Changemakers Cookie Policy

Effective: September 14th, 2021 

This cookie policy (this “Cookie Policy”) is provided to explain the practices of Ashoka (“Ashoka”, “us”, “Changemakers” or “we”) in relation to cookies on Ashoka websites (collectively, the “Site”). We use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, mobile device IDs, and similar files or technologies to collect and store the information we automatically collect about your computer, device, and use of the Site. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below. 

If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them using the instructions in this Cookie Policy, by clicking the “Cookie Settings” link below, or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from the Site cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. 


Cookies are widely used to make a website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. 

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user’s experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Site before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that content you see online is more relevant to you and your interests. 

There are two broad categories of cookies: 

  • First party cookies, served directly by us to your device and are configured to not store information about you personally. 

  • Third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance / analytics, advertising, and social media purposes. 

Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the Site to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again. 

If you would like to learn more about cookies, in general, see


When you visit the Site, cookies may be set on your device to log information about your preferences and viewing patterns. We use cookies for such purposes as: 

  • Providing you with relevant content; 

  • Enabling multimedia playback and social media integration; 

  • Providing session management and security features; 

  • Improving performance and content relevance. 


Upon your first visit to the Site, you will be asked to opt-in / opt-out to the Site's use of cookies as articulated in this Cookie Policy. Once set, your cookie preference will be retained for 100 days, or sooner in the event this policy changes materially, after which you will be asked to reset your preference upon your next visit to the Site. You can manage/delete cookies as you wish - for details, see

Alternatively, you can configure your Internet browser to reject cookies or alert you before saving cookies. In either case, if you reject cookies on the Site you might not be able to access certain parts of the Site or use certain functions of the Site, some of which may be important to you. Note: Some tracking technologies may be unaffected by your browser’s cookie settings. 

If you have disabled cookies, any information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set may still be used, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information. 



Necessary Cookies 


These cookies are necessary for the Site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. 

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work if these cookies are blocked or deleted. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. 





Content Management System (Drupal) 





This Site sets cookies to serve you with appropriate content, confirm you have JavaScript enabled, manage session information, and remember your cookie preferences. First party cookies. 


Performance Cookies 

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of the Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. 
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies it will make it more difficult for us to assess how visitors to the Site are moving through it. 





Google Analytics 






This Site uses Google Analytics to gather information like statistical usage and telemetry information allowing us to understand interactions with the Site, track visitor behavior, and measure site performance to better serve you. For more information, read the Google Analytics policy. First party cookies. 


Functional Cookies 

These cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. Cookies may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we use. 
If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly. 








This cookie name is associated with Stripe, the online payment software. The _stripe_mid cookie expires after 24 hours and the _stripe_sid expires after 30 minutes. For more information, read the Stripe Cookie Policy.  Third party cookie. 



Used to prevent cross site request forgery for security purposes and allow the issue collector to work. For more information about Jira cookies, see Atlassian Cookie Policy. Third party cookie. 






Used to store information about your session in our communities, remembering answers from questions we posed to you and displaying information to our users in various time zones. Third party cookie. 




Used to store information to be able to support you using the bottom right chat messenger for Intercom in our communities (WeChangers). Third party coookie. 





















Used to store information related to Hotjar services. For more information about Hotjar cookies see Hotjar Cookie Information


Although we strive to list all cookies used by us and our technology providers, if you find a discrepancy or think that a cookie has been omitted, please let us know at [email protected]

Changes to this Cookie Policy 

We will occasionally update this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Cookie Policy, we will revise the "Effective" date at the top of this Cookie Policy. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Cookie Policy or any of our other policies. 

More information 

For additional information regarding the cookies listed above, check the database. 

Contact us 

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, or privacy matters generally, please address them to: 

Ashoka Innovators for the Public 

c/o Changemakers Personal Data Privacy Team 

2200 Wilson Blvd

Suite 102 Unit #313

Arlington, VA 22201

You may also reach our data privacy team via email at [email protected]

For users in the EU, you can also contact our EU representative at: 

Haus der Philanthropie, Schottenring 16, 3. OG, 1010 Vienna, Austria