What are cookies, pixels, and local storage?
A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many other websites do, we use pixels to learn whether you’ve interacted with certain web or email content. This helps us measure and improve our Platform and personalize your experience on our Platform.
Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with our Platform.
Why do we use these technologies?
We may use these technologies to show you relevant content, improve your experience and help protect us and our users. We may use these to provide you with services on our Platform, that are easier and faster to use, and enable you to easily navigate our Platform and use its features. We may use these to retain authentication information in order to provide certain services to you, to retain your language preference and to provide mapping and location-based services such as “nearby restaurants, dining places, events”, which require your location. We may use these technologies to store information about how you use our Platform, for instance, what pages you visit most often, and if visiting some pages gives you error messages. We may use these technologies to collect information on the total number of visitors to our Platform on an ongoing basis. We may, along with our advertising partners, use these technologies to deliver, understand and improve advertisements that you see.
We cannot identify you personally from the information these cookies collect. Only for functionality purposes, personally identifiable information that you disclose like your username and profile picture may be collected. We ensure complete transparency with you about what information is collected, how it is going to be used and with whom it is shared.
|Type of Cookie||What do they do?||Do these cookies collect my personal data / identify me?|
|Necessary||These cookies are essential to make our Platform work correctly and to enable you to use some of its features, like authenticate log-in, secure our Platform and your information, and prevent fraudulent, criminal or other suspect activities. Without these cookies, our Platform will not be able to remember your previous actions and therefore will not be able to enable you to navigate back to a page in the same session.||These cookies don’t identify you as an individual.|
|Performance||These cookies enable us to analyze how our Platform is used that helps us to continually improve its performance. These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our Platform by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on our Platform, and about any issues encountered, such as error messages.||These cookies do not identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.|
|Functionality||These cookies help the Platform remember the choices you make (such as your language preference, the settings you have applied), store accessibility options, show when you are logged in, and tailor our Platform for you. This ensures that the Platform provides you with services that you have asked for.|
|If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the Platform and may restrict access to content on it.||The information these cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed, such as your username or profile picture. We will always be transparent with you about what information we collect, what we do with it and with whom we share it.|
|Targeting / advertising||These cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.|
|We may use these cookies to remember pages or websites you have visited and we may share this information with other parties, including advertisers and our agencies.||Most types of these cookies track consumers via their IP address so may collect some personal identifiable information.|