Changex.org (the "Website") is operated by ChangeX International (“ChangeX”). This Cookie Policy sets out the basis on which we use cookies on our website. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Cookie Policy in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. For the purpose of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 ("GDPR"), the data controller is ChangeX.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by the browser on a computer's hard drive or mobile device and they are used to record how people use and navigate websites. For more information on cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

You can change your current cookie settings here.

2. Why do we use cookies?

We are doing our best to keep the number of cookies and 3rd party tools on our Website to a minimum. But we do need some in order to learn how to improve our Website. For example we use analytical cookies to understand how people use the Website, which pages they visit and what they click on. That allows us to constantly improve the user experience on our Website and making the experience of starting ideas and building online communities on ChangeX ever easier.

We also use marketing cookies, particularly from Facebook and Google to find more people like you who want to make a difference in their communities and start ideas.

We appreciate that many people are sceptical, particularly of Facebook’s privacy settings, but we’ve found that you can use Facebook Ads for good let people know about great ideas they could bring to their communities. You might have even found us through one of those ads yourself.

You can adjust your cookie settings at any time. We will save the settings you choose for the next time you come back if you haven’t disabled strictly necessary cookies through your browser settings.

We’ve listed the different types of cookies you come across on our Website below.

3. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate the Website and use the Website's features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.


The following cookies are set by us to control your session, authentication and display the right language version of our site to you:

  • _changex_session_1
  • _cfduid

Cookie Consent

We are using Cookieconsent for our cookie compliance solutions. It sets cookies to save your cookie settings, so that we know when you come back if you have agreed to the use of certain cookies or not.

  • cookieconsent_status


The following cookies are served by Intercom, our Customer Relationships Management System. For signed up users intercom allows us to see the core actions a user has taken on the Website such as registering to start an idea or following an idea. For visitors, intercom provides our chat window on the bottom of the site. The cookie names that Intercom uses are:

  • intercom-session-***
  • intercom-id-***

For more information about Intercom's cookies, please read their cookie policy here.

4. Functionality Cookies

Functional cookies are used to enhance the user friendliness of the Website for visitors. The functional cookies of the Website that are stored by ChangeX on your computer only remain valid during your session on the Website.

5. Analytical Cookies

ChangeX uses cookies to collect information about how you use the Website, for instance which pages of the Website you most often use. ChangeX can then make improvements to the usability of the Website.

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you. This cookie tracks user events, sessions and activities on the Website. The cookie names that Google Analytics uses are:

    • _gid
    • _ga
    • _gat

    For more information about Google Analytics' cookies, please read their privacy and cookie policy here.

  • Mixpanel

    Mixpanel gathers information about what events, actions and activities users take on the Website allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately improve the product experience and design for everyone. The cookie names that Mixpanel uses are:

    • _cdn.mxpnl.com
    • mp_mixpanel_c
    • mp_***_mixpanel
    • mixpanel_user_id

    For more information about Mixpanel's cookies, please read their cookie policy here.

  • Fullstory

    Fullstory records videos of users sessions on the Website. The videos are used to assist our team in solving support queries as well as understanding better how people are using the platform. The cookie names that Fullstory uses are:

    • fs_uid
    • fs_intercom

    For more information about Fullstory's cookies, please read their cookie policy here.

  • Alexa Metrics

    Alexa metrics is a global metrics platform that collects information from our site that allows us to compare ChangeX’s site performance to other similar sites around the world. It is mainly focused on gathering high level information like how many visitors we have each month. The cookie names that Alexa Metrics uses are:

    • _asc
    • _auc

    For more information about Alexa Metrics's cookies, please read their cookie policy here.

  • Segment

    Segment collects information in a way that allows us to easily send this data to all of the rest of the tools listed in this section. It is an intermediary platform that facilitates the piping of data from ChangeX to 3rd party tools and services. The cookie names that Segment uses are:

    • ajs_user_id
    • ajs_group_id
    • ajs_anonymous_id

    For more information about Segment's cookies, please read their cookie policy here.

6. Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to record your visit to our Website, the pages that you visit and links that you follow. The information collected by these cookies is used to show you ads for ideas you can start when you are browsing other sites that show ads.

  • Facebook Custom Audience

    Facebook Custom Audience cookies are used to make advertising message on Facebook more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform actions like preventing the same Facebook ad from continuously re-appearing to you over time. These cookies track users onsite behaviour, sessions and event history on our Website. The cookie names that Facebook Custom Audience uses are:

    • c_user
    • ccm
    • dato
    • fr
    • pl
    • pnl_data2
    • sb
    • s
    • wd
    • x-src
    • xs

    For more information about Custom Audience's cookies, please read their cookie policy here.

  • Google Adwords and Doubleclick by Google

    Google Adwords  cookies are used to make advertising message more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform actions like preventing the same ad from continuously appearing to you over time. These cookies track users onsite behaviour, sessions and event history on our Website. The cookie names that Google uses are:

    • DSID
    • IDE

    For more information about Google's cookies, please read about how Google uses cookies for advertising here.

7. Third Party Cookies

There are also some third party cookies in use on the Website and the Website allows cookies of social plugins of certain third parties. These are used on social media sharing buttons, embedded video and image sharing players and payment facilities. This enables a user to share content of the Website on social networks. These plugins also enhance the user friendliness of the Website. For example with the Facebook plugin on the Website, users can simply register to the Website with their Facebook account details. The (use of the) data collected by these third parties via the social plugins are exclusively determined by such third party as ChangeX cannot access or read these cookies (nor can these parties access or read the cookies of ChangeX). Each of these providers has its own policy relating to the use of its cookies, which can be accessed by clicking on these links:

  • AddThis

    AddThis is used on the Website to make it easy for users to share links to their favorite platform. The cookie names that AddThis uses are:

    • _atuvc
    • _atuvs

    For more information about AddThis' use of your data, please read their privacy policy here.

  • Facebook Connect

    Facebook connect is used as a tool to enable existing Facebook users to log into the ChangeX app efficiently with one click. With the permission of users this app pulls basic user data from Facebook including the users name, email and profile picture. We use the Facebook comments plugin to allow users who are signed up to ChangeX to comment on our blog posts using their Facebook accounts. For more information about Facebook's cookies, please read their cookie policy here.

8. How to Manage and Disable Cookies

When you come to the ChangeX website for the first time, we won’t issue any cookies. After a few seconds you get the option to accept all cookies or deny all cookies on the Website. You can change these settings at any time here.

We are still working on providing you with the option to decide which exact types of cookies you would like to allow us to use. Please note, if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your visitor experience. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit.

9. More ways to control cookies?

You can also use tools to block cookies for all sites you visit. But please note that that might affect the way a website works as it also blocks cookies that are necessary for the core functionality of a site or for your own user experience.

It might also affect the success of an organisations or businesses you like. When you don’t allow any cookies, it makes it more difficult for example to understand how a website is being used and how it can be improved.

  • Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites though your access to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information. Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising.

  • Control Ads you see

    ChangeX serves personalised Ads via Google and Facebook.

    Learn here how to control what kind of ads you see in Google here.

    Adjust your Ad settings for Facebook here.

10. Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this Cookie Policy from time to time at our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will post those changes here and update the "Last Updated" date at the bottom of this Cookie Policy. However, if we make material changes to this Cookie Policy we will notify you by means of a prominent notice on our Website prior to the change becoming effective.

11. Contact Us

Questions, comments, requests and complaints regarding this Cookie Policy and the personal data we hold are welcome and should be addressed to [email protected] or sent in writing to ChangeX, Dogpatch Labs,The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. All requests will be dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Last Updated: 25.05.2018