Cookies are small data files that are issued to your device when you visit a website and that store information about your use of a service. Pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are little snippets of code or tiny images embedded on websites and in email that help us learn how you interact with our site and emails. You can learn more about cookies and their functions generally by visiting an informational website such as allaboutcookies.org.
When you visit Crowd Heavy, our web server sends a cookie to your device, which allows us to recognize your device (but not the specific person using it). By associating the identification numbers in the cookies with other account information when, for example, you log in to our Services, we know that the cookie information relates to your user account. Similarly, pixel tags on Crowd Heavy and in email communications help us identify how your device is being used to interact with Crowd Heavy content. Some of the tags and cookies used by our Services are served by us, and some are served by trusted partners who are delivering services on our behalf.
Some examples of the types of cookies and other technologies Crowd Heavy uses:
Crowd Heavy uses authentication cookies and similar technologies to tell us when you’re logged in to Crowd Heavy. This lets us show you personalized views related to your interests and connect you with projects like those you may already have backed.
These cookies help protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you, alert you and us when your account is accessed, and provide capabilities that allow us to disable any active sessions you have (for example, when you log out or change your password).
Some cookies help us provide localized experiences — for example, by making sure you see Crowd Heavy in your preferred language.
Performance cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how Crowd Heavy is performing, so we can provide you with the best experience possible. We may use third party software development kits (SDK) in our mobile apps to collect information about activity in the app, the type of device and operating system it is running on and how the app is functioning. For example an SDK may send us a report if the app crashes, and reports on which features of the app are used more than others.
Cookies and other technologies make interacting with social media platforms more seamless. For example, when you’re signed into social media accounts while you use our Services, these technologies enable you to share content with your social network or, in some cases, log in using your social media credentials. These features are usually controlled by the social media platform you are using and are governed by its separate privacy policies and the preferences you set with that service.
The following third party services are those we use for analytics and advertising. We suggest that you check the respective data policies for these external services to help you understand what data these organizations hold about you and what they do with it.
You can opt-out of online behavioral advertising. The Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising program provides consumers with the ability to opt-out of having their online behavior recorded and used for advertising purposes. To opt out of having your online behavior collected for advertising purposes, click here.
If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads online but they may not be tailored to your interests. You can also manage this type of cookie in the privacy settings on the web browser you are using.
Certain choices you make are both browser- and device-specific.
Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. Blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using most of our Services. To find out more about how to enable, disable, or delete cookies from your web browser, please visit here. To control flash cookies, which may be used on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
Some browsers have "do not track" features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals that may be activated on your browser. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.
Certain options you select are browser and device-specific.
There is no uniform or consistent standard or definition for responding to, processing, or communicating Do Not Track signals. For more information on Do Not Track signals, see all about do not track.
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