Cookie Policy

Cookies & other technologies

This policy explains why and how we use cookies and 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 are cookies

Cookies are small data stored on your computer, mobile phone, or another device.

Pixels are small blocks of code on web pages that 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 do we use cookies?

Causedirect uses cookies and these other technologies to help us recognize you as a regular visitor and to improve the quality of your user experience.

It is also a question of security: cookies also help us secure Causedirect by allowing us to detect activities that may violate our policies and terms of use. Furthermore, these cookies protect you from access to your account by other people than you, alert you and us when your account is accessed and allow you to disable all active sessions that you may have (for example, when you log out or change your password).

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 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 and 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 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 other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). Doing this may affect your ability to use the Platform or other websites and apps.

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.

How cookies 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.

Website features & services

Causedirect uses cookies that help us deliver our services more efficiently – for example, by saving your preferences or filling in the username field in advance when you log in, which allows you to avoid reinstating them every time you log in.

Performance cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how Causedirect works so that 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 can send us a report if the app crashes and tell us which features of the app will be used more than others.

Analytics & research

Cookies and other technologies also help us improve the functionality and content of Causedirect. For example, we may use cookies to understand how you discover projects that are displayed on the site or on the portal of the organization you are working for or to determine what types of browsers or devices are used to access our Platform. You can unsubscribe from Google Analytics here.

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 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 you use and are governed by the separate privacy policies and preferences you set with this service.


Cookies can also help us deliver targeted advertising on social media platforms based on your activity on Causedirect, including the projects you have supported or followed, as well as the actions you have participated in or initiated, and track the performance of these ads. This is called online behavioral advertising. Sometimes, our partners may use cookies to provide us with information about your interactions with their services. In this case, these third-party cookies would be subject to the policies of the third-party service. You can unsubscribe from behavioral advertising online. The self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising offers consumers the option of not recording their behavior online and using it for advertising purposes. Be aware, however, that some of the choices you make are specific to the browser and the device.

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. Click here to learn more about enabling, disabling, or deleting cookies from your web browser. Click here to control flash cookies, which can be used on certain websites from time to time. 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 organization’s portal may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all the tracking described here will stop. Some options you select are specific to the browser and the device you use.


If you have questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us.

This updated policy went into effect on May 25, 2018.

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