Enabling Cookies (Required for Flipcause Campaigns)

Our campaign pages use cookies for transactional and session purposes. Browsers have a variety of settings for cookies, and major browsers such as Chrome started restricting the usage of cookies in an attempt to protect the privacy of their users.

We welcome this trend and always prioritize the privacy and security of our users and their supporters. That being said, when our widget is embedded in an organization’s site in an iframe, our session cookie will be perceived and treated as a third-party cookie by browsers. The reason is simple: the browser's main URL is on the organization’s domain, whereas the iframe is on Flipcause.
 

DISABLED COOKIES ERRORS

Flipcause uses cookies to run different functions for your Campaigns like validating and processing forms. See Flipcause Cookies List for more info.

Recent updates on some browsers may interfere with these functions. In some cases, a supporter might receive an error message that asks them to enable cookies through their browser settings.

The error "Your browser didn't let us start a session in this window, please open in a new tab to finish this form successfully” occurs when their cookies are disabled while they're trying to access the campaign widget using a desktop or laptop:

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It might look something like this if you're trying to log in to your Flipcause account:

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Supporters may also get an error like this if they try to use the Campaign widget with cookies disabled on their browser:

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Here are instructions on how to enable cookies on your browser:

 

ENABLE COOKIES ON YOUR BROWSER

1. Google Chrome

To enable cookies:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under Privacy and Security, click "Cookies and other site data".
  4. Select the option “Allow all cookies”.

To allow cookies for a specific site:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under Privacy and Security, click Cookies and other site data. 
  4. Under Sites that can always use cookies click Add
  5. Enter the web address.
    • To create an exception for an entire domain, insert [*.] before the domain name. For example, [*.]google.com will match drive.google.com and calendar.google.com.
    • You can also put an IP address or a web address that doesn't start with http://.
  6. Select Add.

(Updated as of June 4, 2021) Check out the official Google Chrome help center article for possible updates. 


2. Safari

To enable cookies:

  1. In the Safari app on your Mac, choose Safari > Preferences, and click Privacy.
  2. Deselect Block all cookies
Note: Changing your cookie preferences or removing cookies and website data in Safari may change or remove them in other apps.

(Updated as of June 4, 2021) Check out the official Safari help center article for possible updates.


3. Firefox

To enable cookies:

  1. Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy and Security panel.
  3. Under Enhanced Tracking Protection, select the Custom radio button.
  4. To allow cookies for all sites, make sure the Cookies option is unchecked.
  5. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved, you may close the page.


To allow cookies for a specific:

  1. Visit the website.
  2. Click on the shield icon to the left of the address bar.
  3. Toggle Enhanced Tracking Protection for this site to "Off". 
(Updated as of June 4, 2021) Check out the official Firefox help center article for possible updates.


4. Microsoft Edge

To enable cookies:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, click the menu button More
  2. Go to Settings > Site Permissions >  Cookies and Site Data.
  3. Toggle "On" Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended) 
(Updated as of June 4, 2021) Check out the Microsoft help center article for possible updates.