1.1 Incorporation By Reference
A cookie is a piece of information that is placed on your web browser when you access and/or use the Services that stores text and which can later be read back by the Services or third parties. Cookies are used to recognize your browser and you as a unique User.
2.2 Pixel Tags (aka Clear GIFs or Web Beacons).
A pixel tag is a tiny invisible tag or graphic placed on certain parts of the Services or other websites, in emails or in certain other downloadable content, but not on your computer, mobile device or browser, except to the extent that you download the content that contains such tags.
2.3 Local Shared Objects (aka Flash Cookies).
A local shared object is similar to a cookie, except it is stored on your computer or mobile device, instead of your browser, and it can store more than just text. The methods for controlling local shared objects are different than the methods for controlling cookies (as discussed below).
Cookies may be session cookies (i.e., last only for one browser session) or persistent cookies (i.e., continue on your browser until they are affirmatively deleted). You can manage cookies through your web browser's option settings and through those settings you may be able (a) to receive notifications when you are receiving new cookies; (b) to disable cookies; or (c) to delete cookies. Please refer to your web browser's help section for information on how to do this.
3.2 Pixel Tags.
Pixel tags do not store information on your computer, mobile device or browser (although they are occasionally downloaded to your computer if contained in an email or other downloadable content) so cannot be managed by you except by deleting the content in which the tag is contained.
3.3 Local Shared Objects.
Local shared objects are stored on your computer or mobile device. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for local shared objects, click here.
3.4 Web Storage.
Web Storage, or HTML5 Local Storage, is an industry-standard data storage technology that is implemented by internet browser providers. Refer to your browser's help contents for procedures on how to manage settings for Web Storage.
4.1 Essential (strictly necessary).
We use these technologies to monitor our Services and to analyze how you use our Services. For example, we may place cookies that allow us (a) to measure the time of your requests to our servers and our responses; (b) to A/B test new features; (c) to record statistics about site usage; (d) to track your activities on the Services; and (e) to track the places from which you come to the Services.
We may also use third party cookies to collect information about visitor behavior on our Services for these Performance/Analytics purposes. As an example, we use Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. You can manage your opt-outs for this third party service provider here:
Google analytics opt-out browser add-on
We use these technologies to allow us to provide certain functionality on the Services and to remember your preferences. For instance, when you click the "remember me" box on our log in page we place a persistent cookie on your browser that allows our Services to pre-populate your username when you return. Other examples include remembering your preferences (such as language and location preferences), preventing web application vulnerabilities, allowing for Facebook Connect and other third party integrations and in connection with providing search results.
Most of the cookies and other technologies described above on our Services are set by us (aka first party cookies) or are used in connection with the Services and set by third party service providers at our direction ("Third Party Cookies"). We may use Third Party Cookies with respect to each of the uses set forth above. For example, we use technologies from Google Analytics, Omniture and Mixpanel, among others, to measure performance/analytics and technologies from Facebook to provide Facebook Connect functionality. Occasionally, an Organizer may use similar technologies on their event pages for one of the purposes set forth above.
Last Updated: 04/18/2017