COOKIES & OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

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WHAT ARE THEY ?

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.

WHY WE USE THEM ?

Serve-A-wish uses cookies and these other technologies to help recognize you as a repeat visitor, to improve the quality of our Services, and to make your browsing experience more meaningful.

HOW THEY WORK

When you visit Serve-A-wish, 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 the Services, we know that the cookie information relates to your user account. Similarly, pixel tags on Serve-A-wish and in email communications help us identify how your device is being used to interact with Serve-A-wish materials. 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 Serve-A-Wish uses:

SECURITY

Cookies also help keep Serve-A-Wish secure by enabling security features and allowing us to detect activity that might violate our rules and terms of service.

AUTHENTICATION

Serve-A-wish uses authentication cookies and similar technologies to tell us when you’re logged in to Serve-A-Wish. This lets us show you personalized views related to your interests and connect you with projects you may already have backed.

LOCALIZATION

Some cookies help us provide localized experiences — for example, by making sure you see Serve-A-wish in your preferred language.

SITE FEATURES AND SERVICES

Serve-A-wish uses cookies that provide functionality and help us deliver our products and services — for instance, by storing your preferences or by pre-filling the username field when you log in.

PERFORMANCE

Performance cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how Serve-A-wish is performing, so we can provide you with the best experience possible.

ANALYTICS AND RESEARCH

Cookies and other technologies also help us to understand, improve, and research features and content on the Serve-A-wish site. For example, we may use cookies to understand how you are discovering projects or to determine which types of browsers or devices are accessing Serve-A-Wish.