Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy provides you with information about cookies and similar technologies that TechSoup may place on the electronic device that you use when visiting TechSoup websites. 

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

●        Session cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.

●        Persistent cookies are cookies that are saved on your computer and are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Cookies can also be used to collect anonymous statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

This Cookie Policy is a part of TechSoup’s Privacy Policy (

The Cookies We Use

These cookies are essential for enabling your movement around our website and providing you with access to features behind login, such as your profile and account, member-only resources, and other secure areas of our websites. They do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.

Functional Cookies.
These cookies allow our websites to remember the choices you make to provide a more personalized online experience, such as your settings and search history. They can also enable you to watch videos and engage with feedback and social tools, such as blogs, chat tools and forums.

Without these cookies, a website cannot remember the choices you’ve made, personalize your browsing experience, or utilize some of the features and functions of the website.

These anonymous cookies help us understand how users interact with our websites by providing information about the areas visited, how much time is spent there, and any issues that may have been encountered, such as error messages. Using them helps us improve the performance of our websites.

For example, we use Google Analytics to help us analyze how our websites are used, including the number of visitors, the places from which visitors have navigated to our websites, and the pages on our websites that our visitors navigate. Learn about Google’s privacy practices.

Without these cookies, we can’t learn whether our websites are working properly or make updates that could, in turn, improve your browsing experience.

Marketing Cookies.
These cookies gather information about your browsing habits and are used to help us understand your interests so we can deliver content that is more relevant to you. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on our websites. We may share this information with other parties, including our advertisers and other service providers.

Social Media Cookies 
Social media cookies collect information about social media use. We partner with third parties to provide you with connections to certain social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. These cookies may also provide information about your visit to third parties so that they can present you with advertisements for TechSoup services you may find interesting and help us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

How Long Do Cookies Remain On Your Device?

Cookies are either “session” or “persistent” in nature. Session cookies remain on your device until the end of a browser session, which is typically when you leave our website.

Persistent cookies “persist” beyond the duration of your browser sessions. They remain on your device after you leave our website, typically for periods ranging from one day to two years.

How Can You Control and Delete Cookies

You can manage cookies in various ways.  Only Essential cookies cannot be disabled. Please keep in mind, removing or disabling certain cookies may impact your user experience and parts of this system may no longer be fully functional. 
You can change your cookie preferences and settings for non-essential cookies at any time by clicking on Cookie Page or by Using Your Browser.

Using Your Browser

You can also disable many of the cookies through your browser. To do that, follow the instructions located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser. You still have to do that manually. For directions on how to manage cookies in your browser, please visit the page for the browser you’re using:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer

You may be able to find information relating to other browsers by visiting that browser developer’s website.

Google Analytics

For information on how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit

Cookies We Set Prior to Opting Out

If you change your cookie preference to disable certain cookies, the information collected prior to the preference change may still be used. However, we will stop using the disabled cookies to collect any further information. Please remember that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser. You still have to delete the cookies manually.

Third-Party Website Cookies 

Third-party cookies are cookies set by someone other than TechSoup for purposes such as collecting information on user behavior. When using our website, you may encounter embedded content, such as YouTube videos, or you may be directed to other websites to participate in a survey or to submit a job application. These websites and embedded content may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites, even if you are directed there from our website. We encourage you to review the privacy and cookie polices located on those websites for information about the use of cookies there.


If you have any questions about our use of cookies and similar technologies, please contact us by email: