Cookies & Other Technologies
Causedirect uses technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information).
What they are:
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device.
Pixels are small blocks of code on web-pages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.
Pixel tags (also known as GIFs, web beacons or web beacons) are in turn small code snippets or tiny embedded images on websites and e-mails that help us learn how you interact with our site and our e-mails.
Why we use them
We use these technologies to do things like:
- – make our Platform faster or easier to use;
- – enable features and store information about you (including on your device or in your browser cache) and your use of the Platform and/or the portal of your organization;
- – monitor and understand the use of our services;
- – to protect you, others and Causedirect. For example, we may use them to know you are logged into the Platform, to help you use social plugins and share buttons.
Cookies and things like local storage help make the Platform work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser or by helping us authenticate you to deliver your personalized content. We suggest you refer to your browser or device’s help material to learn what controls you can use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use the Platform or other websites and apps.
How they work
When you visit Causedirect, our web server sends a cookie to your device, which allows us to recognize your device (but not the person who uses it). By associating ID numbers in cookies with other account information when, for example, you log in to Causedirect on your organization’s portal, we know that the cookie information relates to your user account. Likewise, pixel tags on Causedirect and e-mail communications help us identify how your device is used to interact with Causedirect content. Some of the tags and cookies used by our Services are served by us, and some are served by trusted partners who provide services on our behalf.
Some examples of the types of cookies and other technologies Causedirect uses:
Causedirect uses authentication cookies and similar technologies to inform us each time you are connected to Causedirect. This allows us to show you customized views based on your interests and to connect you to projects, or activities such as those that you may have already supported or that you may have participated in.
Some cookies help us provide localized experiences — for example, by making sure you see Causedirect in your preferred language.
Site features and services
Performance cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how Causedirect works, so we can offer you the best experience possible. We will be required to use third-party software development kits (SDKs) in the mobile applications we plan to develop to collect information about the app’s activity, the type of device and operating system it is running on and the way the app is operating. For example, an SDK will be able to send us a report if the app crashes and will tell us which features of the app will be used more than others
Analytics and research
Social Media Platforms
Another benefit of using cookies and this kind of technology is that they make interaction with social media platforms more transparent and more efficient. For example, when you are signed in to social media accounts while you use our services, these technologies allow you to share content with your social network or, in some cases, log in with your credentials. to these social media. These features are usually controlled by the social media platform that you use and are governed by its separate privacy policies and preferences that you set with this service.
You can control certain cookies
Your browser can give you the ability to control cookies. The way you do it depends on the type of cookie. Some browsers can be configured to reject browser cookies. Please note that blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using most of our services. To learn more about how to enable, disable or delete cookies from your web browser, click here. To control flash cookies, which can be used on certain websites from time to time, click here. Be aware that most if not most flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
Our Do Not Track Policy
Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to follow you. These characteristics are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to these signals. If you block cookies, some features of Causedirect or the portal of the organization that you use may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all the tracking described here will stop.Some of the options you select are specific to the browser and the device you are using.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.
This updated policy went into effect on May 25, 2018.