What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed in an internet user's local storage, e.g., a user’s hard drive. It is generated by a webpage server, which is the computer that operates a website.
The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site.
How to manage cookies
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of certain parts of the Mercy Corps website.
Types of cookies we use
Some cookies we place on your browser are required for the operation of our website. These cookies ensure that our website delivers you information and services securely and optimally.
We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behavior on our website to help us improve our information and services. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.
Some cookies enable our website to remember choices users make, for example, a user’s name on a form.
We sometimes use tracking pixels that set cookies to assist with delivering online advertising.
Each time a new visitor comes to our website, the code embeds a cookie into the visitor’s browser and records the site visit.
When the visitor leaves the website, the cookie helps serve ads relevant to the user.
Cookies that Mercy Corps uses
We use all four types of the cookies mentioned above on our website. Below is a comprehensive list of the cookies found across all of our websites, who provides the cookie, the type, its purpose, and how long the cookie is set to remain on a user’s computer.
|Cookie||Cookie Provider||Type||Purpose||Expires / Max-age|
|gat_UA-1501242-1||Performance||To count and track pageviews||24 hours|
|gid||Performance||To count and track pageviews||24 hours|
|ga||Performance||To count and track pageviews||2 years|
|uetvid||Microsoft||Targeting||To store and track visits across websites||13 months|
|stripe_mid||Stripe||Functionality||To provide fraud prevention||1 year|
|cookie-agreed-categories||Drupal||Necessary||To store a user’s cookie preferences||15 months|
|uetsid||Microsoft||Targeting||To store and track visits across websites||24 hours|
|vwo_sn||VWO||Performance||To store session-level information||1 hour|
|vis_opt_s||VWO||Necessary||To track the session created for a visitor, i.e., the number of times the browser was closed and reopened||100 days|
|vis_opt_test_cookie||VWO||Necessary||To detect if the cookies are enabled on the visitor’s browser and to help track the number of browser sessions a visitor has gone through||Session|
|vwo_uuid_v2||VWO||Performance||To calculate unique traffic on a website||1 year|
|vwo_uuid||VWO||Performance||To generate a unique ID for the report segmentation feature in VWO||10 years|
|fbp||Targeting||To store and track visits across websites||90 days|
|stripe_sid||Stripe||Functionality||For fraud prevention||30 minutes|
|vwo_ds||VWO||Performance||To store persistent user-level data for VWO Insights||90 days|
|1P_JAR||Targeting||To serve advertising and track advertising shown||30 days|
|NID||Functionality||To store information about a visitor’s preferences||20 months|
|ANID||Targeting||To serve advertising||2 years|
|clck||Microsoft||Performance||To store a unique user ID||1 year|
|clsk||Microsoft||Performance||To store and combine pageviews by a user into a single session||24 hours|
|ga_1EWECQJ5EZ||Performance||To count and track pageviews||2 years|
|DV||Targeting||To provide ad delivery or retargeting||10 minutes|
|gcl_au||Performance||To store and track conversions||90 days|
|MUID||Microsoft||Performance||To store and track visits across websites||7 days|
|mc_lightbox||Drupal||Functionality||To store user’s site “pop-up” preference||24 hours|
|cfruid||Cloudflare||Necessary||To support Rate Limiting products||Session|
|cf_bm||Cloudflare||Necessary||To support bot solutions functionality||30 minutes|
|OGPC||Functionality||To support use of Google products||30 days|
|AEC||Functionality||To support use of Google products||6 months|