Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy

Cookies& Similar Technologies Policy

We think it's important for you tounderstand how cookies and other similar technologies are used by AmateurRecipesand our partners. These technologies help AmateurRecipes function, allow us tounderstand how you use the Services, and have a number of purposes (beyond justadvertising) that you can read about in this policy.

 

In this policy, we'llrefer to Amateurrecipes.com as the "Site" and AmateurRecipes 's mobile applications as the "Apps." We'll refer tothe Site, the Apps, AmateurRecipes Payments, and our other services collectivelyas the "Services." AmateurRecipes, Inc. and AmateurRecipes Ireland UC are referred to as " AmateurRecipes " throughout this policy. We’ll refer to cookies andsimilar technologies collectively as “Cookie Technologies.”

1.    Types of Cookie Technologies

2.    Purposes

3.    Services in the Apps (SDKs)

4.    Consent, Contract, and Legitimate Interests in Processing

5.    Managing Your Cookie Technology Preferences

6.    Contact Us

1. Types of Cookie Technologies

Cookies

Cookies are small datafiles sent from a server to your web browser. They are stored in your browser’scache and allow a website or a third party to recognize your browser. There arethree primary types of cookies:

·        Sessioncookies are specific toa particular visit and carry information as you view different pages so youdon’t have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt tocheckout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a shortperiod of time like after you leave the Site or when you close your webbrowser.

·        Persistentcookies remember certaininformation about your preferences for viewing the site, and allow AmateurRecipes to recognize you each time you return. Persistent cookies arestored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them,and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.

·        Third-partycookies are placed bysomeone other than AmateurRecipes, and may gather browsing activity acrossmultiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type ofpersistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based onthe time period set in each third-party cookie.

Cookies store dataabout your use, but they are helpful because they allow us to help AmateurRecipesfunction and customize your experience. You can configure your desktop ormobile browser's settings to reflect your preference to accept or rejectcookies, including how to handle third-party cookies (see Managing Your Cookie Technology Preferences below).

A description of AmateurRecipes’sprincipal first party cookies can be found in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Disclosures.

Other Technologies

In addition tocookies, there are other similar technologies used by AmateurRecipes andelsewhere on the web or in mobile ecosystems.

·        Webbeacons: These are tinygraphics (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) with a uniqueidentifier that are used to understand browsing activity. In contrast tocookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, web beacons arerendered invisibly on web pages when you open a page.

·        Socialwidgets: These arebuttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow youto interact with those social media services when you view a web page or amobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may bereceived by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by thethird parties.

·        UTMcodes: These arestrings that can appear in a URL (the “Uniform Resource Locator,” which istypically the http or https address entered to go to a web page) when a usermoves from one web page or website to another, where the string can representinformation about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publishersent the user to the receiving website.

·        ApplicationSDKs: These are mobileapplication third-party software development kits that are embedded in the Apps(and are used in many mobile applications). These app SDKs permit thecollection of information about the app itself, activity in the app, and thedevice the application is running on.

·        LocalStorage Objects: These are setsof data that can be stored on your browser by a site or app. They can be usedto maintain preferences, a history of usage, or even the state or settings of asite or an app.

·        Internetof Things identifiers: Likemobile identifiers, internet-connected devices such as voice activatedassistants or smart TVs may send identifiers and other data analogous to webbrowsers or mobile SDKs.

2. Purposes

AmateurRecipes usesCookie Technologies to recognize your logged-in state on AmateurRecipes, tounderstand what purchases members and visitors are interested in, to make AmateurRecipes’sSites function for you, and to help your browsing experience and use of theSite, Services, and Apps feel more customized. More generally, AmateurRecipes usesCookie Technologies for the following.

Security and Authentication (StrictlyNecessary)

Some cookie andsimilar technology functions are necessary and vital to ensuring that AmateurRecipesworks properly for visitors and members, such as maintaining the security,safety, and integrity of the Site, authentication and logging into AmateurRecipes(including remembering permissions and consents you have granted), and ensuringthe ability to securely complete transactions.

Account and User Preferences

Some technologies areused to remember your account and preferences over time, such as keepingyourself logged in when returning to AmateurRecipes, maintaining your choiceson AmateurRecipes features and how you want AmateurRecipes to appear (includingkeeping track of your preferred language and country), and customizing contentbased on how you use AmateurRecipes.

Social Networks

Some technologies helpyou to interact with social networks you are signed into while using theServices, such as sharing content with the social network, logging in with thesocial network, and other features you employ with the social network, or thatare allowed in the social network’s privacy policy. These may be set andcontrolled by the social networks, and your preferences with those socialnetworks.

Social networks mayalso work with AmateurRecipes or with you for analytics or for marketingpurposes, as discussed below. You may be able to manage your privacy preferencesfor these social networks and their tools and widgets via your account with thesocial network. You can find more information on specific social media toolsand widgets in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Disclosures.

Performance and Analytics

Some technologies helpprovide performance data on how the Services are functioning in order toimprove AmateurRecipes and the Services, including, for example, data on siteand app functionality and speed to help us optimize AmateurRecipes, how theServices are used to help us improve your experience on AmateurRecipes, anddetecting and gathering reporting on bugs to help make AmateurRecipes workbetter.

In addition, AmateurRecipesmay employ transient technologies, including cookies or local stored objects,for site performance, experiments, form information, and interactions with thesite, and may use temporary, short-term cookies for limited-time site eventssuch as sales and promotions.

The Site employsGoogle Analytics to help understand how AmateurRecipes is used by itscommunity. For some of the advertising features listed below, like retargeting,data from Google Analytics may be combined with AmateurRecipes’s first-partydata and third-party cookies (like Google’s advertising cookies) as permittedby Google’s and AmateurRecipes’s respective policies. To see how to opt-out ofGoogle Analytics Advertising Features, see Managing your Cookie Technology Preferences at the bottom of this policy. The Sitealso employs Facebook App Events SDKs for analytics in the Apps in a similarfashion, subject to your Opt-Out.

You can find moreinformation on how Google Analytics works in this Google guide and on Facebook App Events here.

Marketing Services

AmateurRecipes partnerswith third-party service providers that may use various Cookie Technologies topermit us and them to learn about which ads you see and click when you visit AmateurRecipes,the Apps, and affiliated sites or to show you ads on and off AmateurRecipes.These may include things such as:

·        Frequencycapping, which limits thenumber of times a user’s browser or mobile device displays the same ad;

·        Attributiontracking, which estimateswhich advertising or marketing source brought someone to AmateurRecipes, ordetermines which marketing source led to actions like a visit or a purchase;

·        Remarketingand retargeting, which shows relevantads to an audience based on prior shopping and browsing patterns on AmateurRecipes;

·        Audiencetargeting, which refers totargeting advertisements to a large audience based on the audience’s known orinferred demographics; and

·        Cross-devicerecognition, which recognizesactions across multiple devices or browsers.

Some third-partyservice providers may provide information like demographics, cross-deviceinformation, or interest categories from a combination of sources that, whilenot identifying you personally, permit us to provide you with more relevant anduseful advertising. In some cases, this information may have non-marketingperformance analytics uses as well.

These technologiesallow a partner to recognize your computer, mobile device or network device(like an IoT device such as a voice-activated assistant or smart TV), each timeyou visit AmateurRecipes or other websites and mobile applications based ondata like a cookie, your IP address, or device ID, but do not allow access toother personal information from AmateurRecipes. However, these technologies mayallow us or a third party to recognize you, either from a single device oracross devices, over time. These third parties are required to followapplicable laws, self-regulatory programs, and AmateurRecipes’s data protectionrules where applicable. AmateurRecipes does not have control over these thirdparties, who each have their own privacy policies and privacy practices. AmateurRecipesadheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for OnlineBehavioral Advertising.

For audiencetargeting, AmateurRecipes may share hashed identifiers that represent an emailaddress or name with partners Google and/or Facebook so they can provide AmateurRecipeswith audiences interested in specific types of products and services. Googleand/or Facebook will only provide this information, and can only identify you,based on their separate policies and agreements with their users. Moreinformation is provided in AmateurRecipes’s Cookies and Similar TechnologiesDisclosures.

You can find adescription of third-party Cookie Technologies used by AmateurRecipes, alongwith their respective privacy policies and options for controlling your privacyon these platforms, in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Disclosures.

3. Services in the Apps (SDKs)

The Apps may includethird-party application software development kits (“SDKs”) that provide mobileperformance and analytics data, bug reporting features, and application programinterfaces ("APIs") to third parties that help provide the Services,for social media functionality, and for marketing and advertising.

You can find adescription of principal third-party SDKs used by AmateurRecipes, along withtheir respective privacy policies and options for controlling your privacy onthese platforms, in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Disclosures.

4. Consent, Contract, and Legitimate Interestsin Processing

Certain CookieTechnologies are employed to make the Site function for its intended purpose,and are provided based on contractual necessity based on your agreement with AmateurRecipesto perform the services you have requested. These include the functionsstrictly necessary to the service noted above.

By choosing to use ourServices after having been notified of our use of Cookie Technologies in theways described in this Policy, and, in applicable jurisdictions, through noticeand unambiguous acknowledgement of your consent, you agree to such use. Moreinformation is laid out in our Privacy Policy.

5. Managing Your Cookie Technology Preferences

You have the abilityto control the use of certain Cookie Technologies. You can opt out of thirdparty marketing cookies and similar technologies via the Privacy Settings linkavailable at the bottom of most AmateurRecipes site pages, or via the GDPRPreferences link for users in the European Union and EEA. You can also manageyour AmateurRecipes marketing preferences in your account settings. As noted previously, information on third party privacypolicies and opt-out process can be found in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Disclosures.

Opt-in and Opt-out for Browsers

In addition, when youuse AmateurRecipes via a browser, you can change your web browser's settings toreflect your cookie preferences. Each browser is a little different, butusually these settings are under the "options" or"preferences" menu. The links below provide information about cookiesettings for the browsers supported by AmateurRecipes:

·        Microsoft Edge

·        Internet Explorer

·        Firefox

·        Chrome

·        Safari

Opt-out of Third-Party Networks

If you do not wish tohave this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-basedadvertisements, in addition you may decline to receive interest based adsthrough TrustE/TrustArc’s preferences manager (or if you are located in the European Union click here). Please note thisdoes not stop you from being served advertisements. You will continue toreceive generic advertisements. If you reject or block all cookies in yourbrowser settings, you will not be able to take advantage of AmateurRecipes 'sServices as some cookies are necessary for the Site to function properly.

You can learn moreabout managing your preferences for ads online, particularly for manythird-party advertising networks, through resources made available by theDigital Advertising Alliance at https://www.aboutads.info or the Network Advertising Initiativeat https://optout.networkadvertising.org.

Google Analytics Opt-out

For Google AnalyticsAdvertising Features, you can opt-out through Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (forexample, the NAI's consumer opt-out listed above). Google also provides aGoogle Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web.

Third-Party Tools

Various third parties providebrowser plug-ins and apps that can help provide you information on and limit orblock third-party cookies, web beacons, and some Javascript-based technologies.AmateurRecipes cannot vouch for the efficacy of a particular third-partyproduct, but popular products that provide these privacy enhancementsinclude Ghostery and AdBlock Plus.

Both Google andFacebook provide tools to control use of advertising on their respectiveplatforms, including advertising on and with AmateurRecipes. More informationcan be found in your account settings on the respective platforms, including inGoogle’s Privacy Center and in Facebook’s Ad Settings.

Mobile and Third Party Device Opt-out

If you access AmateurRecipesthrough the Apps, you may also control interest-based advertising on an iOS orAndroid device by selecting the “Limit Ad Tracking” option in the privacysection of the Settings App on iOS or via advertising preferences on Android-baseddevices (usually in the Google Settings app). This will not prevent you fromseeing advertisements but will limit the use of device advertising identifiersto personalize ads based on your interests.

For third party IoTdevices such as voice activated assistants or smart TVs, consult with themanufacturer and/or service provider for the opt out mechanism for theirrespective devices and services.

6. Contact Us

If you have questionsabout the use of Cookie Technologies at AmateurRecipes, please see the“Contact” section of AmateurRecipes s Privacy Policy.