Mercy Corps’ cookies

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.

Most standard web browsers may be configured to refuse cookies. Please consult your browser's help pages for instructions on how to do this. You may wish to visit AboutCookies.org which contains information on how to manage cookies on a variety of browsers.

Types of cookies we use

Necessary 

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.

Performance 

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.

Functionality

Some cookies enable our website to remember choices users make, for example, a user’s name on a form. 

Targeting 

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.

Table of cookies used on the Mercy Corps website.