Cookies, Pixels & Similar Technologies

How Cookies Work

Cookies and other similar technologies help provide a better, faster and safer experience.

Technologies like cookies, pixel tags ("pixels"), and local storage are used to deliver, secure, and understand products, services, and ads, on and off Ripplear. We want this page to help you understand more about these technologies and how they are used. Your browser or device may allow you to block these technologies, but you may not be able to use some features on Ripplear if you block them. For more information about whether these tools are available, what they do and how they work, visit your browser or device's help material. Generally, tools like these in your browser or device affect only that particular browser or device. So if you are using multiple browsers or devices, you can make different choices for each of them.

What are cookies, pixels, local storage and similar technologies?

We and our affiliates, third parties, and other partners use these technologies for security purposes and to deliver products, services and advertisements, as well as to understand how these products, services and advertisements are used. With these technologies, a website or application can store information on your browser or device and later read that information back. We explain more about each of these technologies and how they are used on this page.

Why do we use these technologies?

  1. Authentication These tools tell us when you are logged in, so we can show you the appropriate experience and features.For example, cookies, local storage and similar technologies tell us when you are logged in to Ripplear so we can show you relevant and social information when you visit other websites that use our social plugins. We also use this information to understand how people use our Platform and other apps and services.
  2. Security and site integrity We use these to help keep Ripplear safe and secure. They support or enable security features and help us detect activity that violates our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.For example, they help protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you. Cookies also let us know when several people have logged in from the same computer.
  3. Advertising Things like cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you.For example, we may read a cookie so we can serve you ads that may be interesting to you on Ripplear or other websites. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who was served an ad on Ripplear later visited the advertis site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie or another similar technology to determine whether we've served an ad and how it performed or provide us with information about how you interact with them. We also may work with a partner to serve you an ad on or off Ripplear, such as after you will visited the partner's site or app and this may involve the use of cookies, local storage on your device or other similar technologies.
  4. Localization These help Ripplear provide a localized experience.For example, we may store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so you will see the site in your preferred language.
  5. Site features and services These provide functionality that help us deliver products and services.For example, cookies help you log in by pre-filling the username field and help make chat a better experience by showing which of your friends are online. We may also use cookies and similar technologies to help us provide you and others with social plugins and other customized content and experiences, such as making suggestions to you and others.
  6. Performance We use these to provide you with the best experience possible.For example, we may use a cookie to help us route traffic between servers and understand how quickly Ripplear loads for different people. Sometimes we may store information on your browser or device so Ripplear features you are using load and respond faster.
  7. Analytics and research These are used to understand, improve, and research products and services, including when you access Ripplear or other websites and apps from a computer or mobile device.For example, we may use cookies to understand how you are using social plugins to improve them. We and our partners may use these technologies and the information we receive to improve and understand how you use websites, apps, products, services and ads. We may share information about this analysis with our partners.