Updated – June 8th, 2018
b. Cookie – We’ll refer to cookies and similar technologies collectively as “Cookie” or “Cookie Technologies”.
1. Types of Cookie Technologies
1.1.1 Cookies are small data files sent from a server to your web browser. They are stored in your browser’s cache and allow a website or a third party to recognize your browser. There are three primary types of cookies:
188.8.131.52 Session cookies are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages, so you don’t have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to check out. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time like after you leave the Website or when you close your web browser.
184.108.40.206 Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the website and allow Frendliest Skillit to recognize you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.
220.127.116.11 Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than Frendliest Skillit, and may gather browsing activity across multiple website and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them, or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.
1.1.2 Cookies store data about your use, but they are helpful because they allow us to function and customize your experience. You can configure your desktop or mobile browser’s settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies, including how to handle third-party cookies.
1.2 Other Technologies
In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies used by Frendliest Skillit and elsewhere on the web or in mobile ecosystems.
1.2.1 Web beacons: These are tiny graphics (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) with a unique identifier that are used to understand browsing activity. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are rendered invisibly on web pages when you open a page.
1.2.2 Social widgets: These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with those social media services when you view a web page or a mobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by the third parties.
1.2.3 UTM codes: These are strings that can appear in a URL (the “Uniform Resource Locator,” which is typically the HTTP or https address entered to go to a web page) when a user moves from one web page or website to another, where the string can represent information about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publisher sent the user to the receiving website .
1.2.4 Application SDKs: These are mobile application third-party software development kits that are embedded in the Apps (and are used in many mobile applications). These app SDKs permit the collection of information about the app itself, activity in the app, and the device the application is running on.
1.2.5 Local Storage Objects: These (sometimes called flash cookies) are sets of data that can be stored on your browser by a website or app. They can be used to maintain preferences, maintain a history of usage, or even maintain the state or settings of an app.
2.1 Security and Authentication (Strictly Necessary)
2.1.1 Some cookie and similar technology functions are necessary and vital to ensuring that Frendliest Skillit works properly for visitors and members, such as maintaining the security, safety, and integrity of the Website, authentication and logging into Frendliest Skillit (including remembering permissions and consents you have granted), and ensuring the ability to securely complete transactions.
2.2 Account and User Preferences
2.2.1 Some technologies are used to remember your account and preferences over time, such as remembering your account or keeping yourself logged in when returning to Frendliest Skillit, maintaining your choices on Frendliest Skillit features and how you want Frendliest Skillit to appear, including keeping track of your preferred language and country, and customizing content based on on how you use Frendliest Skillit.
2.3 Social Networks
2.3.2 Social networks may also work with Frendliest Skillit or with you for analytics or for marketing purposes, as discussed below. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences for these social networks and their tools and widgets via your account with the social network. You can find more information on specific social media tools and widgets in our.
2.3.3 Performance and Analytics
18.104.22.168 Some technologies help provide performance data on how the Services are functioning in order to improve Frendliest Skillit and the Services, including, for example, data on website and app functionality and speed to help us optimize Frendliest Skillit, how the Services are used to help us improve your experience on Frendliest Skillit, and detecting and gathering reporting on bugs to help make Frendliest Skillit work better.
22.214.171.124 The Website and App also employ Google Analytics to help understand how Frendliest Skillit is used by its community. For some of the advertising features listed below, like retargeting, data from Google Analytics may be combined with Frendliest Skillit’s first-party data and third-party cookies (like Google’s advertising cookies). To see how to opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, see the Opt-Out section at the bottom of this policy.
3. Your Choices
3.1 Certain Cookie Technologies are employed to make the Website function for its intended purpose and are provided based on contractual necessity based on your agreement with Frendliest Skillit to perform the services you have requested. These include the functions strictly necessary to the service noted above. By choosing to use our Services after having been notified of our use of Cookie Technologies in the ways described in this Policy, you agree to such use.
3.2 Opt-in and Opt-out on Browsers
In addition, when you use Frendliest Skillit via a browser, you can change your web browser’s settings to reflect your cookie preferences for cookies directly from the website you are on or for third-party cookies. Each browser is a little different, but usually, these settings are under the “options” or “preferences” menu. The links below provide information about cookie settings for the browsers supported by Frendliest Skillit:
• Microsoft Edge
• Internet Explorer
3.3 Google Analytics Opt-out
For Google Analytics Advertising Features, you can opt-out through Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out listed above). Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web.
3.4 Third-Party Tools
3.5 Third Party Social Plugins
Frendliest Skillit may use social plugins provided and operated by third parties, such as Facebook’s Like Button. As a result of this, you may send to the third party the information that you are viewing on a certain part of the Frendliest Skillit website. If you are not logged into your account with the third party, then the third party may not know your identity. If you are logged in to your account with the third party, then the third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with the Frendliest Skillit website to your account with them. Please refer to the third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.
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