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Cookie Notice

Introduction to the Cookie Notice

Definition: The word "Site", is, in this cookie notice, reffering to Petitions App


Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also, if you consent, share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.

By continuing to use our Site without changing the settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

If you are located in the European Union, for more information about your rights please read the European ePrivacy Directive and the EU legislation on cookies . We use:

Strictly necessary cookies

• Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that this Site delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these cookies to be able to make use of our online systems.
• Expiration: the strictly neccesary cookies that Petitions App sets expire in two months.

Performance cookies

• We use Google Analytics to monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our information and services. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'), to help us see how our website is used. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the Site, how the website is found, and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
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• Expiration: The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.

Tracking cookies

• These are used in order to display the best ads for our users, based on their interest and not some common, general, ads. Our ad providers might user cookies to better understand their advertising audience.
• Expiration: They each have their own expiration date.

Third party-cookies

•Services we use, to provide you with tools might set thier own cookies. These are, but not limited to: • Expiration: They each have their own expiration date. Please check their appropriate privacy policy.

Clearing Cookies


Clearing cookies instructions

Depending on the browser you use, you might have to clear cookies in a particular way. Here are the instructions for some of the most used browsers. If your browser is not in the list, you must refer to the browser manufacturer for specific instructions. Facebook users have the ability to clear their phone’s browsing data by going to Settings > Browser > Clear Data. This clears the phone’s cookies and cache from websites the user has visited while using the Facebook app.


Cookie Declaration

Cookie Name Description Expiration
PHPSESSID Uniqure identifer keeping your session uniqe and safe. Session only
__cfduid Cloudflare CDN coookie for delivering you a speedy website. 1 year
__unam ShareThis.com social sharing widget. 1 year
_ga 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. 2 years
_gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. 10 minutes
_gid From Google Analytics, to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
device type computer/phone - For optimization of the website if viewed from a mobile phone or from the desktop browser. 2 months
onlyfacebooka 0/1 If the refferer is Facebook. 2 months
v2_android1 0/1 If the device is an Android Phone. Needed by the mobile version of the website in order to display correctly. 7 days
app_android_install 0/1 If the user clicked the button to go to Google Play Store. 7 days if no, 365 days if yes
user_id Your user id. 2 months
account_token Your account token if you want your login to be rembered. 2 months
petition_email Your autologin email. 2 months
petition_password Your autologin special token. 2 months
sign_XXX Where XXXX is the unique identifer of a petition. This is a set of cookies to make sure you do not sign a petition more than once. 2 months
user_cookies_set Saves the user preferences about cookies. variable: 2 weeks to 1 year
user_cookies_functional 0/1 if the user accepts functional cookies (this is mandatary however to keep our service running). 1 year
user_cookies_performance 0/1 if the user accepts performance cookie (eg. Google Analytics). 1 year
user_cookies_tracking 0/1 if the user accepts tracking cookies (eg. Personalized Ads). 1 year
This list in not meant ot be exhausitve and it might change over time. Also, third-party websites might change their cookies names, purpose or expiration dates.

When you give consent

If you consent to our use of cookie we will log the following:
  • Your IP number in anonymized form (last three digits are set to "0"). Both for ipv4 and ipv6.
  • The date and time of the consent.
  • User agent of your browser.
  • An anonymous, random key value.
  • Your consent state, serving as proof of consent.
The key and consent state are also saved in the End User’s browser so that the website can automatically read and respect your consent on all subsequent page requests and future sessions for up to 12 months. The key is used for proof of consent and an option to verify that the consent state stored in your browser is unaltered compared to the original consent submitted to us.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
Petitions App | Petitions App Contact Information
[email protected]
This document was last updated on March 24, 2018