Updated: July 1, 2020

The following websites (each a “Website” or “Site”, or together the “Websites” or “Sites”) are operated by Defenders of Wildlife (“Defenders”): defenders.org, gifts.defenders.org, domains support.defenders.org, and act.defenders.org. Please also see our “Privacy Notice."

We use technologies on our Websites to collect information that helps us improve your online experience. In this Cookie Policy, we refer to these technologies, which include cookies, pixels, web beacons and gifs, collectively as cookies. This policy explains the different types of cookies used on the Sites and how you can control them. 

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the last effective date at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Sites.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (i.e., by remembering your user preferences).

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

We use different types of cookies including, functionality, performance, analytics and session state cookies. 

Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Sites and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customizing a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, for example watching a video or commenting on a blog. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Sites.

Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of these Sites and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Sites, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Sites, help us record any difficulties you have with the Sites and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Websites:

COOKIE NAME

SOURCE

PURPOSE

EXPIRY

All Websites

cookie_consent_settings_set

Cookie Notice

Stores the display status of the cookie notice once a user clicks “OK”.

1 year

_ga

Google Analytics  

Used to collect information about how visitors use our site. For example, the number of visitors and location of these visitors on our sites. 

1 year

_gat_UA-353912-1

Google Analytics Throttle

Used to track performance.

1-10 minutes

_gid

Google Analytics ID

Used to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

1 year

_fbp

Facebook Pixel

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products.

Up to 90 days

_uetsid

Bing Ads

Used by Bing to determine what ads should be shown that are relevant to the visitors perusing the site.

390 days

_atuvc

AddThis Update

Embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

Session

_atuvs

AddThis

Embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count. 

Session

lightbox-xxx

Lightbox

Used to control display of lightboxes to visitors.

Session

JSESSIONID

Engaging Networks

Session ids preserve data for retrieval during a visitor’s time on a site and expire when they close their browser. They are functionality related.

Session

Session ID

Engaging Networks

Session ids preserve data for retrieval during a visitor’s time on a site and expire when they close their browser. They are functionality related.

Session

Gifts.Defenders.org ONLY

add_to_cart 

Google Tag Manager

Used to capture the product SKU, name, price and quantity removed from the cart, and makes the information available for future integration by third-party scripts.

Session

guest-view

 

Stores the Order ID that guest shoppers use to retrieve their order status. Guest orders view. Used in “Orders and Returns” widgets.

Session

login_redirect

 

Preserves the destination page the customer was loading before being directed to log in. Used in mini cart for logged in customers if the Display Shopping Cart Sidebar configuration option is set to Yes.

Session

mage-banners-cache-storage 

Magento

Stores banner content locally to improve performance.

30 days

mage-messages

Magento

Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages. The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper. There is not an option to disable this cookie.

Session

mage-translation-storage (local storage)

Magento

Stores translated content when requested by the shopper. Used when Translation Strategy is configured as “Dictionary (Translation on Storefront side)”.

Per local storage rules

product_data_storage (local storage)

Magento

Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products.

Per local storage rules

recently_compared_product (local storage)

Magento

Stores product IDs of recently compared products.

Per local storage rules

recently_compared_product_previous (local storage)

Magento

Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation.

Per local storage rules

recently_viewed_product (local storage)

Magento

Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation.

Per local storage rules

recently_viewed_product_previous (local storage)

Magento

Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation.

Per local storage rules

remove_from_cart 

 Google Tag Manager

Used to aptures the product SKU, name, price and quantity added to the cart, and makes the information available for future integration by third-party scripts.

Session

stf

Magento

Records the time messages are sent by the SendFriend (Email a Friend) module.

Session

X-Magento-Vary

Magento

Configuration setting that improves performance when using Varnish static content caching.

Based on PHP setting session.cookie_lifetime

mage-cache-sessid

Magento

The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application, the Admin cleans up local storage, and sets the cookie value to true.

Session

mage-cache-storage

Magento

Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions.

Session

mage-cache-storage (local storage)

Magento

Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions.

Session

mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation (local storage)

Magento

Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated.

Per local storage rules

persistent_shopping_cart

Magento

Stores the key (ID) of persistent cart to make it possible to restore the cart for an anonymous shopper.

Based on Persistent Shopping Cart - Persistence Lifetime (seconds) configuration

private_content_version

Magento

Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server.

1 year

section_data_ids

Magento

Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions such as display wish list, checkout information, etc.

Session

store

Magento

Tracks the specific store view / locale selected by the shopper.

1 year

mage-banners-cache-storage - local storage 

Magento

Local storage for Banner functionality.

Per local storage rules

 

HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?

You may refuse to accept cookies from the Sites at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website via your “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser screen. You may wish to refer to for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Sites may operate as intended. There are some cookies, indicated in table above that are not able to be refused.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have questions regarding this Cookie Policy, please contact us by sending an email to privacy@defenders.org.

You may also contact us via mail at:

Data Protection Officer
Defenders of Wildlife
National Headquarters
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036