Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies; cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web/app developers to help users navigate their websites/apps efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/ enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites/apps.
Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular website/app. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website/app, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website's or app's server. Computer/Mobile Cookies are created not just by the website/app the user is browsing but also by other websites/apps that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.
Website servers set cookies to help authenticate the user if the user logs in to a secure area of the website/app. Login information is stored in a cookie so the user can enter and leave the website without having to re-enter the same authentication information over and over.
Session Cookies are also used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server's pages. By default, web/app pages really don't have any 'memory'. Cookies tell the server what pages to show the user so the user doesn't have to remember or start navigating the site/app all over again. Cookies act as a sort of “bookmark” within the site. Similarly, cookies can store ordering information needed to make shopping carts work instead of forcing the user to remember all the items the user put in the shopping cart.
Persistent or tracking Cookies are also employed to store user preferences. Many websites allow the user to customize how information is presented through site layouts or themes. These changes make the site easier to navigate and/or lets user leave a part of the user's “personality” at the site.
Technologies like cookies, pixel tags ("pixels"), device or other identifiers and local storage (collectively, “Cookies and similar technologies”) are used to deliver, secure, and understand products, services, and ads, on and off the Namastum Services.
We offer a range of services and products and features that involve the use of these technologies to reach you based on your activity on and off our Services. we also use these technologies in other ways, like for security purposes, to deliver and enable products and services, as well as to understand and measure products, services, boosting campaign and advertisements. Third parties that you interact with as you use the Namastum Services may also use these technologies for a variety of purposes.
Check back here from time to time to get the latest information about these technologies and how they are used.
Your browser or device may offer settings related to these technologies. For more information about whether these settings are available, what they do, and how they work, visit your browser or device's help material. We may not recognize or respond to browser or device signals around tracking, and some settings may interfere with your use of services / features we offer. Additionally, the settings offered by a browser or device often only apply to that particular browser or device.
Pixel tags (also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are small blocks of code on a webpage or app that allow them to do things like read and place cookies and transmit information to us or our partners. The resulting connection can include information such as a device’s IP address, the time a person viewed the pixel, an identifier associated with the browser or device and the type of browser being used. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or app to store and retrieve data on a person’s computer, mobile phone or other device.
We use these technologies for a variety of reasons, such as allowing us to show you content , boosting campaign and advertising that’s most relevant to you; improving our products and services; and helping to keep our Services secure.
These technologies tell us when you’re logged in, so we can show you the appropriate experience and features.
Cookies and similar technologies tell us when you are logged in to Namastum so we can show you relevant and social information when you visit other websites that use our social plug-ins. We also use this information to understand how you use our Platform and other apps and services.
Cookies are NOT viruses. Cookies use a plain text format. They are not compiled pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor are they self-executing. Accordingly, they cannot make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to execute and replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they fall outside the standard virus definition.
Most browsers have built in privacy settings that provide differing levels of cookie acceptance, expiration time, and disposal after a user has visited a particular site. Backing up your computer/mobile can give you the peace of mind that your files are safe.
These help keep Namastum Services safe and secure. They support or enable security features and help us detect activity that violates our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (RAR).
They help protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you. Cookies and similar technologies also let us know when several people have logged in from the same computer/mobile. With login approvals if someone logs into your account from a browser you’ve never used before, we may block them and ask for more information. They also help us implement login notifications, so you can be alerted when your account is accessed and disable any active sessions.
We also use these tools to make Namastum easier to use, like when you mistype one character of your username or password/ private key. If you’ve already logged into Namastum from the same browser, we’ll give you easier options to correct your typo since we know you’ve successfully logged into Namastum before.
Things like Cookies and similar technologies (such as information about your device or a pixel on a website) are used to understand and deliver ads, make them more relevant to you and analyze products and services and the use of those products and services.
These help us provide localized experiences. For example, we may store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so you will see the site in your preferred language.
We may obtain or receive information about your use of your device, our apps, or other apps. As on the web, we also may use these technologies to store an identifier or other information on your device. We describe how we use these technologies and the information we received through their use above. For example, if we learn that you’re already using an app, when you click on a link in News Feed from that app, we can send you directly to that app. If you don’t have the app, we would instead send you to an app store so you could download the app.
We use tools like cookies to help keep Namastum Services safe, secure and easy to use. Cookies support or enable security features. For example, with login approvals if someone logs into your account from a browser you’ve never used before, we may block them and ask for more information. They also help us implement login notifications, so you can be alerted when your account is accessed under suspicious circumstances and disable any active Namastum sessions.
We may place or use these technologies when you interact with our Services, our related companies, or with an advertiser or partner (whether or not you are logged in to the particular Service) using a browser or device that permits the placement or use of the relevant technology. For example, when you visit our site or use our app, we may place or read cookies or receive information from your devices. We may also place cookies through a pixel on an advertiser’s or partner’s site.
Web browsers send any cookies for a particular web domain (exa: Namastum.com, website or app) or app to the website or app each time a machine with those cookies accesses content served from that domain. This means that any Namastum.com cookies will be sent to Namastum when any page is accessed at Namastum.com by that machine. It also means that these cookies are sent to Namastum when someone accesses a third-party website/app or application that integrates or uses our Services, like one of our plug-ins.
Sometimes we work with websites, apps and their partners so that we can place or read Namastum cookies on your browsers or devices when you visit third-party services. This allows us to do things like read and reference cookies from more than one device or browser that you use, on and off of our Services, so we can provide you Namastum Services across all of your devices and improve and understand the products, ads and services we offer to you and others across the Internet.
We sometimes use service providers to help us provide certain products and services. For example, we use service providers to help you buy things using Namastum on your mobile phone. As part of those services, a provider may use a pixel to collect information about your phone so that, if you choose, it can help us conveniently bill you through your regular phone bill.
We or others (like your friends in their posts / views or the Pages or apps you visit or use) may integrate third party features like maps or videos to provide you with better services. The providers of those integrations may collect information when you view or use them, including information about you and your device or browser. They may do this using Cookies or similar technologies.
We work with advertising companies to help advertisers show people ads based on other websites or apps those people have visited, among other factors. This helps us show you more useful and relevant ads.
We also authorize certain companies that provide service to advertisers to measure the impact of the advertiser's ads on Namastum Services but only where they agree to restrictions on how they can use the info they collect.
We also set cookies if you don’t have a Namastum account, but have visited Namastum.com, to help us protect Namastum Services and the people who use it from malicious activity. For example, these cookies help us detect and prevent denial-of-service attacks and the mass creation of fake accounts.
If you have cookies on your browser or device, we read that cookie when you visit a site with a social plug-in.