What are cookies and similar technologies?
Cookies are small files that often contain a unique identifier that helps operators of websites and apps recognize your browser or device. Similar technologies, such as local storage, tags, and device fingerprinting can achieve the same result. Mobile advertising identifiers are identifiers supplied by most major phone operating systems that similarly allow apps to track your activity across apps. SDKs are code that third parties can include in an app that enables them to understand your activity on the app. When we refer to cookies in this document, we refer to all these technologies.
Cookies come in two types: first party cookies and third party cookies. First party cookies are set by the website/app you’re visiting. Third party cookies are set by someone other than the website/app you’re visiting. Third party cookies are often set by advertisers, social media buttons, and other parties. The parties that set those cookies control how they use data. We don’t control how third parties use your data and their use is subject to their privacy policies. See the table below for information about third party cookies on Community.
Types of Cookies
The following types of cookies are used:
- Essential cookies. Essential cookies are essential to enabling our Services, including browsing Community and use certain features. Disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of Community Services. Without these cookies, some of the functionality of Community may no longer be available to you. These cookies also help keep Community safe and secure.
- Preference cookies. Preference cookies store information such as your preferred country and language selection, and website preferences. Without these cookies, we may not be able to remember certain choices you've previously made (such as a saved country / language preference) or personalize your browsing experience by providing you with relevant information. These cookies can also be used to recognize your device so that you do not have to provide the same information more than once.
- Performance cookies. Performance cookies collect information about how you use Community, such as which pages you visit regularly. These cookies are used to help us provide you with a high-quality experience by doing things such as tracking page load, site response times, and error messages. For example, we may place cookies on Community's registration page to understand how many people complete the sign up process.
- Targeting Cookies. Targeting cookies collect information on and off Community to help Community and/or Community Leaders personalize your experience on Community. For example, they can help a Community Leader avoid promoting a concert that you’ve already purchased tickets for.
Some mobile and web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
Choices about cookies
Browsers - Most browsers include the ability to view, see, and delete cookies. Some also include the ability to block third party cookies and disable other kinds of tracking. Please see your browser’s privacy and cookie settings to enable these options. Additionally, many major online advertising third parties also offer the ability to disable interest-based advertising by using this opt out tool.
Mobile Devices - Most major mobile operating systems offer the ability to reset your mobile advertising identifier and to opt out of its use for interest-based advertising. Please see your mobile operating systems. Some examples of how to find these settings are found here.
Third party cookies enable third party features and functionality within the site or app, such as site analytics, advertising and social media features. The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer or device over time and across other websites and apps. We do not control how these third parties use your information, which is subject to their own privacy policies. See the table below for details of the use of third party cookies and similar technologies on Community, including their privacy policies, and how to opt out of their cookies or similar technologies.
Changes to this policy
We may update this document from time-to-time, such as when there’s a change to our cookies. Please check the effective date to understand the last time this page was updated and check this page for updates periodically.
If you have any questions about our cookies or privacy practices, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.