party
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years 1st party
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 day 1st party
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day 1st party
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session 1st  party
jserrors/1/# Unclassified Session 1st  party
p.gif Keeps track of special fonts used on the website for internal analysis. The cookie does not register any visitor data. Session 1st party
S Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes. 1 Day 1st party
SM_COOKIE Gathers information on the user’s interaction with the SurveyMonkey-Widget on the website, for statistical analysis and website optimization. 2 Months 1st  party

 

Targeting or Advertising Cookies

Targeting or Advertising cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. The third party provides these services in return for recognizing that you have visited our website. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on this website in order to make advertising on other websites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those ads are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
#GUID#23  Unclassified 1 day 1st party
__cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year 1st party
__hssc Collects statistical data related to the user’s website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. The purpose is to segment the website’s users according to factors such as demographics and geographical location, in order to enable media and marketing agencies to structure and understand their target groups to enable customised online advertising. 1 day
__hssrc (HubSpot) Collects statistical data related to the user’s website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. The purpose is to segment the website’s users according to factors such as demographics and geographical location, in order to enable media and marketing agencies to structure and understand their target groups to enable customized online advertising. Session
__hstc Collects statistical data related to the user’s website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. The purpose is to segment the website’s users according to factors such as demographics and geographical location, in order to enable media and marketing agencies to structure and understand their target groups to enable customised online advertising. 1 year
__ptq.gif (HubSpot) Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session  

 

_fbp  (Facebook) Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months 3rd party

www.facebook.com

1P_JAR (Google) Collects information on visitor behavior on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement. 29 Days 3rd party

www.google.com

ads/ga-audiences (Google) Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor ‘s online behavior across websites. Session 3rd party

www.google.com

attr_multitouch Used in context with SEO and conversion optimization. Gathers any user reports or behavioral data into reports for the website operator. This service is provided by a third-party analysis-service. 1 year 3rd party
bcookie Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 years
bscookie (LinkedIn) Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 years
embed/v3/counters.gif Collects information on user preferences and/or interaction with web-campaign content – This is used on CRM-campaign-platform used by website owners for promoting events or products. Session
embed/v3/counters.gif Collects information on user preferences and/or interaction with web-campaign content – This is used on CRM-campaign-platform used by website owners for promoting events or products. Session
Consent (Google) Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website. 6638 days 3rd Party

www.google.com

embed/v3/timings.gif (HubSpot) Collects data on visitors’ preferences and behavior on the website – This information is used make content and advertisement more relevant to the specific visitor. Session 1st party
eng_mt Tracks the conversion rate between the user and the advertisement banners on the website – This serves to optimise the relevance of the advertisements on the website. Persistent
ep# Saves user states across page requests when completing a web-based survey. 1 day
fr (Facebook) Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months 3rd Party

www.facebook.com

 
GPS (YouTube) Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 1 day 3rd party

www.youtube.com

hubspotutk (HubSpot) Keeps track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to the marketing platform HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts. 1 year 1st Party
IDE (Google DoubleClick) Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clickingone of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. 1 year 3rd Party

www.google.com

lang (LinkedIn) Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website. Session 3rd Party

www.linkedin.com

lidc (LinkedIn) Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 1 day 3rd party

www.linkedin.com

lissc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 1 year  
mc (Quantcast) Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads. 13 months 3rd party

www.quantcast.com

mc_pixel_session_data Used in context with the ChatBot function on the website. The cookie contains data on user behavior, which allows the website to promote products or services through the ChatBot-function or other pop-up messages. Persistent  
NID (Google) Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. 6 months 3rd Party Google.com
pagead/1p-user-list/# Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral-fees between websites. Session 3rd Party Google.com
pagead/landing  Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement – This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement. Session
st_samesite Used by ShareThis to track visitor’s website navigation and preferences – This is used for internal statistics and marketing. Session
PREF (YouTube) Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. 8 months 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

taboola global:user-id Sets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers. Persistent  
test_cookie (Google DoubleClick) Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. 1 day 3rd Party

www.google.com

tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Session 3rd party

Facebook.com

trctestcookie (Google) Detects whether partner data synchronization is functioning and currently running – This function sends user data between third-party advertisement companies for the purpose of targeted advertisements. Session 3rd Party

www.google.com

UserMatchHistory (LinkedIn) Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences. 29 days 3rd Party

www.linkedin.com

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE  (YouTube) Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

YSC (YouTube) Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

yt-remote-cast-installed (YouTube) Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

yt-remote-connected-devices (YouTube) Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Persistent 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

yt-remote-device-id (YoutTube) Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Persistent 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

yt-remote-fast-check-period (YouTube) Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

yt-remote-session-app (YouTube) Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

yt-remote-session-name (YouTube) Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Session 3rd Party

www.youtube.com

Managing Cookies in your Browser

In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Website at any time by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your help screen. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Website may operate as intended.

How to delete Cookies

For further information on how to delete cookies we recommend that you read the information provided at the following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html

Further Information

You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.

For further information about Google Analytics please see: Safeguarding your Data.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, it is available at: https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/.

If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit: www.youronlinechoices.com

This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.

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