Cookie Policy


In this policy, Give a Day explains how and with which technology information is collected on its website from persons who (simply) visit its website. This is mainly done by means of so-called cookies. Certain cookies are necessary for the website and its security to work properly. You cannot disable them. For the other cookies, we ask your permission. If you have not agreed to them, they will not be placed.

Why do we ask your permission nonetheless?

  • Preference cookies allow us to remember some of your preferences (such as your language preference) so that we do not have to ask for your preferences every time that you visit our website.
  • Analytical cookies do not have an immediate benefit for you but allow us (and the dedicated platforms of our partners such as local governments and non-profits) to measure which elements of our platform work better and which do not work or not as well. This way, we can improve our website by focusing on what matters.

We do not really know who you are, but our platform does know that you are the same person who logged in x days ago.

That was the short version, here is the long(er) version:


This is a general explanation about cookies. If you know what they are, you can skip this section.

Cookies are small data or text files that websites place on your local computer. The content of a cookie usually consists of the name of the server that placed the cookie, an expiration date and a unique numeric code. Cookies (and those who place the cookies) cannot access other information that is on your computer or mobile device.

Cookies generally make the interaction between visitors and the website possible. In general, they make the surfing experience on the website easier and faster and they help visitors navigate between the different parts of the website. However, cookies can also be used to personalize the content of the website or advertisement on it to the user or to tell parties such as Google or Facebook which websites and pages you visit.

There are different types of cookies that can be used for different things.

  • Temporary and permanent cookies: Temporary cookies are stored temporarily in your browser. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies remain in your browser, even when you close it. They provide recognition on your next visit and remain in your browser until they expire, until a new version of the cookies is installed or until you delete them from your browser via your browser settings.
  • Essential and non-essential cookies: Necessary or essential cookies are required to browse our site and use our apps. For example, these cookies are needed to verify your identity when you sign in, before we give you access to your personal account. Essential cookies do not require permission from the site owner. They also cannot be deleted if you want to continue to use the website. Without them, the site wouldn't work. For all other cookies, the owner of a site must in principle ask permission. For this, you will usually see a pop-up.
  • First-party and third-party cookies: First-party cookies are cookies that are managed by the owner of the site and are specific to the visited website. Third-party cookies are cookies placed and managed by a third party during your navigation on the website. Third-party cookies ensure that certain data is sent to third parties while you are browsing our site. Since those third parties (such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and LinkedIn) process (also) the data collected through the cookies for their own purposes (e.g. advertising), it is important that you read their cookie policy and privacy statement so that you can consent to those cookies in full knowledge of the facts.

If you are interested in learning more about cookies, you can find more information on the Internet, for example on or (by searching the term “cookie”).


2.1 Necessary cookies 

These cookies are indispensable for visiting our websites and for using them. The website is encoded in PhP, and it always sets session cookies in order to use the website and log in. These cookies allow you, for example, to navigate between the different parts of the website or to fill in forms. Even if you want to log in with your personal account on the platform, these cookies are necessary to verify your identity in a secure way before we give you access to your personal information. If you refuse these cookies, certain parts of the website may not work or will not work optimally.

The following cookie is used for everyone (Name; Who; Why; How; How long):

  • preferred_language; Give a Day; To avoid having to select the language toggle on on every new page that you visit, we save the language preference in a Cookie; 1 year.

The following cookies are used for people with Administrator credentials (Name; Who; Why; How; How long):

  • edit-mode; Give a Day; This cookie is placed when a platform administrator wants to change a text in the platform (e.g. the text of a vacancy) from the admin panel; 1 year.
  • jwt; Give a Day; The Login token cookie allows the platform administrators to log into the back office management system (the admin panel); 1 year.

2.2 Functional cookies

The functional cookies are the cookies that facilitate the functioning of our websites, make it more pleasant for the visitor and ensure that you get a more personalized surfing experience. These cookies can be used to recognize you if you visit the website again and save your registration data or remember the preferences that you have indicated on the website.

The following cookies are used for people with Administrator credentials (Name; Who; Why; How; How long):

  • data-table-TABLE_NAME; Give a Day; Cookies to keep track of which columns are visible and which table is sorted by which column in a platform's admin panel. These cookies are only stored in the browser and are not sent to the server; 1 year.

2.3 Third-party cookies 

In certain cases, we use cookies from third parties.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most used and reliable analytics software on the internet and helps us to analyze the preferences of the users so that we can optimize the experience of the users on our website.

For more information, see

The following cookies are used for all visitors, in so far as they have agreed to them (Name; Who; Why; How; How long):

  • _ga; Google; Records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website during different visits of the website; 2 years.
  • _gat; Google; Used to slow down query speed, more specifically it is used to limit the number of requests to so that the website continues to run even if many users visit the website at the same time; 1 minute.
  • _gid; Google; Records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website during a visit to the website (e.g. in which order the page is viewed); 1 day.


3.1. Pop-up

The first time that you visit the website, you will be given the opportunity to accept or reject functional and third-party cookies.

3.2. Your browser

You can accept the installation of cookies via your browser settings. You can find how to enable or disable cookies for the most popular browsers on the following website: allaboutcookies.

You can also delete the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time.

If you want to fully experience the website without restrictions, make sure cookies are enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, you must perform the following actions:

For browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer: This outdated version is no longer supported by the website. It is best to switch to a recent browser compatible with Javascript.

For browser – Edge :

  • In Edge, click on the three ... at the top right of your browser and click on "Settings".
  • In the 'Privacy and Security' tab, move the settings under 'Cookies' to 'Do not block cookies'.
  • Click on 'OK'.

For browser - Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on 'Firefox' in the upper left corner of your browser and then click on 'Options'. 
  • On the 'Privacy' tab, make sure that the 'Inform websites that I do not want to be tracked' is not checked. 
  • Click on 'OK'. 

For browser - Google Chrome

  • Click on 'Extra' at the top of your browser window and choose 'Options'. 
  • Click on the 'Under the Hood' tab, look for the 'Privacy' section and select the 'Content settings' button. 
  • Now select 'Allow local data to be set'. 

For browser - Safari

  • Click on the 'Cog' icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preference' option. 
  • Click on 'Security', then check the option that says 'Block third-party cookies and advertising cookies'. 
  • Click 'Save'. 


Cookies are also considered as personal data and are covered by data protection. More information about this can be found in our
privacy statement. If, after reading this cookie policy, you still have questions or comments about cookies, please contact us at