What are cookies?
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
Although you can adjust your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies, we would point out that if you do so you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. Cookies allow a server to read private data from your computer or data contained on another server. They do not damage your computer in any way and dot not contain any malware.
What types of cookies does Volunteer World use?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Volunteer World routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Moreover, we use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and Double-Click-Cookie for statistical reason. If you do not agree to this, you can deactivate this function by using the Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).
Clicky Web Analytics
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as remembering your email, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Volunteer World uses the +1 button, which sets cookies on your computer that Google+ uses to identify you, if you’re already signed up for their services. See "How the +1 button respects your privacy" for more details.
The YouTube video player will store a number of cookies that enable the core functionality of the player, such as recording your play progress, whether you were logged in to your YouTube account, and recording your viewing statistics to be shown later on your own YouTube account page.
This websites features functions of the service Twitter. These functions are being provided by the Twitter Inc. Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function „Re-Tweet“ the pages you visited will be linked to your Twitter account and announced to other users. Thereby data will also be transferred to Twitter. Please be advised, that we – as owner of this homepage – do not obtain precise knowledge of the content of the transferred data and their use by Twitter. Based on our knowledge, merely the IP address of the user and the URL to the web page are being transferred by clicking the button, not for other purposes. Further information on this may be found in the Privacy Statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
Your can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at https://twitter.com/settings/account.
This websites uses plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You recognize the Facebook plugin on our website by the Facebook logo or the “Like-button”. You will find an overview at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When visiting our website, a direct connection between browser and the Facebook server will be established by the plugin. Facebook obtains the information that you have called up our website with your IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are being stored in Germany. If you click on the Facebook “Like-Button” while being logged in your Facebook account, you can link the content of our platform on your Facebook profile. In this way Facebook can allocate the visit to our platform to your Facebook account. Please be advised, that we – as owner of this homepage – do not obtain precise knowledge of the content of the transferred data and their use by Facebook. Further information on this may be found in the Privacy Statement of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to allocate the collected data via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.
These types of cookies are set by digital advertising businesses for the prime or sole purpose of managing the performance of adverts, displaying adverts, and/or building user profiles to determine the display of adverts elsewhere.
These will almost always be third party cookies and mostly persistent. They can be set even if the site itself does not display advertising. In some cases cookies will be set so the site being visited can target the user with adverts elsewhere after they have left, a practice known as re-marketing.
Google Adwords Remarketing
Volunteer World uses Google AdWords Remarketing or "similar target groups" technology by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). This function is used to insert targeted product information and interest-based advertising to our website's users and other users with similar interests on the basis of their online user behaviour, when the user visits other websites in the Google Display Network or performs a Google search. If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display Network, you will be shown pop-ups which incorporate previously accessed product and information areas with high probability. If our adverts are inserted on these websites, information about the visit to the website will be transmitted to us, e.g. how often our advert was views, how many clicks and visits were generated by a certain advert and which content was viewed after a click on an advert on our website. To carry out an analysis of website use, which forms the basis for creating interested-based adverts, Google Cookies is used during your visit to a website in the Google Display Network or a specific Google service. These cookies contain information about your last visit or your browser settings e.g. the configured language. These cookies serve to record the visit to the website by means of a unique identification of a web browser on a certain computer and not to identify a person. All data is saved using a pseudonym so that it is not easily possible to personally identify you.
Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
Volunteer World also uses Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). In this process, a cookie is placed on your computer by Google Adwords ("conversion cookie") if you have reached out website via a Google advert. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and do not serve for personal identification. If you visit a specific website of ours and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google recognise that someone has clicked on the advert and was forwarded to our site. Every AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of conversion cookies serve to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided on conversion tracking. AdWords customers are informed of the total number of users that have clicked on their advert and were redirected to page with a conversion tracking tag. They receive no information that could be used to personally identify a user. If you do not want to take part in tracking procedures you can also refuse the necessary cookie settings - via browser settings, which generally disable the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com".
We would like to point out that Google has their own data privacy guidelines that are independent of ours. Please brief yourself before using our website via Datenschutzbestimmungen von Google at: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
You can see other information about Google Remarketing or "similar target groups" at http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
Our website uses UserReport, which allows users to voice their opinion and rate our website’s usability. UserReport also helps us getting a clearer picture of what kind of people are visiting our site.
If you are invited to take part in a survey on our website, cookies will be stored on your computer. Cookies insure that you will not be invited to participate in the survey for a while. Cookies can also be used for generating different kinds of statistics about the use of our websites, but you will always remain anonymous in any such stats.
For processing service requests of our customers, we use an external system of the provider Zendesk, 989 Market Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94102. Zendesk has by joining the “safe harbor” agreement between the European Union the United States of America, obliged to comply with the provisions of the European Union an appropriate level of data protection. The registration from Zendesk at the responsible US Department of Commerce is available here: http://safeharbor.export.gov/swisslist.aspx. For more information about Zendesk and dataprotection at Zendesk can be find
The use of Zendesk is designed to improve and accelerate our Customer Service. For further questions, please use the contact information below.
Facebook Website Custom Audiences
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Volunteer World, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Volunteer World, for example to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions at How to Clear Your Browser’s Cookies. If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions at How to Disable Cookies. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly. You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as All About Cookies.