Cookie Policy

Facing History and Ourselves’ ("Facing History," "we," "us," or "our") Cookie Policy explains how we use cookies on our Websites and the choices you have.

Facing History and Ourselves Cookie Policy 

Facing History and Ourselves ("Facing History," "we," "us," or "our") Cookie Policy explains how we use cookies on our Websites and the choices you have.

This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using cookies. To review the privacy policies that apply to users of https://www.facinghistory.org/ and our Websites, please read our Privacy Policy.

Definition of “Cookies” 

Cookies are small pieces of text used to process and store information on a web browser. Cookies are widely used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. We also use other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, including web beacons and pixel tags, for similar purposes. In this Cookie Statement, we refer to these technologies as "cookies."

Types of Cookies

We use cookies to provide, protect, and improve our products and services, such as by personalizing content, offering and measuring advertisements, understanding user behavior, and providing a safer experience. We describe below the various types of cookies we use and the purposes they perform:

  • Browsing or session (essential) cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for you to browse our Websites and use their features. If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to fulfill your requests. These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser.
  • Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our Websites and Services. They allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing. The information these cookies collect helps us optimize our Websites and make them easier to use. The information collected does not personally identify you. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our Websites and Services. Additionally, it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
  • Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information we use in aggregate and anonymized form to help us understand how our Websites, Applications, and Services are used, the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, and to help us customize our Websites. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our Websites, Applications and Services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you. This information cannot be used to identify you.
  • Advertising (profiling) cookies: These cookies collect information about your browsing or shopping history and are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you or limit how many times you see an advertisement. We may share this information with third parties to help create and deliver advertising personalized to you and your interests. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our Websites, Applications and Services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
  • Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content on our Websites and Services through third-party social networking and other Websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

Cookies Present on Facing History Websites

To get a complete list of the cookies present on the Facing History Websites, please email [email protected].

In detail, the cookies present on the Facing History Websites are as follows:

Strictly Necessary Cookies 
First-Party

Host Name Description Duration
www.facinghistory.org _ok Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors. Contains a site identifier, used for security purposes. Session
www.facinghistory.org olfsk Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software. Maintains message history across pages. 2 years
facinghistory.org _oklv Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors. Used to improve caching of software. Session
events.facinghistory.org __cf_bm The __cf_bm cookie is a cookie necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of our bot management service, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. This is a CloudFoundry cookie. Session
facinghistory.org _ok Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors. Contains a site identifier, used for security purposes. Session
www.facinghistory.org _oklv Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors. Used to improve caching of software. Session
facinghistory.org olfsk Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software. Maintains message history across pages. Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software. Maintains message history across pages.

 

Performance Cookies 
First-Party

 

 give.facinghistory.org

 __utmc  This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.  In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors.
When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
 Session
 facinghistory.org  _ga_49107M82RC  _ga  2 Years
 give.facinghistory.org  __utmb  This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.   Session
 facinghistory.org  _ga  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners._ga  2 Years
 facinghistory.org  _gid  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google.  It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited._gid  Session
 facinghistory.org  _gclxxxx Google conversion tracking cookie.  3 Months
 give.facinghistory.org  __utmz  This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.  6 Months
 facinghistory.org  _ga_0L2JHFBQEB  _ga  2 Years
 give.facinghistory.org  __utma  This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.  2 Years
 

facinghistory.org

 _gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn  This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.  Session
 give.facinghistory.org  __utmt  This cookie is set by Google Analytics.  According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.  Session



Performance Cookies 
Third-Party

 

nr-data.net

 JSESSIONID  This domain is controlled by New Relic, which provides a platform for monitoring the performance of web and mobile applications.  Session

 

Functional Cookies
First-Party

 facinghistory.org  hblid  Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software. Identifies a unique visitor between visits  2 Years
 give.facinghistory.org  __atuvc  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing site. It allows the user to see an updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.  13 Months
 give.facinghistory.org  __stripe_sid  Stripe is used to making credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable the website to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers.  Session
 give.facinghistory.org  __stripe_mid  Stripe is used to making credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable the website to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers.  1 Year
 

facinghistory.org

 _okbk  Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors. Contains sofware state information.  Session
  www.facinghistory.org  _okbk  Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software, which provides functionality for websites to engage in instant messaging communication with visitors. Contains sofware state information.  Session
  give.facinghistory.org  __atuvs  This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.  Session
  www.facinghistory.org  hblid  Cookie set by Olark Live Chat software. Identifies a unique visitor between visits  2 Years

 

Targeting Cookies
First-Party

facinghistory.org  __utmzzses  UTM Parameters used for advertising/tracking with Google Analytics  Session
 facinghistory.org  _gat_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  Google Analytics Cookies   Session

 

Targeting Cookies 
Third-Party

 doubleclick.net  test_cookie  This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange  Session
 hubspot.com  __cf_bm  This is a CloudFoundry cookie  Session
 doubleclick.net  IDE  This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange  13 Months
 s7.addthis.com  __atuvs  This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.  Session
 addthis.com  xtc  This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.  13 months
 s7.addthis.com  __atrfs  This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.  Session
 addthis.com  loc  Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer  13 Months
 s7.addthis.com  __atuvc  This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.  13 Months
 addthis.com  uvc  Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis  13 Months

 

Undefined Cookies 
First-Party

 facinghistory.org  market_source__initial_referrer  Undefined   Session
 facinghistory.org  _okck  Undefined  Session
 facinghistory.org  __utmzz  Undefined  6 Months
 www.facinghistory.org  SSESS###########  Undefined  1 Month
 give.facinghistory.org  Springboard  Undefined  10 Years
 www.facinghistory.org  _okcs  Undefined  Session
 

facinghistory.org

 _okdetect  Undefined  Session
 facinghistory.org  SSESS###########  Undefined  1 Month
 

www.facinghistory.org

 _okck  Undefined  Session
 www.facinghistory.org  wcsid  Undefined  Session
 give.facinghistory.org  SSESS###########  Undefined  Session
 www.facinghistory.org _okdetect  Undefined Session
 give.facinghistory.org  _utmv#########  Undefined  Session
 facinghistory.org  _okcs  Undefined Session

Third Party Cookies Present on Facing History Websites

You may also encounter cookies on our Websites, Applications and Services that are placed by third parties. We may also allow third parties to place cookies on our Websites to track information about your online activities and/or across third-party sites or online services, including to send you targeted advertisements based on that information, which may include the remarketing of our products and services that you have viewed on our Websites and on third-party websites.

This Cookie Policy does not apply to the cookies, applications, technologies, or websites that are owned and/or operated by third parties, or such third parties’ practices, even if they use or access our technology to store or collect information. To understand how third parties use cookies, please review their privacy and cookie policies. 

Changing Your Cookie Settings

Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise, you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

Opting Out of Cookies

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings. For further information about deleting or managing cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

If you choose to reject cookies, as noted above, you may not be able to use certain features of our Websites and Services.

Do Not Track

Some browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals. We do not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals. Instead, we adhere to the standards described in our Privacy Policy and this Cookie Statement.

More Information about Cookies

All About Cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu


This privacy notice was last updated on September 01, 2022.

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