Last Updated – 23 October 2016

This cookie policy provides information about how and when Shwimmer uses cookies.

Does Shwimmer use cookies?

Shwimmer uses cookies and other technologies to give our users the best experience on our site. Cookies help us keep your account safe. By continuing to visit or use Shwimmer, you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Shwimmer features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Shwimmer and help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies enable you to easily share content and help us serve relevant ads to you.

When does Shwimmer place cookies?

We use cookies on our website and mobile applications. Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us.

What types of cookies does Shwimmer use?

We use persistent cookies and session cookies.

  • A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Shwimmer or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Shwimmer when you return.
  • Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Shwimmer, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience. Cookies also make your interactions faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising.

Categories of Use Description
Authentication If you’re signed in to Shwimmer, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Security We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our Terms and Conditions.
Preferences, features and services Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms more easily. They provide you with features, insights, and customized content in conjunction with our plugins. You can learn more about plugins in our Privacy Policy.
Advertising We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad on Shwimmer later visited and took an action. Our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads.
Performance, Analytics and Research Cookies help us learn how well our site and plugins perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services.

What is Do Not Track (DNT)?

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. No standard has been adopted to this date so Shwimmer does not use “do not track” signals.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

Unless you clear cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:

  • provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
  • provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
  • help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
  • detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
  • improve our products

We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers.

What third-party cookies does Shwimmer use?

Our cookie table lists some of the third party cookies on our sites. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time.

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. If you use Shwimmer without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies. Please note that Shwimmer may not work properly without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org