Last Updated: September 29, 2020
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to "remember" you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a "session cookie") or for multiple repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie"). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as "first party cookies"), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website ("third party cookies"). Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as "web beacons" or "pixels." These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
|Category of cookies||Why we use these cookies|
|Strictly Necessary||These cookies are essential for our website to perform its basic functions. These include cookies required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.|
|Functionality||These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.|
|Analytics and Performance||Our analytics provider, Plausible, is privacy-focused and does not use tracking cookies. However, we collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.|
|Target Platform Cookies||When you use certain Target Platforms, such as YouTube and Facebook, they may set third party cookies, which are used to access your social media account from PolyStreamer. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies, except that such cookies are only added when you expressly add applicable Target Platforms via your PolyStreamer dashboard.|
Cookies required for the core functionality of the Service:
|psa||Used for user authentication, allowing users to sign into the Service.|
|__stripe_sid / __stripe_mid||For processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.|
Target Platform Cookies are only used when you connect the respective services to your PolyStreamer account:
|SSID, SIDCC, HSID, SAPISID, APISID, NID, SEARCH_SAMESITE, __Secure-3PSID, __Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSIDCC||Google / YouTube|
|G_AUTHUSER_H, G_ENABLED_IDPS||Enables Google Sign-on|
|wd, spin, _fbp, xs, c_user, locale, datr, sb||Facebook Sign-on and Live Streaming|
On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit tracking.
For example, you can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on, or from Hotjar by using the Do Not Track header.
PolyStreamer targets specific video delivery platforms, which we've defined in our Terms as "Target Platforms" (including YouTube and Facebook). By targetting one of these platforms, you are consenting to a link between your PolyStreamer account and your Target Platform account. This causes the Target Platform to set third party cookies on our domain (polystreamer.com), and these cookies are managed and controlled by the Target Platform. For details on these cookies, see the privacy or cookie policies of said Target Platform.
Note that PolyStreamer does not automatically enable any Target Platform (or their cookies) by default. You must specifically click and add the Target Platform in your PolyStreamer dashboard. You may, at any time, remove the Target Platform from your PolyStreamer dashboard, and / or use the Target Platform dashboard to remove PolyStreamer (typically in a section called "revoke app permissions").
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