What is this Cookies Policy?
What are cookies?
Cookies are unique identifiers, usually made up of small bits of text or code. Cookies are usually stored on your device or in your web browser and they send certain information back to the party who served the cookie. When we say cookies, we are actually referring to a broader range of technologies than just cookies, including web beacons, clear gifs, pixels and other similar technologies. When we say first-party cookies we mean cookies that are served by Groupon. When we say third-party cookies we mean cookies that are served by non-Groupon parties.
How are cookies used?
Cookies are used in order to better understand how applications and websites work and to optimize online and mobile experiences. Cookies do this by allowing the party serving the cookie to analyze a website’s or mobile app’s performance, to remember user preferences, to recognize whether a computer or device (and probably its user) has visited a website previously, and to serve personalized advertisements. We may collect this information across browsers or devices, but the interest-based advertising cookie is not associated with and does not contain personal information.
What kinds of cookies are used on the Site?
Our Site primarily uses the following four types of cookies:
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for the operation of our Site. They make it possible for you to browse and use our Site. If you disable these cookies, the Site will not be able to function correctly.
2. Performance Cookies
These cookies gather information about how visitors use the Site and monitor Site performance. For example, performance cookies tell us which pages are popular, monitor traffic to our Site and compile anonymous analytic information. Third-party vendors may collect this information on Groupon’s behalf in order to perform data analytics services for Groupon. Performance cookies can also be used to identify and remedy operational problems with the Site.
3. Functionality Cookies
These cookies are used to recognize and remember your preferences. For example, functionality cookies may use information, such as your location, to make sure that you arrive at a version of our Site that is specific to your city or region.
4. Advertising Cookies
How else can I opt out of cookies?
You may be able to opt out of the placement of certain cookies by configuring your browser settings or opting out directly with the party that operates and controls the cookie. Please check your browser settings for more information.
Are there cookies in e-mails?
Our e-mails contain cookies that track whether you open our e-mails and whether you click any links within them. The cookies used in our e-mails to monitor these behaviors are unique to each e-mail and are not stored on your computer or mobile device.
What if I have questions?
If, after reading this Cookies Policy, you have any questions please contact the Groupon Privacy Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.