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The section below, titled “How do I manage cookies?”, outlines the choices you can make to control cookies. However, if you disable cookies and similar technologies, your experience on the platform may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
What cookies do we use?
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Cookie Use / categorisation rationale dont_auto_login_via_facebook Used by Change.org to allow users to disconnect their FB account. country Used by Change.org to show users content specific to the country set in their profile. cookie_banner Used by Change.org to store cookie preferences. membership_view Used by Change.org to personalise membership program signup options to be displayed. _change_id Used by Change.org to track user state and login. _change_lang _change_session uuid app_meta_ppmu_ty_receipt Used by Change.org to track various user preferences, such as banner dismissals, promotions, and unsubscriptions. app_meta_promoted_ty app_meta_unsubscribe_gtm __cf_bm Used by CloudFlare to prevent certain attacks (DDoS) and other security risks. __cf* __cfduid __cfruid __cfuid fbsr_* Used by Facebook to facilitate login and sharing on Change.org. _ga Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users on multiple platforms (e.g. change.org, hotjar.com, optimizely.com, paypal.com, twitter.com). _gid optimizelyEndUserId G_AUTHUSER_H Used by Google to facilitate login and sharing on Change.org. G_ENABLED_IDPS HSID Used by Google/YouTube to track Google account ID and the most recent sign-in time for security purposes. SID optimizelyOptOut Used by Optimizely to include or exclude a user in experiments per their consent. enforce_policy Used by Paypal to provide payment options and security. l7_az LANG ts ts_c tsrce X-PP-SILOVER _px3 Used by PerimeterX to detect fraud and bot activity. _pxvid __stripe_mid Used by Stripe to prevent fraud. __stripe_sid machine_identifier cid Used by Stripe to provide payment options and security. docs.prefs private_machine_identifier recent-views stripe.csrf VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Used by YouTube to measure internet bandwidth to determine if user gets new or old Youtube player interface.
Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, allow us to remember language or other local settings, and customise your experience accordingly.
Cookie Use / categorisation rationale app_meta_petition_interrupt_first_view_date Used by Change.org to track a user’s exposure to particular user flows and how many times they have shown said flows. app_meta_petition_interrupt_view_count app_meta_privacy_policy_banner_dismissed Used by Change.org to track a user’s preference and times seen regarding banners, inclusive of policy update banners, GDPR compliance banners, and customer satisfaction survey banners. app_meta_privacy_policy_banner_views gdpr_banner_dismissed gdpr_banner_views survey_banner app_meta_phone_collection_dismiss_<petition_id> Used by Change.org to track a user’s preference regarding banners, inclusive of banners asking for updating certain contact information. app_meta_public_signature_<petition_id> Used by Change.org to track a user’s signature display preference. skip_contribute_redirect_to Used by Change.org to track user preference for product flow. fbm_* Used by Facebook to store account details. NID Used by Google for preferences tracking. OTZ remixdt Used by VK to facilitate login and sharing.
*VK functionality on Change.org is only available to users that either use Russian as a site language on Change.org, or are located in countries where VK is prominent and popular.
remixflash remixgp remixlang remixlhk remixlxk remixscreen_depth remixscreen_dpr remixscreen_height remixscreen_orient remixscreen_winzoom remixscreenwidth remixseenads remixsid remixstid remixua tmr_detect Used by VKontakte (VK). tmr_lvid tmr_lvidTS tmr_reqNum vk_app_*
Analytics cookies collect information about how you use Change.org, like which pages you visited and which links you click on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymised. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions.
Cookie Use / categorisation rationale Experiments_* Used by Change.org for experiments to evaluate our product. __utm* Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions. _gat* Used by Google Tag Manager to throttle request rates. ga_first_visit Used by Google Analytics to remember the traffic source and browser of users’ first visit to the site. _hjCachedUserAttributes Used by HotJar for user surveys and other user research functionality. _hjClosedSurveyInvites _hjDonePolls _hjDoneTesterWidgets _hjid _hjIncludedInSample _hjLocalStorageTest _hjMinimizedPolls _hjRecordingLastActiviity _hjShownFeedbackMessage _hjTLDTest _hjUserAttributesHash app_meta_new_stack_conversion_actions optimizelyRedirectData Used by Optimizely to run Change product-related experiments. __stripe_orig_props Used by Stripe to analyse and improve their payment services. YSC Used by YouTube to track play counts.
Marketing cookies track your activity to help deliver more relevant content or advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organisations or advertisers.
Cookie Use / categorisation rationale SAPISID Used by DoubleClick for ads on Google/YouTube. _gcl_au Used by Google Tag Manager to store and track conversions. __Secure-3PAPISID Used by YouTube for ads on Google/YouTube. __Secure-3PSID __Secure-3PSIDCC SSID _uetsid Used for ads on Bing. _uetvid _fbp Used for ads on Facebook.com 1P_JAR Used for ads on Google. APISID PREF SIDCC
How do I manage cookies?
You can manage your cookie preferences and out-out of preference, analytics, and marketing cookies with the cookie manager.
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