March 28, 2017
What Cookies Are.
Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website.
Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow us to recognize your device.
Cookies serve a variety of functions, like enabling us to remember certain information you provide to us as you navigate between pages on the Platform.
This lets us personalize your experience on or with the Platform in the ways described below.
These cookies help us prevent fraudulent use of login credentials.
Services, features, and preferences:
Performance, Analytics and Research:
This helps us to understand, improve, and research features and content on the Platform.
We may also use other services, such as Google Analytics or other third-party cookies, to assist with analyzing performance on our Platform.
We partner with third party publishers, advertising networks and service providers to manage our ads on other sites.
Our third party partners may set cookies on your device or use the technologies described below to gather information about your activities on the Platform and other sites and online services you use, in order to provide you with Meetup ads that match member profiles or interests.
For example, if you visit our Platform and also use a social media platform, you may see a Meetup ad on those social media platforms.
Third party advertisers:
We may work with advertisers, and advertising service providers to serve ads that may be relevant to you based on your inferred interests, location or other information collected about you, which may use a cookie or the technologies described below, placed by Meetup or the third party (although we would not share any other information that identifies you with an advertiser) on our Platform, or on a third party website or online service. The placing of these technologies on your device may enable you to be identified across multiple websites and online services.
Duration of Cookies.
Some cookies, known as "session cookies", will stay on your device only for as long as you are accessing our Platform. Others, known as "persistent cookies", are stored on your device for longer periods.
Use of Other Technologies.
We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf.
In addition to the uses of cookies described above, these entities may use other methods, such as the technologies described below, to collect information about your use of the Platform and other websites and online services.
Pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels), are small pieces of code that can be embedded on websites and emails.
Pixels tags may be used to learn how you interact with our site pages and emails, and this information helps us and our partners provide you with a more tailored experience.
A device identifier is a unique label can be used to identify a mobile device.
Device identifiers may be used to track, analyze and improve the performance of the Platform and ads delivered.
Local storage is an industry-standard technology that enables the storage and retrieval of data on a computer, mobile phone or other device.
Local storage may be used to store member preferences on devices.
Most devices and web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.
If you prefer, you may be able to remove or reject cookies. You can learn more about how to block cookies by visiting allaboutcookies.org.
Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Platform.
Your device may also include a feature that allows you to opt out of having certain information collected through apps used for behavioral advertising purposes.
Note that even if you choose to opt out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still receive advertising, although it should not be tailored to your interests or activities.
Revisions to this Policy
When we do, we will provide notice to you by publishing the most current version and revising the date at the top of this page.