Privacy and Cookies
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.
Integrating our site with our opt-in email lists
We use MailPoet, which helps us manage email newsletters. MailPoet may serve the following cookie to better provide a consistent experience when signing up for our newsletters.
MAILPOET_SESSION: Used for tracking the invisible recapcha option in Mailpoet
We use the Mailmunch Constant Contact plugin, which helps us subscribe visitors to our email mailing lists. We do not collect any personally identifiable information for our mailing lists unless you explicitly “opt-in” to subscribe. However, even without a subscription, you may be served cookies from Mailmunch to ensure consistent interaction with their software.
_mailmunch_seen_month: Used for tracking by the Mailmunch mailing list software
_mailmunch_visitor_id: Used to create a unique visitor ID for the Mailmunch mailing list software
Mailmunch_second_pageview: Used for tracking by the Mailmunch mailing list software
btpdb: This cookie is used by MailMunch and BrightTag for cross-site marketing purposes
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
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: