Effective date: 21 February, 2023

Cookie Policy

BlueDot Impact (“we” or “us“) is a project of the Effective Ventures group — the umbrella term for Effective Ventures Foundation and Effective Ventures Foundation USA, Inc., which are two separate legal entities that work together. Under UK law, the Effective Ventures Foundation is the “data controller” for the personal data that we collect and process.

BlueDot Impact use cookies on our websites and mobile applications (“our Platforms”):

This cookie notice applies to all our platforms.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes a unique identifier. Cookies are created when your browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time you go back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Find out more about the use of cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org.

We also use other forms of technology (such as pixels and web beacons and, in apps, software development kits (usually referred to as SDKs)) which serve a similar purpose to cookies and which allow us to monitor and improve our Platforms and email communications. When we talk about cookies in this notice, this term includes these similar technologies.

Your use of our Platforms may result in some cookies being stored that are not controlled by us. This may occur when the part of the Platform you are visiting makes use of a third party analytics or marketing automation/management tool or includes content displayed from a third party website, for example, YouTube or Facebook. You should review the privacy and cookie policies of these services to find out how these third parties use cookies and whether your cookie data will be transferred to a third country. We’ve set out below which third party cookies we use.

What cookies do we use and what information do they collect?

Required cookies: these cookies are required to enable core functionality. This includes technologies that allow you access to our websites, services, applications, and tools; that are required to identify irregular site behaviour, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security; or that allow you to make use of our functions such as making donations, saved search or similar functions. These cookies expire after 24 months.

The third party cookies that we use in this category are:


Analytics and performance cookies: these cookies help us improve or optimise the experience we provide. They allow us to measure how visitors interact with our Platforms and we use this information to improve the user experience and performance of our Platforms.

These cookies are used to collect technical information such as the last visited Platform, the number of pages visited, which parts of our website are clicked on and the length of time between clicks.

They may also collect information to provide helpful features and e.g. be used to remember your preferences (such as your language preference), your interests and the presentation of the website (such as the font size). These cookies expire after 24 months.

The third party cookies that we use in this category are:


Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
  • You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.
  • For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en


  • For more information on the privacy practices of Meta, please visit the Meta Privacy Policy web page: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/policy

Who are we and how can you get in touch?

The Effective Ventures Foundation (England and Wales registered charity number 1149828 and registered company number 07962181) has a registered office at Trajan House, Mill Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0DJ. If you have questions in relation to this notice or on how we use your personal information, please contact us at: info@ev.org.

© 2023. BlueDot Impact is funded by Open Philanthropy, and is a project of the Effective Ventures group, the umbrella term for Effective Ventures Foundation (England and Wales registered charity number 1149828, registered company number 07962181, and also a Netherlands registered tax-deductible entity ANBI 825776867) and Effective Ventures Foundation USA, Inc. (a section 501(c)(3) public charity in the USA, EIN 47-1988398).

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