What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used.
We may use web beacons, tags, flash cookies, HTML5, and scripts on the website or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis.
How can I disable cookies?
Click here to learn more about the “Private Browsing” setting and managing cookie settings in Firefox;
Click here to learn more about “Incognito” and managing cookie settings in Chrome;
Click here to learn more about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer; or
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If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third-party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt-out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.
Many jurisdictions require or recommend that website operators inform users/visitors as to the nature of cookies they utilize and, in certain circumstances, obtain the consent of their users to the placement of certain cookies.
How can I opt-out of interest-based advertising?
To opt-out of interest-based advertising by third parties, please visit:
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)’s self-regulatory opt-out page ( and mobile application-based “AppChoices” download page ( if you are located in the United States.
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA)’s consumer opt-out page () if you are located in Europe.
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)’s self-regulatory opt-out page ( if you are located in the United States.
In the mobile environment, most mobile operating systems offer device-based opt-out choices that are transmitted to companies providing interest-based advertising. To set an opt-out preference for a mobile device identifier (such as Apple’s IDFA or Android’s GAID), visit the device manufacturer’s current choice instructions pages, or read more about sending signals to limit ad tracking for your operating system here:
Please note that these settings must be performed on each device (including each web browser on each device) for which you wish to opt-out, and if you clear your cookies or if you use a different browser or device, you will need to renew your opt-out preferences.
We may use any of the following categories of cookies on the website as detailed below.
Each cookie falls within one of the four following categories:
Essential Cookies: Essential cookies (First Party Cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary” as without them we cannot provide many services that you need on the website. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you move around the website.
Analytics Cookies: These cookies track information about visits to our website so that we can make improvements and report our performance. For example: analyze visitor and user behavior so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. They collect information about how visitors use the website, which site the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the website. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them.
Functionality or Preference Cookies: During your visit to the website, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the website. They also store your preferences when personalizing the website to optimize your use of MindMate, for example, your preferred language. These preferences are remembered, through the use of persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the website you will not have to set them again.
Targeting or advertising cookies: These Cookies are placed by third-party advertising platforms or networks in order to deliver ads and track ad performance, enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities (this is sometimes called “behavioral” “tracking” or “targeted” advertising) on the website. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on the website and other websites. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited the Websites.
Cookies subject to change
The content of this Policy is for your general information and use only. These cookies are subject to change without notice. You acknowledge that this information may contain inaccuracies or errors and is subject to change and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Cookies used in our service
Updating this policy
If there are any material changes to this Policy, you will be notified by the posting of a prominent notice on our website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on the Policy. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to this Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Policy, is to discontinue use of and access to the website.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy or about MindMate’s privacy practices, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.