Last updated October 1, 2020
We may use our own and third party cookies ( “Cookies”) in connection with your use of our Websites or Services. We also work with third parties to help better serve you, and may use our own and their pixels, web beacons, tags, scripts, local shared objects such as HTML5, advertising identifiers (including mobile identifiers such as Apple’s IDFA or Google’s Advertising ID), software development kits (SDKs) and similar technologies (“Other Web Technologies”) into our: (a) (i) websites, portals, applications (including mobile applications), channels, software, and widgets (including as embedded on sites owned by third parties), and (ii) social media pages and channels (collectively, the “Websites”); and (b) any services, features, media, functions, content, tools, and links contained in or offered via the Websites (collectively, the “Services”), including when they serve you content on our Websites. For example, when using our Websites or Services, you may encounter embedded content or you may be directed to other websites.
Cookies and Other Web Technologies collect and transmit information about you, such as your use of our Websites or Services; your browser type, search preferences, IP address; and the date and time of your use. Cookies and Other Web Technologies may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in e-mails we send to you, and on our Websites.
2. Types and Purposes of Cookies and Other Web Technologies
We use both session-based and persistent Cookies and Other Web Technologies. Session-based Cookies or Other Web Technologies exist only during one session and disappear from your device when you close your browser or turn off your device. Persistent Cookies or Other Web Technologies remain on your computer or device after you close your browser or turn off your computer.
The following table sets out the different categories of Cookies or Other Web Technologies that our Services use and why we use them. The lists of third-party providers of Other Web Technologies are intended merely as illustrative and should not be viewed as a comprehensive list.
|Type of Cookie or Other Web Technology||Purpose||Who Serves the Cookie (for example)|
|Operationally Necessary||We use these Cookies or Other Web Technologies for the proper operation of our Websites and Services. This includes technologies (i) that allow you to access our Services, (ii) that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity, and improve security, or (iii) that allow you to use our other ancillary functions such as shopping carts, saved searches, or similar features. If you prevent these Cookies or Other Web Technologies, we cannot guarantee that our Websites or Services will function.||Weedmaps
|Performance Related||Performance-related Cookies or Other Web Technologies collect information related to your use of our Websites or Services, such as web page analytics or error reports. We use these Cookies and Other Web Technologies to assess the performance of our Websites and Services, and to help us understand how people use them.||Weedmaps
|Functionality Related||Functionality-related Cookies or Other Web Technologies offer you enhanced functionality and personalization when accessing or using our Websites and Services. This may include technologies (i) that identify you when you sign into our Websites or Services, (ii) that keep track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed so that we may enhance the presentation of content on our Websites or Services, (iii) that determine if you have interacted with our messaging and notifications, or (iv) that improve upon or create new Website products or Services.||Weedmaps
|Advertising or Targeting Related||Marketing Cookies or Other Web Technologies help us to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Websites or on third-party sites. These Cookies and Other Web Technologies can help us understand your usage of our Websites and Services and other services in order to serve customized ads. Marketing Cookies or Other Web Technologies can also help us understand data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on. This helps us determine the usefulness of the advertisements and content that has been delivered to you.||Weedmaps
3. Managing Cookies
While you have choices about Cookies and Other Web Technologies, deleting, blocking, or disabling Cookies or Other Web Technologies can affect the functionality of our Websites and Services and may prevent you from accessing certain features.
You may be able to disable Cookies or Other Web Technologies through your browser settings. Please follow your browser’s instructions to determine what choices you have available to you through your browser. Please note that disabling a Cookie or Other Web Technology or category of Cookies or Other Web Technologies does not delete the Cookies or Other Web Technologies from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function. For more information, please visit: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Similarly, your device may provide you with choices about Cookies and Other Web Technologies via your device settings. For example, you can also restrict the collection and/or use of advertising IDs on your mobile device. For more information, please visit: https://www.networkadvertising.org/mobile-choice.
With respect to Cookies or Other Web Technologies used by third parties, we do not necessarily have access to or control over the Cookies or Other Web Technologies third parties use. Some third parties may permit you to opt out of their Cookies or Other Web Technologies directly. Please see the links provided in the table above for more information about the availability of any such opt-out option. Additionally, you may be able to opt out of some of such third party’s practices by visiting the following links: Network Advertising Initiative, Omniture, and Digital Advertising Alliance.
4. “Do Not Track” Requests
Weedmaps may track its users over time as they browse third-party sites in order to provide intelligent, customized advertising, and Weedmaps currently does not recognize Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals from web browsers, as the Internet industry is still working on DNT standards and solutions.
In addition, some third parties may collect your information when they serve you content on our Websites. This enables them to tailor what they present to you over time. Many web browsers allow you to set the DNT signal so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked. Please review your web browser’s internet options for more details.