Last revised on May 18th, 2016
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables MedStartr features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to MedStartr and our sites generally, and even know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on MedStartr and help us serve relevant projects and ads to you.
What types of cookies does MedStartr use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier to return to MedStartr without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by MedStartr when you return to the site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a web site or a browser session).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to do lots of different things, like recognize you when you visit MedStartr, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that's in line with your preferences. Cookies also make your interactions with MedStartr more secure and faster. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the MedStartr site, and bring customized features to you.
|Categories of Use
||If you're signed in to MedStartr, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
|Preferences, features and services
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How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers. Pixels help us understand and improve our service, show you projects and ads on the site, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and web 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.
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 you 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
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org,www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.