Service providers are companies that help us with various aspects of our business, such as site operations, services, applications and tools. These service providers may also place cookies on your device via our services (third party cookies). They may also collect information that helps them identify your device, such as IP- address or other unique or device identifiers.
What are cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies?
Cookies are small files that are placed on your browser or device by the website or app you’re using. Pixel tags (also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are small blocks of code on a webpage or app that allow them to do things like read and place cookies and transmit information to us or our partners. The resulting connection can include information such as a device’s IP address, the time a person viewed the pixel, an identifier associated with the browser or device and the type of browser being used. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or app to store and retrieve data on a person’s computer, mobile phone or other device. Some examples include device or HTML5 local storage and caching.
We use these technologies for a variety of reasons, such as improving our Service and helping to keep it secure. While specific names of the cookies and similar technologies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update our Service, they generally fall into the below categories of use:
Authentication. These technologies tell us when you are logged in so we can show you your Cadoos and allow you to create and send new Cadoos. The technologies also give us information about your use of the Service that we use for a variety of reasons, including making the member experience better.
Security. We take security seriously. The technologies we use help us detect potential or real abuse, account compromises, multiple logins and other activity. They help us determine if the browser you’re using is new and give us information about active sessions related to your account. These technologies can also help us detect abuse and violations of terms and policies that are in place to protect us and our members.
Location. We may use these technologies to predict your geography to further secure your account and deliver localized service.
Features. The technologies can help make your use of the Service smoother and easier by remembering information you provided and allowing us to tailor your experience. For example, we may be able to store certain preferences or otherwise learn when you have interacted with something on the Service.
Performance. We may use these technologies to better distribute traffic between servers and understand how well we are doing on page loading and other performance goals. And, we may be able to keep information right in your browser or device for faster loading and responses.
Analytics. We may also use the technologies for general research and to understand how members are using the Service and/or third-party applications.
You Are Free to Disable Cookies But May Impact Services
You are free to block, delete, or disable these cookies but you should be aware that by doing so, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Services. You can manage your cookies and your cookie preferences in your browser or device settings. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the "Help" or "Preferences" menu. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link.