Last updated: March 3, 2023
What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?
Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. They contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive when you make use of the OpenSync Site.
The different types of cookies include:
(i) session cookies which expire at the end of your session (e.g., when closing your browser) and enable Plume to track your activities during a particular session
(ii) persistent cookies which remain stored on your device between sessions for a predetermined period of time and enable Us, for example, to track your settings or activities on the OpenSync Site
(iii) first-party cookies which are set by Plume
(iv) third-party cookies are set by a provider other than Plume
Web beacons (also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs) are small graphic images that are used in connection with the provision of the OpenSync Site, and which typically work in conjunction with cookies to track the use of the OpenSync Site by users. For example, when Plume sends you emails, web beacons allow Plume to track if you open the email and the links you click, which helps us measure campaign performance and improve features.
Other tracking technologies
Other tracking technologies enable Plume to track user behavior, such as by local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other web application software methods, all of which store information in your browser or device. Additionally, other technologies that function without local storage in your device and instead make use of, inter alia, browser functions. In this context, a “fingerprint” of your system is created that serves as a unique identifier.
To learn more about Cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We may also use pixel tags, click-through URLs, and web beacons on the OpenSync Site. These are tiny graphic images placed on web pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure responses to our communications and improve our web pages.
What types of Cookies do we use?
We use session Cookies to keep you logged in while you use features of the OpenSync Site; these disappear after you close your browser. We also use persistent Cookies, which stay in your browser and allow us to recognize you when you return to the OpenSync Site.
We use the following Cookies on the OpenSync Site:
● Essential Cookies (Strictly Necessary). Essential cookies are required to enable basic website functionality.
● Personalization Cookies (Functional): These cookies remember choices you make to provide you with a customized experience and to remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
How can you block Cookies?
Most Internet browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you may be able to change the settings of your browser to stop accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you set your browser to reject Cookies, parts of the OpenSync site may not work for you. Additionally, some of our advertising partners are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance. If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you may be able to opt out of some network advertising programs by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Page (http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN) and the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/). Depending on your type of device browser or browser, it may not be possible to delete or disable all Cookies and similar technologies on your device. Your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on our collection of cookie information for analytic and internal purposes, as we do not respond to Do Not Track signals. To learn more about browser tracking signals and Do Not Track please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.org.
We may use your personal information for targeted advertising (also known as “sharing” under California law) but provide an opt-out option in our Cookie Consent Manager. You must exercise your “Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information” preferences from each browser you use and on each device that you use. Since your browser opt-out is designated by a cookie, if you clear or block cookies, your preferences will no longer be effective and you will need to enable them again via our Cookie Consent Manager. Beware that if you use ad blocking software, our cookie banner may not appear when you visit the OpenSync Site and you may have to use the link in the footer to access the tool.
If you delete all Cookies on your device, any opt-out Cookies that have already been set will also be deleted, so that you will have to declare again any opt-outs that have already been declared.
We welcome all requests, suggestions and questions concerning our use of your information. All such communication should be directed to [email protected]. You can also write to us at: Plume Design, Inc., 325 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301. 205