Cookie Policy

Sustainable Development Council (SDC) guiding principles with respect to Cookie Policy

This cookie policy applies to any SDC service or site that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables certain features and functionalities on our Sites. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device and to help us serve relevant content to you.

Does SDC use cookies?

As described in Section 1 of our Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other technologies to enhance your experience while using our Sites.

What types of cookies does SDC  use and why?

Specifically, our Site use cookies to store your preferences, display content based upon what you view on our Sites to personalize your visit, analyze trends, administer the Sites, track users’ movements around the Sites, serve targeted content and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Please consult our Cookie Table for more details on the type of cookies and how to opt-out of third party cookies

SDC Cookies:

SDC drops cookies to improve your experience on our website. For example, we may use these cookies to suppress certain lightboxes or experiences that you have already visited. Our cookies are not associated with Personal Information we collect from you. Deletion of these types of cookies will result in limited functionality of our Site and services.

Third Party Cookies:

  • We use Google Analytics, which installs cookies on users’ browsers, to understand the performance of our Sites and content contained within including, but not limited to: number of visits and average time spent either to a single page or the entire site, number of pages viewed per session, or the sequence of pages visited. We may also customize site structure or navigation as well as certain web content based on these data as well as your browser type, bandwidth or other settings to optimize your site experience. Google Analytics also collects information about the devices that are used to access our site, including computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system and version, device manufacturer and model, language, and Internet browser type and version. Google uses these data to reports web trends.
  • We use CrazyEgg and Google Optimize to improve your experience on our Sites. Examples of data tracked includes mouse clicks and movements as well as scrolling activity. These data are aggregated and anonymized.
  • We may also use cookies to record past activity on our Web Site in an effort to provide better and faster service upon your return visits to this Web Site, like suppressing a promotional lightbox after it has been closed by the user. We may also customize certain web content based on your browser type, screen dimensions, bandwidth or other settings to optimize your site experience.
  • We installed Quantcast on our site, a third-party tool that captures anonymized data and provides aggregated reports on users of our Sites, including demographic data and general internet usage behavior.
  • We use third-party services that allow us to serve you advertisements while on participating Sites, based on information relating to your time on our site or similar types of sites, which is tracked through a unique cookie on your browser or tracking pixels.
  • We use a Facebook pixel on our Site so that, when you click on an ad on Facebook and complete an action on our Site, similar Facebook ads from SDC can be suppressed on Facebook.
  • We use Google Adwords to display text ads at the top of Google keyword searches. Anonymized information on specific keywords typed is provided.
  • We use YouTube, Vimeo and TikTok to host video content on Analytics for these platforms include aggregated and anonymized data on length and location of views, basic demographic details, and engagement rates.
  • We use Stripe to process credit cards for donations and Stripe uses cookies to save your preferences, help them understand how you use their services, authenticate users, prevent fraud, and generally to provide secure transactions. See a full list of Stripe cookies here:
  • We use third-party tools to host functionality on our website, like Typeform for quizzes, Jotform for web forms and Soundcloud for audio players., which drop cookies to track the performance of their tools.

Cookie Choices

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences, including a setting to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may negatively impact your overall user experience, since it will no longer be customized to you. For example, because your cookie preferences are stored as a cookie on your browser, if you do not opt in, our cookie opt-in banner will display every time you access a page on CI’s site.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your settings via CI’s cookie banner when accessing our site for the first time. You may also change your cookie settings on CI’s web site at any time by visiting our Cookie Table page. Find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit, or

Privacy Policy

Please review our Privacy Policy for additional details about how we collect, use, and disclose information in connection with our Sites.

Notice to users from Germany

Our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on the user’s computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website by the users will generally be transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This website has activated the IP-address anonymization functionality so that the IP-address of the user located within the member states of the EU or the EEA are shortened by Google prior to such a transfer. In exceptional cases only, the full IP-address may be transferred to the servers of Google in the USA to be shortened there. Google will process this information on our behalf for purposes of analyzing the usage of the website by the users, compiling reports on website activities and providing other services relating to the usage of the website and the internet vis-à-vis the website operator. Google will not link your IP address which is transferred by your browser via Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may further opt-out of the collection of your data (including your IP-address) generated by the Cookie and relating to your usage of the website and the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the add-on for your current web browser from the following link: Also see

Other helpful resources

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