Effective date: 10/10/2021
What are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?
A “Cookie” is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our Services. The “Other Tracking Technologies” discussed below work similarly to Cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our Services. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies allow our Services to recognize your device from those of other users of the Services. We may use your Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies to see which web pages you visit at on websites, which website you visited before coming to our website, and where you go after you leave our website. We can then develop statistics that help us understand how our visitors use our websites and how to improve them. The information provided below about Cookies also applies to these Other Tracking Technologies. You can find more information at www.allaboutCookies.org.
To administer our Services and for analytical purposes, MealMe also has contracted with third party service providers, such as Google, to track and analyze statistical usage and volume information from our Service users. The information collected is used for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, and content optimization. These third-party service providers use persistent Cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage our Service content, and analyze how users navigate and utilize the Services. Although Google logs the information coming from the Services on our behalf, we control how the data may and may not be used. You can opt-out of this website analysis tool by clicking: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
First and Third-Party Cookies
“First party Cookies” are Cookies that belong to MealMe and that MealMe places on your device. “Third party Cookies” are Cookies that another party places on your device through our Site. MealMe may contract with third party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users.
For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies as indicated below.
Types of Cookies
Depending on the Service, we use the following types of Cookies:
Session Cookies. Session Cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session Cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.
The data collected by the Services and/or through Cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes mentioned above.
Our Cookies are used for the following purposes:
Strictly Necessary/ Technical
These Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Services so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Service content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Services.
These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how the Services are used and how they are performing. For example, these Cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors arrive. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Services, these Cookies may be correlated to you. These Cookies include, for example, Google Analytics Cookies.
These Cookies let us operate the Services in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to "remember" you in-between visits. For example, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the Services, e.g., by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.
Third Party Advertising
If you do not want Cookies to be placed on your device, you can adjust the settings of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser “help” section or see www.allaboutCookies.org. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our Services. If you block strictly necessary Cookies, we disclaim, and you hereby waive, any claim or liability that may arise due to your partial or incomplete access to the content of any of the Services as a result thereof.
If you want to remove previously stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Services from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
For more information on the development of user profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States.
How do we use Other Tracking Technologies in our communications?
MealMe may collect information about whether you open or click any links in electronic communications, such as e-mail, that we send to you through web beacons.
A web beacon is a graphic image, which is placed on a website or in an email that alone or in conjunction with Cookies compile information about your usage of or your interaction with a MealMe website or email. For example, we may add web beacons to the marketing communications that we send to you to determine whether you have opened our email or clicked a link. The analysis gathered helps us improve the effectiveness of content and format of our Services and email communications.
How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of Web Beacons?
You may avoid web beacons by configuring your email reader program to disable the functionality that enables remote images to load and by refraining from clicking on any links in email messages.