Categories of Cookies and Information We Collect

Protection against fraud

We have cookies set up to protect us from fraudulent actors making payments through our Sites.

Vendor Products: ThreatMetrix
Communications and marketing

We are constantly learning which platforms are the best platforms to make sure our message reaches people interested in our issues. In order to do that, we may use cookies to collect information about who referred our visitors to our Sites.

Vendor Products: Heap, Optimizely, Springboard
Website Performance

Website performance cookies allow us to make our Sites easier and more pleasant to use. For example, they may enable us to:

  • Determine how often and where you see our “breaking news” alerts or promotions.
  • Save you time when filling out a form by populating it with information you provided in previous visits.
Vendor Products: Heap, Optimizely, Springboard
Registration

If you are visiting our Sites as a registered user — for example, when you manage your subscriptions for our email lists — we may place cookies in your browser that allow our Sites to recognize that you are logged in.

Vendor Products: Sailthru, People Power, Springboard
Analytics

We may use analytics tools that place cookies in order to give us a better understanding of how people engage with our Sites. That in turn allows us to gauge the current performance of website features, and to develop better content. Analytics cookies can provide us with information such as:

  • How many individual visitors we have
  • How many visitors are new or returning
  • How often visitors come to the website
  • What content they’ve visited
  • How visitors interact with particular pages or content
Vendor Products: Heap, Optimizely, Springboard

How to Disable Cookies

To provide you with maximum choice in deciding what data is collected about you, we have designed our website to work perfectly fine without cookies. If you would like to minimize the information about you collected by the ACLU and its third party content hosts, please see the below instructions for blocking and purging cookies. Please note disabling cookies on your browser may impact the operability of other sites you visit.

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