Effective: June 7, 2018
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Please reference the chart and general description below to learn more about the kinds of cookies we use and for what purpose.
What types of cookies do we use and for which purposes?
We use the following types of Cookies:
Cookie Name Purpose Duration Time Google Analytics Analytical and Third Party. Track and analyze behavior of users on the about.me site Indefinite Anonymous_id Analytical. For internal analytics to uniquely identify a user and track their actions on our site 1 year Session Cookie Functionality. Keep track of a user’s status for actions they may take during a session As long as the session continues Login Cookie Functionality. Maintain a user’s logged in state when they come back to the site Indefinite Visited Cookie Keep track of a user’s status for visiting certain pages Indefinite Is_User Cookie Customize the experience for a user or visitor to the site Indefinite Accepted_cookies Cookie Keep track of users who accepted cookies Indefinite Local Storage Keep track of profile information submitted in signup process (except credit card and password), check timezone for scheduling appointments, keep track of a user’s status for visiting certain pages Signup process set for 24 hours, others are indefinite
These are cookies that are required to provide you with features or services that you have requested. For example, Cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site or use a shopping cart. Disabling these Cookies will encumber the Services’ performance and may make certain features and services unavailable.
These Cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Services. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
These Cookies allow us to understand how visitors use our site. This includes information about the number of visitors to the site, what pages visitors view on our site and how long visitors are viewing pages on the site.
Third Party Cookies
These are Cookies placed by a third party on your device and may provide information to those third parties about browsing habits (including your visits to our Services, the pages you have visited and the links and advertisements you have clicked) that may help identify if certain services that such third parties provide are being used, identify your interests, retarget you and serve advertisements that are relevant to you. We do not have control or access to such Cookies.
Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies
The types of Cookies described above may be “session Cookies” which are temporary Cookies that are only stored on your device while you are visiting our site or “persistent Cookies” which are Cookies that are stored on your device for a period of time after you leave our site. The length of time a persistent Cookie stays on your device varies from Cookie to Cookie. We use persistent Cookies to store your preferences so that they are available for the next visit, and to keep a more accurate account of how often you visit our Services, how often you return, how your use of the Services may vary over time, and measure the effectiveness of advertising efforts. Through these Cookies, we may collect information about your online activity after you leave our Services. Just like any other usage information we collect, this information allows us to improve the Services and customize your online experience. Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. Our Services do not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that we collect information about your online activity both while you are using the Services and after you leave the Services.
What is the Google Analytics Cookie and how is it used?
Our Services use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) which is based on Cookie technology. The information generated by the Cookie is usually sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. On behalf of About.me, Google will use the generated information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide the website operator with additional services connected with website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not collated with other data by Google. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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