Last Update: March 20, 2022
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text documents or data files that contain a unique identification code designed to be read by other computers. When you visit a website, the webserver you communicate with may ask your web browser for permission to store a cookie on your computer or device. Cookies may be served by the entity that operates the website you are visiting (“first-party cookies”) or by other companies (“third-party cookies”). Web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”), which are small invisible images on a web page or in an email, help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. When you visit a mobile application, it may use blocks of code called SDKs that provide similar functionality.
How do cookies and similar technologies interact with your devices?
When you first visit our site, we will ask your permission to set certain non-essential cookies and other similar technologies on your device. It is entirely up to you whether you consent or not (although some aspects of the site may not work as well if you do not consent), and you can change your mind at any time. See How to manage your cookies below for more details.
We use first-party and third-party cookies on our site. Some of these cookies will stay on your computer or device only for as long as you are on the site, while others may last longer, unless you delete them. Please read on for more details about the types of cookies we use.
What cookies do we use?
The cookies we use fall into one of the following categories.
Strictly Necessary: We use these cookies to ensure our site functions properly; they are necessary for our services to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our services will not work without them. Like the other cookies we use, strictly necessary cookies may be either first-party cookies or third-party cookies.
If you access our mobile application, the advertising identifier associated with your device or other identifiers may be recorded and used for purposes similar to those of cookies.
If you visit a page which we maintain on a social media site, such as Facebook, it is likely that cookies will also be deployed on your device. The social media site deploys these cookies, even on the pages we maintain, so you will need to use the settings provided by the social media site to change your cookie preferences on these sites.
How to manage your cookies?
- You can withdraw your consent to non-essential cookies at any time by altering your settings in the ‘Manage Cookie Consent’ link accessible at the bottom of our website.
- Although most browsers and devices accept cookies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear or disable cookies. If you clear or disable cookies, however, some of the features of our services may not function properly.
- To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
- For information on how our advertising partners allow you to opt out of receiving ads based on your web browsing history, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/. European users may opt out of receiving targeted advertising through the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.
- To opt out of ads on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google that are targeted to your interests, use your Facebook/Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google Ads settings.
- [If you are a California resident, you can opt-out of sharing of personal information with third-party cookies for advertising by visiting the Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information link located at the footer of our website].
- Additionally, third-party platforms may offer you choices about whether you see customized ads.
Please note that even if you only accept "strictly necessary” cookies, you may see third party cookies that are deployed by services that we use, e.g. Readme, the service that hosts our API documentation. These third-party cookies would remain enabled because these services may also have cookies or trackers that the services have categorized as strictly necessary to perform the services that we have requested.