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Our use of cookies and similar technologies


Our use of cookies and similar technologies


Our services use cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels or local storage, to provide you with a better, faster and more secure experience. Here are some of the ways our services (which include our suite of websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, tools, and ads) use these technologies: to log you into Neargroups, save your preferences, customize the content you see, protect you from spam and abuse, and display ads that are most useful to you. Below, we explain how Neargroups, our partners, and other outside companies use these technologies, your privacy settings, and the other options available to you.

What are cookies, pixels and local storage?


Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer when you browse the Web. Like many other websites, Neargroups and the rest of our services use cookies to find out how people use our services and to help them work better.
br />A pixel is a small piece of code inserted into a web page or in an email notification. Like many other services, we use pixels to find out if you have interacted with certain web content or email content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience.
>Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with our services.

Main Cookies we use



Google Adsense: Provider of advertising on our website.
Google Analytics: Neargroups statistics provider, with Analytics we measure user behavior to make decisions according to general behavior and optimize Neargroups.
Facebook: We give users the possibility to register via the Facebook API and log in.

The information obtained through these cookies, referring to the user's equipment, may be combined with your personal data only if you are registered on this website.

You can deactivate the cookies in the browser settings for example:
Chrome, from http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
Explorer, from http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Firefox, from http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
Safari, from http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042

other third party tools, available online, that allow users to detect cookies on each website they visit and manage their deactivation (e.g. Ghostery: https://www.ghostery.com/about-ghostery/privacy-statements/, http://www.ghostery.com/faq).

Storage on your computer (browser)

These services may generate third-party cookies, which are also stored on your navigation device.

Why do our services use these technologies?


Our services use these technologies to deliver, measure and improve our services in a variety of ways. Generally, these uses fall into one of the following categories:

Authentication and security:

To login to Neargroups.
To protect your safety. So you can see limited distribution content. To help us detect and combat spam, abuse and other activities that violate the Neargroups Rules For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to Neargroups, and prevent other unauthorized people from accessing your account. They also allow us to show you appropriate content through our services.

Preferences:

To remember information about your browser and your preferences. For example, cookies help us remember the language you prefer or the country you are in. This way, we can provide you with Neargroups content in your preferred language without having to ask you every time you visit NearGroups. On Neargroups, we can also customize content for your country. We may show you topics that are trending near your location or retain certain content based on applicable local laws. Learn more about trends and content retained by country.

Statistics and research:

To help us improve and understand how people use our services. For example, cookies help us test different versions of our services to see what specific features or content users prefer. We may also optimize and enhance your Neargroups experience by using cookies to learn how you interact with our services, such as analyzing when and how often you use them and which links you click. We use Google Analytics to facilitate this process. We may also use cookies to count the number of users who viewed certain activities or posts.
The main cookie in relation to statistics is the Google Analytics.

Customized content:

To personalize our services with more relevant content, such as customized trends, stories, ads

Advertising:

To help us deliver ads, measure their results and make them more relevant to you, based on criteria such as your activity in Neargroups and your visits to our advertising partners' websites. For example, we use cookies and pixels to personalize ads and measure their results. Through the use of these technologies, we can display ads to you and measure their effectiveness based on your visits to our advertising partners' websites. This helps advertisers deliver high-quality ads and content that may be of more interest to you.
We mainly use Google Adsense.
In addition, we work with third-party advertising partners, such as Google, to promote our services and serve ads on behalf of our advertisers, including sending interest-based ads.

Customization on all devices:

By better understanding how devices relate, we can use information from one device to customize the Neargroups experience on another device. We may use this information (generally, IP addresses and the time the information was received) to determine whether an account complies with the Neargroups Rules