What are cookies?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
What are web beacons?
Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes also called clear gifs or pixel tags). Web beacons are usually a small image located on a webpage or email that you are viewing. The request your Internet-connected device makes to fetch the image from the server/computer it is stored on is recorded and provides us with information such as the IP address of the computer wanting to view the image, the time the image was viewed, and the type of browser viewing the image. This information is available to any website you visit. For example, we are able to use it to help us deliver cookies, count visits, prevent fraud and to tell if an email or advertisement has been opened and acted upon. In short, cookies work together with web beacons to accomplish the functions and purposes described herein.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how our website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies does Zoosk use?
|Strictly Necessary Cookies||These cookies are essential to make our website work. They enable you to move around our site and use its features. Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to be able to use the site such as accessing secure areas can’t be provided.|
|Analytics Cookies||These cookies collect information about how people are using our website, for example which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another and if they get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people’s use of the website on an anonymous basis. Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how our website is performing and how we can improve it.|
|Functionality Cookies||These cookies allow us to remember choices you make and tailor our website to provide enhanced features and content to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your username, language choice or country selection and they can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customize. In addition, they may be used to provide services you’ve asked for such as using our chat program.|
|Advertising Cookies||These cookies are used to deliver advertisements on our Service and applications and to deliver advertisements on other sites around the Web to users that have visited or used our website or services, or to deliver advertisements about our services that are more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure and report the results and effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations such as advertisers. This means after you have been to our website you may see advertisements about our services or other services elsewhere on the Internet.|
|Fraud Prevention Cookies||These cookie files, flash storage tokens, smart phone SDK applications, or other software on the end user’s device contain a unique identifier. Subsequently, in transactions between you and us, that identifier is accessed and checked through third party databases to determine if the device has been associated with suspected fraud or abuse reported by other online service providers in connection with prior transactions involving that device.|
How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing and until they expire or are deleted.
First and third party cookies
“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to Zoosk, while “third party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your browsing device when you visit our website or use our Service. Both first and third party cookies can be analytics, functionality, and advertising cookies. We do not respond to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.
Third parties setting cookies through our website provide a service to us or a function of our site or display ads on our site and applications, but we do not control how third party cookies are used.
How to manage cookies from this website
Our Cookies (first party cookies)
You may be able to use the browser that you are viewing this website with to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the website and other parts of the website may also not work properly.
You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings by referring to your browser’s technical information, or at third-party information sites like www.allaboutcookies.org. You may also be able to opt-out of some targeted advertising on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android).
Third Party Cookies