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COOKIE POLICY

Summary

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them on our services through our websites, as well as our products and applications (including MatchMate’s mobile applications, downloadable products and applications and pages operated by MatchMate on social networking sites and other platforms) (collectively, the “Services”). It also explains how we use other technologies for purposes that are similar to our use of cookies. We encourage you to read the full policy so that you can understand what information is collected by us through cookies and how that information is used.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.

What are web beacons?

Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes also called clear gifs or pixel tags). Web beacons are usually a small image located on a webpage or email that you are viewing. The request your Internet-connected device makes to fetch the image from the server/computer it is stored on is recorded and provides us with information such as the IP address of the computer wanting to view the image, the time the image was viewed, and the type of browser viewing the image. This information is available to any website you visit. For example, we are able to use it to help us deliver cookies, count visits, prevent fraud and to tell if an email or advertisement has been opened and acted upon. In short, cookies work together with web beacons to accomplish the functions and purposes described herein.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how our website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies does MatchMate use?

The types of cookies used on most websites can generally be put into one of the following categories: strictly necessary, analytics, functionality, advertising, social media and fraud prevention. In order to provide you with the best browsing experience, MatchMate and our third party partners may use cookies from all of these categories. You can find out more about the cookies we use from each of the categories in the table below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to make our website work. They enable you to move around our site and use its features. Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to be able to use the site such as accessing secure areas can’t be provided. These include cookies used to authenticate users during log-in.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect information about how people are using our website, for example which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another and if they get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people’s use of the website on an anonymous basis. Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how our website is performing and how we can improve it.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to remember choices you make and tailor our website to provide enhanced features and content to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your username, language choice or country selection and they can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customize. In addition, they may be used to provide services you’ve asked for such as using our chat program.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver advertisements on our Service and applications and to deliver advertisements on other sites and/or mobile applications to users that have visited or used our website or services, or to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure and report the results and effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations such as advertisers. This means you may see advertisements on our Service based on your activity elsewhere on the Web and after you have been to our Service you may see advertisements about our services or other services elsewhere on the Internet or on other devices you use.

Social Media Cookies

In order to enhance your Internet experience and to make the sharing of content easier, some of the pages on our website contain tools or applications that are linked to third party social media service providers such as Facebook or Twitter. Through these tools or applications social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control these cookies and you should check the social media service provider’s website for further details about how they use cookies.

Fraud Prevention Cookies

These cookie files, flash storage tokens, smart phone SDK applications, or other software on the end user’s device contain a unique identifier. Subsequently, in transactions between you and us, that identifier is accessed and checked through third party databases to determine if the device has been associated with suspected fraud or abuse reported by other online service providers in connection with prior transactions involving that device.

How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing and until they expire or are deleted.

First and third party cookies

“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to MatchMate, while “third party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your browsing device when you visit our website or use our Service. Both first and third party cookies can be analytics, functionality, and advertising cookies. We do not respond to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.

Third parties setting cookies through our website or mobile application also provide a service to us or a function of our site or display ads on our site and applications, but we do not control how third party cookies are used.

How to manage cookies from this website

Our Cookies (first party cookies)

You may be able to use the browser that you are viewing this website with to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the website and other parts of the website may also not work properly.

You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings by referring to your browser’s technical information, or at third-party information sites like www.allaboutcookies.org. You may also be able to opt-out of some targeted advertising on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android).

Third Party Cookies

Cookies that are placed on your browsing device by a third party while you are viewing our website and applications may be managed through your browser settings (as described above), by selecting the Do Not Track option on your browser (though we have no control over and cannot confirm whether these third party ad networks respond to the Do Not Track browser signal), or by checking the third party’s website for more information about cookie management and how to “opt-out” of receiving cookies from them. For example, some of the third party cookies placed through our site are from Google, including an analytics cookie and an advertising cookie. You can opt-out of these cookies directly with Google. Opt-out information for Google cookies is available here. We may use third party analytics data to inform and optimize our advertising campaigns based on a user’s prior visits to our websites. Third party vendors, including Google, may use cookies to serve our advertisements to you based on your past visits to our websites and these may be served to you when you visit non-MatchMate sites. We also partner with third party companies for fraud detection and prevention services, which collects information from our Services and users’ devices in order to provide fraud detection and prevention services to MatchMate. We allow third party partners and other advertising networks to deliver cookies or use similar tracking technologies when you are viewing our website and applications or ads on our Services, to provide targeted content and advertising, to identify you and contact you across multiple devices, perform analytics and monitor the success of our advertising campaigns, and other similar purposes. As noted above, if you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers allow you to adjust your browser settings to: (i) notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Blocking or deleting cookies may negatively impact your experience using the Service, as some features and services on our Service may not work properly.

The advertising networks we use may also be members of the National Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance.. For more information on our advertising practices, please see the Privacy Policy and the Privacy FAQs.

This Cookie Policy was last revised on May 15, 2018. For users who registered for the Services prior to May 15, 2018, this Cookie Policy will be effective on May 25, 2018.