Last updated: May 25, 2018
This website is owned and operated by the Open Society Foundations.
Although this Policy refers to the general term “cookie,” which is the main method used by our website to store information, the browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose and we may use other tracking technologies through this website such as web beacons, clear GIFs, or pixel tags. We usually use such tracking technologies to count users who visit certain pages of our website and to deliver branded services as well as to help determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.
As a result, the information included in this Policy is likewise applicable to all such tracking technologies that we use.
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.
|Name of Cookie||Provider||Purpose of the Cookie||Duration|
|__cfduid||Cloudflare||Used to identify unique users.||24 hours|
|_ga||Used to identify unique users.||2 years|
|_gat||Used to limit the number of requests to Google’s servers. No data is stored.||1 minute|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|_gat_gtag_[property_id]||Used to specify Google Analytics account.||1 hour|
|__utma||Used to distinguish users and sessions.||2 years|
|__utmc||Used to track new visitors.||temporary|
|__utmt||Used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|
|__utmb||Used to identify unique users.||30 minutes|
|__utmz||Used to identify how user came to site.||6 months|
|_cb||Chartbeat||Used to distinguish users.||1 year|
|_cb_ls||Chartbeat||Used to distinguish users.||1 year|
|_cb_svref||Chartbeat||Used to distinguish users.||30 minutes|
|_chartbeat2||Chartbeat||Used to determine if and when user has been to site.||1 year|
|email_subscriber||OSF||Used to track if user comes to site via email newsletter link.||1 year|
|email_campaign||OSF||Used to track campaign ID of email newsletter. A campaign ID is a unique identifier tied to each email newsletter.||1 year|
|email_campaign_repeat||OSF||Used to track campaign ID of email newsletter for repeat visitors. A campaign ID is a unique identifier tied to each email newsletter.||1 year|
|__unam||ShareThis||Used to track user clicks and views.||1 year|
|__sharethis_cookie_test__||ShareThis||Used to test for cookies.||temporary|
OSF also uses some cookies which are strictly necessary in order for you to use our services available on our website.
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