Cookies & Other Technologies
What they are
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
How they work
When you visit SHAPL, 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 SHAPL and in email communications help us identify how your device is being used to interact with SHAPL 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 SHAPL uses:
SHAPL uses authentication cookies and similar technologies to tell us when you’re logged in to SHAPL. This lets us show you personalized views related to your interests and connect you with projects you may already have backed.
Cookies also help keep SHAPL secure by enabling security features and allowing us to detect activity that might violate our rules and terms of service.
These cookies help protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you, alert you and us when your account is accessed, and provide capabilities that allow us to disable any active sessions you have (for example, when you log out or change your password).
Some cookies help us provide localized experiences — for example, by making sure you see SHAPL in your preferred language.
Site features and services
Performance cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how SHAPL is performing, so we can provide you with the best experience possible.
Analytics and research
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org, which includes useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different browsers. Blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Services. Since “Do Not Track” is not yet a precisely defined standard, we currently treat DNT:1 signals according to the same standards set out in our Privacy and Cookie Policies.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.