Cookie Policy

 
 

Weird Street recognizes the importance of privacy for users of Weird Street. As referred to in our privacy policy, we use cookies and related technologies, such as beacons, pixels, tags and local storage, to provide you with the services accessible through our website and our apps (together, "Weird Street" or our “Services”). We use these technologies to provide, protect and improve Weird Street, as well as to understand and measure how you use and interact with it.

This policy explains how we use cookies and related technology on Weird Street. By accessing or using Weird Street, you consent to our use of these technologies as described in this policy. Please do not use Weird Street if you are not comfortable with the ways in which we use cookies and related technologies.

 

What Is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing a unique identifier that is placed in the web browser of your computer or mobile device. Cookies and related technologies, such as tracking pixels, enable our systems to recognize your device and report information back to us. Such recognition helps the efficient operation of Weird Street, including our website and apps.


Does Weird Street Use Cookies?

Yes, like most websites and social networks, we use cookies in the course of providing you with our Services.


What Cookies Does Weird Street Use, and Why?


We use both session cookies and persistent cookies.

  • We use a session cookie to identify you during a particular visit to Weird Street. Session cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser or app after using Weird Street.

  • We use a persistent cookie to identify you over a long period of time. (For example, if you asked us to keep you signed in, we would use a persistent cookie for that purpose.) Persistent cookies remain on your device for the set period of time specified in the cookie.

We use cookies to operate and improve Weird Street, specifically:

  • To authenticate you and secure our Services: We use cookies to monitor login, session and status data. This allows us to know, for example, whether you are logged in.

  • To remember your settings and preferences: We use cookies to recognize your browser and remember your preferences. For example, we use cookies to remember your language preferences.

  • To carry out analytics and research: We use cookies to understand your use of Weird Street and how we can improve our offerings. For example, we use cookies to track whether you open emails we send you.

  • Third-Party Cookies:

    • Facebook: If you register or sign in using Facebook, a Facebook cookie is set to help track your log-in.

    • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, including Google Analytics cookies, to collect anonymous traffic data to help us analyze how members and visitors access and use Weird Street, and for other Analytics services relating to website activity and internet usage. (Learn about how Google uses data from Google Analytics here and here; You can also opt out from Google Analytics here.)

    • KissInsights: We use these cookies to help us with surveying our members. (To learn more about Kissmetrics’ or opt out, click here.)

    • Optimizely: We use Optimizely to help us optimize Weird Street’s look, feel and messaging based upon how you use it. (Read Optimizely’s Privacy Policy here.)

  • Third-Party Cookies From Content Shared By Businesses: Weird Street businesses may share content on Weird Street that originates from a third-party website or service, and that third-party website or service may set its own cookies when you interact with that content. For example, if a member posts a video from YouTube on Weird Street, YouTube may set a cookie when you click to watch the video.

 

What Other Related Technologies Does Weird Street Use, and Why?

  • Tracking Pixels: Our advertising partners may use tracking pixels or similar technology to measure the success of the sponsored posts or other advertising products they use. A “tracking pixel” (also sometimes called web beacon, or clear GIF) is a tiny piece of code, invisible to the user, placed on a webpage or in an email and used in combination with a cookie, to link a given activity or impression back to the user; the advertiser includes it in its content so it can measure whether our members interact with that content (for example, by clicking to view an offer). We may set our own tracking pixel on an advertiser’s website so we can measure whether our members found the advertiser’s content effective or interesting, by tracking whether the sponsored post prompted members to take advantage of the advertised offer. This information helps us assess whether sponsored posts and other advertising offers are relevant and interesting to our members and successful for the advertiser.

 

Opting Out

You may refuse or restrict the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, limiting or refusing cookies may affect your ability to use Weird Street. Please note that our systems are not configured to accept browsers’ Do Not Track signals, because no industry standard for handling them has been adopted. If you want to opt out of specific third-party cookies, please consult the third party’s website or privacy policy as well as the cookie settings on your browser.


Changes to This Policy

Our business changes constantly and our cookie policy will also change, so please review it frequently. We will notify you of any changes by posting the updated policy with its effective date. If the change is material, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in advance.
 


Questions

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us online at contact@weirdst.com

Weird Street, LLC
2409 E. 8th Street
Austin, TX 78702


Last updated: June 27, 2017. Effective date of update: