Cookie Policy

Last updated: December 21, 2021

Like all platforms, we use cookies and other similar technology for the site to function, and to give you a better and more personalized experience of Change.org. This policy outlines which cookies we use, and explains how you can manage them.

  1. What is a cookie?

    Cookies are standard features of websites that allow us to store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to the Change.org platform. They help us learn which areas of the platform are useful and which areas need improvement.
    On Change.org, we use cookies for many things, which we explain in detail below and which include:

    • to remember your preferred language and country;
    • to help you log in again when you revisit the platform;
    • to connect your Change.org account to your social media account, if you choose to do so;
    • to help our engineers improve the platform, by understanding how people find us and what devices they’re using.

    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.

  2. What cookies do we use?

    Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used by Change.org. Our Privacy Policy complements this Cookies Policy and outlines how any information that may be collected from cookies is used.

    Essential Cookies

    Essential cookies enable you to navigate our platform and to use our services and features. Without these cookies, our website and platform will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like, and we may not be able to provide certain core functions and features of our platform.

    CookieUse / categorization rationale
    __cf_bmUsed by Cloudflare to prevent certain attacks (DDoS) and other security risks.
    __cf_ob_info
    __cf_use_ob
    __cf*
    __cfduid
    __cfruid
    __cfuid
    __stripe_midUsed by Stripe to prevent fraud.
    __stripe_sid
    _change_idUsed by Change to track user state and login.
    _change_lang
    _change_session
    _gaUsed by Google Analytics to distinguish users on multiple platforms (e.g. change.org, hotjar.com, optimizely.com, paypal.com, twitter.com).
    _gid
    _px3Used by PerimeterX to detect fraud and bot activity.
    _pxff_*
    _pxvid
    app_meta_ppmu_ty_receiptUsed by Change to track various user preferences, such as banner dismissals, promotions, and unsubscriptions.
    app_meta_promoted_ty
    app_meta_starter_dash_prompt_banner
    app_meta_unsubscribe_gtm
    cidUsed by Stripe to provide payment options and security.
    cookie_bannerUsed by Change to store cookie preferences.
    countryUsed by Change to show users content specific to the country set in their profile.
    docs.prefsUsed by Stripe to provide payment options and security.
    dont_auto_login_via_facebookUsed by Change to allow users to disconnect their FB account.
    enforce_policyUsed by Paypal to provide payment options and security.
    fbsr_*Used by Facebook to facilitate login and sharing on Change.org.
    G_AUTHUSER_HUsed by Google to facilitate login and sharing on Change.org.
    G_ENABLED_IDPS
    HSIDUsed by Google/YouTube to track Google account ID and the most recent sign-in time for security purposes.
    l7_azUsed by Paypal to provide payment options and security.
    LANG
    machine_identifierUsed by Stripe to prevent fraud.
    membership_viewUsed by Change to personalize membership program signup options to be displayed.
    optimizelyEndUserIdUsed by Optimizely to include or exlude a user in experiments per their consent.
    optimizelyOptOut
    private_machine_identifierUsed by Stripe to provide payment options and security.
    pxctsUsed by PerimeterX to detect fraud and bot activity.
    recent-viewsUsed by Stripe to provide payment options and security.
    SIDUsed by Google/YouTube to track Google account ID and the most recent sign-in time for security purposes.
    stripe.csrfUsed by Stripe to provide payment options and security.
    tsUsed by Paypal to provide payment options and security.
    ts_c
    tsrce
    uuidUsed by Change to track user state and login.
    VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEUsed by YouTube to measure internet bandwidth to determine if user gets new or old Youtube player interface.
    X-PP-SILOVERUsed by Paypal to provide payment options and security.

    Preference Cookies

    Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, allow us to remember local settings, and customize your experience accordingly.

    CookieUse / categorization rationale
    app_meta_petition_interrupt_first_view_dateUsed by Change 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_phone_collection_dismiss_Used by Change to track a user’s preference regarding banners, inclusive of banners asking for updating certain contact information.
    app_meta_privacy_policy_banner_dismissedUsed by Change 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
    app_meta_public_signature_Used by Change to track a user’s signature display preference.
    fbm_*Used by Facebook to store account details.
    gdpr_banner_dismissedUsed by Change to track a user’s preference and times seen regarding banners, inclusive of policy update banners, GDPR compliance banners, and customer satisfaction survey banners.
    gdpr_banner_views
    NIDUsed by Google for preferences tracking.
    OTZ
    remixdtUsed 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
    skip_contribute_redirect_toUsed by Change to track user preference for product flow.
    survey_bannerUsed by Change to track a user’s preference and times seen regarding banners, inclusive of policy update banners, GDPR compliance banners, and customer satisfaction survey banners.
    tmr_detectUsed by VKontakte (VK); exact uses are unknown.

    *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.

    tmr_lvid
    tmr_lvidTS
    tmr_reqNum
    vk_app_*

    Analytics Cookies

    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, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions.

    CookieUse / categorization rationale
    __stripe_orig_propsUsed by Stripe to analyze and improve their payment services.
    __utm*Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions.
    _gat*Used by Google Tag Manager to throttle request rates.
    _hjCachedUserAttributesUsed by HotJar for user surveys and other user research functionality.
    _hjClosedSurveyInvites
    _hjDonePolls
    _hjDoneTesterWidgets
    _hjid
    _hjIncludedInSample
    _hjLocalStorageTest
    _hjMinimizedPolls
    _hjRecordingLastActivity
    _hjShownFeedbackMessage
    _hjTLDTest
    _hjUserAttributesHash
    app_meta_new_stack_conversion_actions
    Experiments_*Used by Change for experiments to evaluate our product.
    ga_first_visitUsed by Google Analytics to remember the traffic source and browser of users’ first visit to the site.
    optimizelyRedirectDataUsed by Optimizely to run Change product-related experiments.
    YSCUsed by YouTube to track play counts.

    Marketing Cookies

    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 organizations or advertisers.

    CookieUse / categorization rationale
    __Secure-3PAPISIDUsed by YouTube for ads on Google/YouTube.
    __Secure-3PSID
    __Secure-3PSIDCC
    _fbpUsed for ads on Facebook.com
    _gcl_auUsed by Google Tag Manager to store and track conversions.
    _uetsidUsed for ads on Bing.
    _uetvid
    1P_JARUsed for ads on Google.
    APISID
    PREF
    SAPISIDUsed by DoubleClick for ads on Google/YouTube.
    SIDCCUsed for ads on Google.
    SSIDUsed by YouTube for ads on Google/YouTube.
  3. How do I manage cookies?

    You can manage your cookie preferences and out-out of preference, analytics, and marketing cookies with the cookie manager.

  4. Policy updates & contacting us

    This is a snapshot of how we use cookies today; we may change this Cookies Policy if we change our use of cookies over time. The “last revised” legend at the top of this page indicates when this page was last changed. If you have questions or feedback on this policy, feel free to let us know by contacting our Help Desk or writing to the following addresses:

    Change.org, PBC.
    548 Market Street
    Private Mailbox #29993
    San Francisco, CA 94104-5401
    USA

    Change.org, PBC., located at the above address, is the company responsible for collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information under this Privacy Policy. If you prefer, you may also contact us at our EU office:

    Change.org, PBC.
    Carrer de Santaló, 10, 1st Floor
    08021 Barcelona
    Spain

    We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. If you have any suggestions for us, feel free to let us know by contacting our Help Desk.

    You can contact our Help Desk for any data deletion or access requests.

    If you have detailed questions about Change.org’s data usage, you may like to contact our Data Protection Team at dpt@change.org.

    Thanks for supporting change in your community — we can’t wait to see what you’ll change next!