Uplift Cookies Policy June 2020

This Cookie Policy explains how Uplift uses cookies and other tracking technologies through our website https://www.uplift.ie/ and all public facing subdomains (https://action.uplift.ie/ and https://my.uplift.ie/). This Cookie Policy should be read alongside the Uplift Data Protection and Privacy Policy which explains how Uplift uses personal data.  If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

What is a cookie?

Web cookies are small files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website when you visit it. They can contain details of your browsing history on that website and distinguish you from other users. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or allow another website to recognise the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience. Like most websites, Uplift uses cookies.

You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for five main purposes:

  1. To let you do things on our website – for example, while you are signing a petition or making a donation, cookies remember your details and where you are in the process from page to page.
  2. To improve your experience of our website – for example, to hide a form if you’ve already seen it, or to prevent you having to re-enter your details when you have already done so.
  3. To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, it’s really useful for us to be able to see which campaigns are the most popular and how people are interacting with them.
  4. Social media – if you use Twitter or Facebook, cookies can help smooth the sharing process between our site and your online feeds.
  5. Measuring how cost-effective our advertising is – as a non-profit organisation, we need to watch our advertising spend carefully. Cookies are used to help us see how many people who click our adverts go on to do something further (for example, signing a petition or making a donation).


The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.


Cookie name Description Expiration Time
wordpress_google_apps_login Cookie for saving Admin login to Uplift’s wordpress backend. After the end of the browser session.
guid Cookie for saving your unique ID with Uplift. We use this to look up and pre-fill your name and email on petition pages. After the end of the browser session.
_agra_session Session storage on my.uplift.ie, used to pre-fill details on petition pages After the end of the browser session.
agreed_cookies Cookie indicating you have seen and dismissed our cookie information banner (my.uplift.ie) 180 days
cookieconsent_status Cookie indicating you have seen and dismissed our cookie information banner (action.uplift.ie) 180 days
rack.session Session storage on action.uplift.ie, used to pre-fill details on petition pages 1 month
__cfduid Cookie for tracking cached assets (JavaScript files) loading from Cloud Flare. 2 months
__stripe_mid Stripe is used to make credit card donations in our application. Stripe uses this cookie to detect and prevent fraud. 1 year
__stripe_sid Stripe is used to make credit card donations in our application. Stripe uses this cookie to detect and prevent fraud. 30 minutes
_ga This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to understand patterns of user activity (for mobilisr only). 2 years


Session Cookies

When a cookie expiration is set to “After the end of the browser session”, it will generally be deleted when you close your browser. However, if you configure your browser to “reopen tabs from last time” (or equivalent), it may save session cookies indefinitely (forever).

Pre-filling forms

In order to save you time, we aim to remember and pre-fill your details in forms as much as possible. We do this in two ways:

  • Using session cookies, if you sign one petition and then continue on our site to a second petition, we fill in the same details as you used on the first
  • Setting a unique identifier cookie when you click on links in emails we send you. This way, when we email you about an opportunity to take action, you don’t need to remind us of your email when you click through. However, this does mean you should not forward our emails to your friends, because this will mean your friends get the wrong pre-filled details if they click through.

Website cookie acceptance

By viewing our cookie notice when you first visited the website you consent to our use of essential cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to essential cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device

Turning cookies off

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menus of your browser or mobile device.

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

Internet explorer



Safari on Mac

Safari on  iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch


iPhone and iPad


Updating our cookie policy

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this policy, so we recommend that you check this policy regularly.

Last updated: June 2020. If you wish to see the June 2020 version, you can use this permanent link: https://www.uplift.ie/uplift-cookies-policy-june-2020/  while the current version of the policy will always be visible through https://www.uplift.ie/cookie-policy