Effective: November 28, 2019


This cookie policy (this “Cookie Policy”) is provided to explain the practices of Ashoka (“Ashoka”, “us” or “we”) in relation to cookies on Ashoka websites (collectively, the “Site”).

We use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, mobile device IDs and similar files or technologies to collect and store the information we automatically collect about your computer, device, and use of the Site. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.

If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them using the instructions in this Cookie Policy, by clicking the “Cookie Settings” link below or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from the Site cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.


Cookies are widely used in order to make a website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Site before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that content you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

  • First party cookies, served directly by us to your device and are configured to not store information about you personally.
  • Third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance / analytics, advertising, and social media purposes.

Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the Site to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

If you would like to learn more about cookies, in general, see https://cookiepedia.co.uk/all-about-cookies.


When you visit the Site, cookies may be set on your device to log information about your preferences and viewing patterns. We use cookies for such purposes as:

  • Providing you with relevant content;
  • Enabling multimedia playback and social media integration;
  • Providing session management and security features;
  • Improving performance and content relevance.

Upon your first visit to the Site, you will be asked to opt-in / opt-out to the Site’s use of cookies as articulated in this Cookie Policy. Once set, your cookie preference will be retained for 100 days, sooner in the event this policy changes materially, after which you will be asked to reset your preference upon your next visit to the Site. You can change your consent preference at any time by clicking on the “cookie settings” button below.


Alternatively, you can configure your Internet browser to reject cookies or alert you before saving cookies. Note: Some tracking technologies may be unaffected by your browser’s cookie settings.

If you have disabled cookies, any information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set may still be used, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.


Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of the Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies it will make it more difficult for us to assess how visitors to the Site are moving through it.

Category Cookies
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This Site uses Google Analytics to gather information like statistical usage and telemetry information allowing us to understand interactions with the Site, track visitor behavior, and measure site performance to better serve you. For more information, read the Google Analytics policy. First party cookies.
Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. Cookies may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we use.

If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.


Category Cookies
LinkedIn bcookie




Used to support LinkedIn social sharing. For more information, read the LinkedIn policy. Third party cookies.




These cookies are set via embedded YouTube videos and register anonymous statistical data,

for example, on how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback. No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in which case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click “like” on a video. For more information, read the Google policy.  Third party cookie.

Twitter tfw_exp Used to support Twitter share functionality.

For more information about Twitter cookies, see Twitter Cookie policy. Third party cookie.

Vimeo player These cookies are set via embedded Vimeo videos and are first-party cookies that are considered essential to the video player experience.  For more information, read the Vimeo Cookie policy.
Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through the Site by our technology providers. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant content on other sites.

They do not store personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and/or internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.


Category Cookies
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This Site uses LinkedIn social sharing of content. For more information, read the LinkedIn policy. Third party cookies.
Doubleclick IDE This Site uses YouTube to enable the playback of videos on this Site. YouTube sets this cookie. For more information, read the Google policy.  Third party cookies.


Although we strive to list all cookies used by us and our technology providers, if you find a discrepancy or think that a cookie has been omitted, please let us know at privacy@ashoka.org.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We will occasionally update this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Cookie Policy, we will revise the “Effective” date at the top of this Cookie Policy. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Cookie Policy or any of our other policies.

More information

For additional information regarding the cookies listed above, check the https://cookiepedia.co.uk database.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, or privacy matters generally, please address them to:

Ashoka Innovators for the Public
c/o Personal Data Privacy Team

1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2000
Arlington, VA 22209, USA

You may also reach our data privacy team via email at privacy@ashoka.org.