Cookies, Pixels & Similar Technologies

Technologies like cookies, pixel tags ("pixels"), device or other identifiers and local storage (collectively, “Cookies and similar technologies”) are used to deliver, secure, and understand products, services, and ads, on and off the Youppido Services. We offer a range of products and features that involve the use of these technologies to reach you based on your activity on and off our Services. You can learn more about our advertising products and the controls you have by visiting our “Advertising on Youppido” page. As described in more detail below, we also use these technologies in other ways, like for security purposes, to deliver and enable products and services, as well as to understand and measure products, services and advertisements. Third parties that you interact with as you use the Youppido Services may also use these technologies for a variety of purposes. Check back here from time to time to get the latest information about these technologies and how they are used. Your browser or device may offer settings related to these technologies. For more information about whether these settings are available, what they do, and how they work, visit your browser or device's help material. We may not recognize or respond to browser or device signals around tracking, and some settings may interfere with your use of features we offer. Additionally, the settings offered by a browser or device often only apply to that particular browser or device. What are some of these technologies?

Cookies are small files that are placed on your browser or device by the website or app you’re using or ad you’re viewing. 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.

Why do we use cookies and similar technologies?

We use these technologies for a variety of reasons, such as allowing us to show you content and advertising that’s most relevant to you; improving our products and services; and helping to keep our Services 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 Services, they generally fall into the below categories of use:

Categories of use Examples Authentication These technologies tell us when you’re logged in, so we can show you the appropriate experience and features.

For example, Cookies and similar technologies tell us when you are logged in to Youppido so we can show you relevant and social information when you visit other websites that use our social plugins. We also use this information to understand how you use our Platform and other apps and services.

Security and site integrity These help keep Youppido Services safe and secure. They support or enable security features and help us detect activity that violates our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

For example, they help protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you. Cookies and similar technologies also let us know when several people have logged in from the same computer. With login approvals if someone logs into your account from a browser you’ve never used before, we may block them and ask for more information. They also help us implement login notifications, so you can be alerted when your account is accessed and disable any active sessions.

Besides helping to keep unauthorized people from logging into your account, we also use Cookies and similar technologies to help make sure the people or machines that access our Services don’t violate our policies. For example, certain information on Youppido is public and therefore can be accessed by anyone on the internet. These Cookies and similar technologies help us understand the volume and frequency of requests so we can detect and stop people or machines from “scraping” information from our site.

We also use these tools to make Youppido easier to use, like when you mistype one character of your username or password. If you’ve already logged into Youppido from the same browser, we’ll give you easier options to correct your typo since we know you’ve successfully logged into Youppido before.

Localization These help us provide localized experiences.

For example, we may store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so you will see the site in your preferred language.

Site features and services These provide functionality that help us deliver products and services.

For example, Cookies or similar technologies help you log in by pre-filling the username field and help make chat a better experience by showing which of your friends are online. We may also use Cookies and similar technologies to help us store preferences, know when you’ve seen or interacted with Youppido Services’ content, and provide you and others with social plugins and other customized content and experiences, such as making suggestions to you and others. Learn more.

Performance We use these to provide you with the best experience possible.

For example, we may use Cookies or similar technologies to help us route traffic between servers and understand how quickly Youppido Services load for different people. Sometimes we may store information on your browser or device so features you are using load and respond faster.

Analytics and research These are used to understand, improve, and research products and services, including when you access Youppido Services or other websites and apps from a computer or mobile device.

For example, we may use Cookies or similar technologies (including information from your device) to understand how you are using social plugins to improve them. We may share information about this analysis with our partners.