Cookies & Other Technologies

by Jerrick Media about a year ago in policy

Effective Date: December 4, 2018

Cookies & Other Technologies

This policy explains our use of cookies and other technologies to understand, improve and protect Vocal. If you see a capitalized word, it’s defined in our Terms of Use.


What Are Cookies & Why We Use Them

Cookies are small files installed in the browser to help improve the quality of our Services.

How They Work

When you visit Vocal, cookies allows us to recognize your device (but not the specific person using it). For example, when you log in to Vocal or use our Services, we know that the cookie information relates to your user account. We also use pixel tags on Vocal and in email communications to help us identify how your device is being used to interact with Vocal 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 Vocal uses:

  • Authentication
    • Vocal uses authentication tokens and similar technologies to tell us when you’re logged in to Vocal.
  • Security
  • Site features and services
    • Vocal and trusted partners uses cookies that help us deliver our products and services.
  • Performance
    • Performance cookies help us route traffic between different content delivery networks and servers so we can understand how Vocal is performing and provide the best experience possible.
  • Analytics and research
    • We use cookies and other technologies to understand, optimize, and improve features on Vocal. For example, we use cookies from trusted partners like Google Analytics to understand how you are discovering stories and interacting with the platform. You can opt-out of being included in Google Analytics here.
  • Social Media Platforms
    • We use cookies and other technologies when you’re signed into social media accounts enabling you to share content with your social network. We also use cookies and other technologies when you log in or sign up to our Services using your social media credentials. These features are often 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.
  • Marketing
    • Cookies help us deliver optimized marketing campaigns on social media platforms, based on your activity on Vocal. Our partners may use cookies or other technologies to provide us with information about your interactions with their services. Those third-party cookies would be subject to the third party service’s policies.
    • You have the right to opt-out of online marketing campaigns. 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.


You Can Control Certain Cookies

Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. Blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using most of our Services.

Find out more about about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses:

Our Do Not Track Policy

Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. Some of the third-party services we use may respect Do Not Track requests. If you block cookies, our Services may not function correctly. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.

Questions?

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.

This updated policy will go into effect on December 4, 2018. For more information regarding our use of cookies please click here.

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