1. What are cookies?

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as from Google Analytics, when you visit our website. Cookies are small files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently (e.g. by recognizing a user’s device), as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Although this Notice refers to the general term “cookie,” it also applies to any similar tracking technologies that we use (such as “web beacons,” “clear GIFs,” and “pixel tags”).

You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Our use of Cookies

GiveDirectly uses the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features
  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices made by the user and enhance the features, e.g. language or users location. This cookie is also used to remember a user’s preferences for a font size, or customisable parts of a web page
  • Targeting/Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver relevant advertising content and help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Name of cookie Provider Purpose Duration
Google Analytics Google These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where] visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited. These cookies are also used for managing and targets ads on Google properties. Click here for more information about Google Analytics Cookie Usage. 24 months
Google Cookie Google Re-captcha on donation page used to protect against fraud. 24 months
[Various] HotJar Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link. 12 months
[Various] Twitter Enables social media sharing and advertising for managing and targeting ads 120 months
[Various] Facebook Enables social media sharing and advertising for managing and targeting ads 24 months
[Various] Stripe Enables linking of your web browser to your Stripe Credentials. 60 months

3. Website cookie acceptance

By continuing to browse when you visit the website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

4. Turning cookies off

Most web browsers accept cookies by default, but allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please set your browser to reject cookies.

You can also opt out of receiving cookies on the GiveDirectly website for Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you disable cookies by blocking them, or delete cookies, the functionality of the website will likely be affected.

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

Internet Explorer
iPhone and iPad

5. Amendments to this Cookie Notice

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this Notice. We therefore recommend that you check this Notice regularly. We aim to notify you of any significant changes by way of a notice on our website or by contacting you directly when reasonably possible.

Date last revised: November, 2019

For additional questions:
[email protected]