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Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains Earthjustice’s use of cookies and similar technologies when you visit our website, earthjustice.org (the “Site)” or individual microsites through third parties that refer to this policy (each a “Microsite,” and collectively, “Microsites”). It provides you with information about how and when we use cookies on the Site and Microsites.

We use cookies and similar technologies as permitted by applicable law and, where required, based on your consent. Disabling cookies may affect your experience of the Site or Microsite. You may also choose to delete cookies after you complete your Site or Microsite visit.

For information about the personal information Earthjustice collects and how we use it, please refer to our Privacy Policy. Earthjustice also provides to Site or Microsite users located in the EU/EEA or the United Kingdom (UK) the EU/EEA/UK Supplemental Privacy Statement.

What are cookies and similar technologies, and why do we use them?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device, through your browser, by the websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites, through the browser, and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies do not run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

Some cookies are set by Earthjustice, and some are set by third parties. The cookies that third parties set can recognize the device you use to visit our Site as well as when you visit other websites. Cookies are used to make the Site work properly, help make the user experience more efficient, to track metrics to help us improve our Site and the information we provide, and to help us provide personalized advertising and fundraising experiences for users.

Similar technologies include any technology that, comparable to cookies, stores or accesses information on your device. Such technologies may include, for example, HTML5 storage, Local Shared Objects, fingerprinting techniques as well as scripts and tracking pixels.

What cookies are set on Earthjustice’s Site or Microsite?

Most of the cookies set during your visit to the Site or Microsite come from third-party companies that we use to monitor and improve the user’s experience. We also set a small number of cookies to ensure the website platform functions properly and securely. Cookies fall into the following categories:

  • Necessary Cookies: These cookies either have the sole purpose of allowing or facilitating electronic communication (e.g., transmit communications over the Internet) or are strictly necessary to provide a service you have explicitly requested (e.g., securely authenticating users when they log into the Site or Microsite or when a donation is made online to support our work).
  • Functionality Cookies: These cookies help us create a better user experience by enabling personalization and engagement, such as displaying certain popup notifications one-time only.
  • Analytics/Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to monitor our Site’s or Microsite’s performance. We use them to understand how people use our Site or Microsite so that we can continue to improve the Site or Microsite and your experience when you visit.
  • Marketing Cookies: These cookies help us better understand the outcomes of advertising and fundraising efforts by tracking ad conversions and performance of ad traffic coming from third-party platforms.
  • Third-Party Cookies: These cookies are set by external services, such as YouTube, when you visit a page on our Site or Microsite containing a video or other resource embedded from that third-party service.

The Site or the Microsites use the following first-party cookies:

Name of Party Setting the CookieCookie NameCookie CategoryPurposeRetention Period
Cookie ControlCookieControlNecessaryRemembers cookie consent preferences365 days
Google Tag Manager_dc_gtm_* NecessaryTag management system. Used to throttle request rate 1 minute
Earthjustice Webform-* NecessaryTo prevent spambots from abusing website feedback forms. Set if individual responds to on-page feedback modules, limiting submissions to three per form. 1 day
EveryActionconnect.sid, FastActionDatabagId, ngpvanuser, ProfileDatabagId NecessaryEnables functionality on Earthjustice's action, donation, and signup forms. 10 years
_incap_* NecessaryEnables functionality on Earthjustice's action, donation, and signup forms. 1 year
nlbi_*, incap_ses_* NecessaryEnables functionality on Earthjustice's action, donation, and signup forms. Session
TiPMix, x-ms-routing-name NecessaryEnables functionality on Earthjustice's action, donation, and signup forms. 1 hour
ai_session NecessaryEnables functionality on Earthjustice's action, donation, and signup forms. 30 minutes
SessionKeyCookieNecessaryEnables functionality on Earthjustice's action, donation, and signup forms. 4 hours
Pay Pal ts, ts_c NecessaryEnables donations through PayPal 767 days
enforce_policy NecessaryEnables donations through PayPal 36 days
Adobe Fonts-NecessaryTwo website fonts are served from Adobe Fonts. No cookies are set. Adobe collects diagnostic information through the script that serves the fonts. n/a
Earthjustice earthjustice.hijack-* FunctionalWhen popup hijack is in use on the website, this cookie determines if the hijack should display for the visitor, based on the set display frequency. Depends on the frequency set for the popup hijack. Typically, session or 1 week.
Google Optimize _gaexp FunctionalDisplays different webpage designs to visitors to test different ways of delivering content. Used to determine a user's inclusion in a design test and the expiry of design tests a user has been included in. Depends on the length of the design test. Typically, 90 days
MarketSmartms_pid FunctionalUnique identifier. Used on legacy.earthjustice.org1 year
ms_pobFunctionalAutofill form fields. Used on legacy.earthjustice.org1 year
Google Analytics_ga, _ga_* Analytics / PerformanceGoogle Analytics provides statistics on website visits. These cookies are used to distinguish users and persist session state2 years
_gat_* Analytics / PerformanceUsed to throttle request rate 1 minute
_gid Analytics / PerformanceUsed to distinguish users 24 hours
__utma Analytics / PerformanceUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years from set/update
__utmc Analytics / PerformanceSet for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Session
__utmz Analytics / PerformanceStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
MarketSmart_pk_id.*Analytics / PerformanceUsed to recognize visitors and hold their various properties. Piwik PRO provides statistics on website visits to legacy.earthjustice.org1 year
BidSwitchc, tuuid, tuuid_luMarketingTracks your visits from ads and performs retargeting1 year
Casale MediaCMID, CMRUM3, CMPRO, CMST, CMPSMarketingTracks your visits from ads and performs retargeting1 year
Google AdSense / Doubleclick1P_JAR, APISID, HSID, IDE, SAPISID, SEARCH_SAMESITE, SID, SSID, __Secure-1PAPISID, __Secure-1PSID, __Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSIDMarketingTracks ad conversions. Set through Google Floodlight, on specific webpages. 2 years
SIDCC, __Secure-3PSIDCCMarketingTracks ad conversions. Set through Google Floodlight, on specific webpages. 365 days
NID MarketingTracks ad conversions. Set through Google Floodlight, on specific webpages. 6 months
test_cookie MarketingTracks ad conversions. Set through Google Floodlight, on specific webpages. 15 minutes
Magnite / Rubicon Projectaudit, khaosMarketingTracks your visits from ads and performs retargeting1 year
Meta (Facebook) _fbp MarketingTracks performance of ad traffic coming from Facebook. Unique identifier for Meta (Facebook) Pixel 3 months
MiQanj, uuid2MarketingTracks ad traffic3 months
TDCPM, TDIDMarketingTracks ad traffic1 year
PubMaticKRTBCOOKIE_*, PUBMDCID, PugTMarketingTracks your visits from ads and performs retargeting1 year
YahooA3, IDSYNCMarketingTracks your visits from ads and performs retargeting1 year

Third-party cookies installed through the Site or Microsites and are managed by the third party setting the cookie. We have included links to relevant third-party privacy and cookie statements in the below chart. To better understand how these third parties use cookies, please review their policies. Some cookies installed through an Ovrture-operated Microsite may be managed through the Microsite cookie banner. Please contact the applicable third party directly to manage third-party cookies.

Name of Party Setting CookieThird-Party Privacy/Cookie StatementsCookie CategoryPurpose
CARTOPrivacy PolicyThird-partyEmbedded interactive maps from the CARTO platform
DocumentCloudPrivacy PolicyThird-partyEmbedded PDFs from the DocumentCloud platform
Facebook Privacy Policy, Cookies PolicyThird-partyEmbedded Facebook posts
Google AnalyticsPrivacy Policy (Google), Privacy Policy (Ovrture)Third-partyUsed on customized donor Microsites operated by Ovrture. Provides statistics on website visits.
Google Maps Privacy Policy, Cookies PolicyThird-partyEmbedded interactive maps from the Google Maps platform
Instagram Privacy Policy, Cookies PolicyThird-partyEmbedded Instagram posts
Mapbox Privacy Policy, Cookies PolicyThird-partyEmbedded interactive maps from the Mapbox platform
JobvitePrivacy PolicyThird-partyEmbedded job application forms and tools on the careers webpage and job posts
Microsoft FormsPrivacy PolicyThird-partyEmbedded forms for inquiries and surveys
MouseFlowPrivacy Policy (MouseFlow), Privacy Policy (Ovrture)Third-partyUsed on customized donor Microsites operated by Ovrture. Tracks user interactions to understand how users interact with the microsite.
OvrturePrivacy PolicyThird-partyUsed on customized donor Microsites operated by Ovrture. Allows or facilitates electronic communication.
SoundCloudPrivacy Policy, Cookies PolicyThird-partyEmbedded audio from the SoundCloud platform
Twitter Privacy Policy, Cookies PolicyThird-partyEmbedded Twitter posts
VimeoPrivacy Policy, Cookies PolicyThird-partyEmbedded videos from the Vimeo platform
YouTube Privacy Policy, Cookies PolicyThird-partyEmbedded videos from the YouTube platform

How can I disable or delete cookies?

We use cookies and similar technologies as permitted by applicable law and, where required, based on your consent through a cookie banner and consent management service. You can control cookies and other types of automatic data collection and storage through your browser and/or mobile device settings. Please check your software or device manufacturer’s instructions to learn more about your options.

Learn how to disable or enable cookies for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge.

What other similar technologies do we use?

  • Social Media Plug-Ins: To enable people to share our content across social platforms, some pages include social media plug-ins that are managed by social media platforms. Pages on the Site or Microsite where posts from social media platforms are embedded include plug-ins from that social media platform. When you browse a page with a plug-in, it connects with the social network platform and sends information, including which pages you viewed, length of visit, and so forth. If you have an account with one of those social networks, this information can be stored in your account. Earthjustice does not have direct access to information stored in your social media account.
  • Session Recordings: Earthjustice employs a third-party vendor (Ovrture) to produce personal microsites for individual donors. Web analytics, including playbacks of session recordings, may be used to track a user’s engagement with the personal microsite. This includes information all user interactions with the personal microsite such as where clicks are made, searches, and how far down the page visitors scrolled. This use of data allows Earthjustice to provide an optimal experience for the user of the personal microsite. Note: We do not operate personalized donor microsites for donors located in the EU/EEA or the UK and Earthjustice’s main Site does not use session recording technology.
  • Tracking Pixels: On our Site, we use a limited number of “tracking pixels” — small snippets of code — from third-party services to help us learn about and improve your digital experience. Tracking pixels collect information from your visit to our Site or Microsites, such as the pages visited, and the search keywords used to reach our Site or Microsites. We use this technology to better understand how visitors respond to our social media posts and ad campaigns, to learn about common interests among our visitors, and to display relevant advertisements through these third-party services to you or audiences with similar interests. We also use tracking pixels for the purposes of retargeting (also called “remarketing”). In retargeting, we reach out to you on other web sites you visit by displaying personalized advertisements about our work, based on data collected during your visits to our Site or Microsites. We use tracking pixels as permitted by applicable law and, where required, based on your consent.

The Site or the Microsites use the following tracking pixels:

Name of Party Setting the Tracking Pixel Purpose Retention Period of Data Collected Through the Tracking Pixel
Meta (Facebook) Track performance of Facebook ads and posts37 months
TTDTrack performance for marketing ads on third-party websites6 months
XandrTrack performance for marketing ads on third-party websites6 months

To block website tracking pixels, you can use the Mozilla Firefox browser (on desktop or on Android mobile devices), which blocks tracking content by default. Browser add-ons, such as Privacy Badger from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and other ad-blockers also can be used to customize the trackers you choose to decline or accept. You can specifically opt out of Google’s cookies and device identifiers through Google’s Ads Settings.

We also include a tracking pixel in our emails. The tracking pixel lets us know whether you opened the email. You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time through the online Member Center, or by contacting us by mail, phone, or email:

Earthjustice
50 California Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
1-800-584-6460
info@earthjustice.org