BeSocial.com

Cookie Statement

Created: July 24, 2015

Last Updated: July 24, 2015

We collect information by placing cookies on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone when you visit a website. The cookies mean that the website will remember you and how you've used the website every time you come back.

When you visit the publicly available sections of BeSocial, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you're visiting. We also place persistent cookies (also known as local storage devices) on users' computers, so that BeSocial remembers them and makes their login experience faster and easier. We may use persistent tracking cookies on your mobile device, mainly for security protection purposes, including to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorized log in attempts, and to help you access your hacked account. We do not use any information while you are logged off.

You may set your browser and your mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do, you may not be able to access the features that BeSocial offers.

BeSocial uses cookies and local storage devices for many reasons, including to ensure the security of our website, to provide you with features you have requested, and to analyze how users and visitors use BeSocial.

We've put our cookies into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:

  • Strictly necessary—these are used to help make our website work efficiently
  • Performance—these are used to analyze the way our website works and how we can improve it
  • Functionality—these help to enhance your experience by doing things like remembering your preferences at log in
  • Targeting/Advertising—these are used to share some information with third parties who we advertise with, so we know how you've reached our website (don't work, you can opt out of these if you'd prefer)

BeSocial uses cookies and local shared devices so that we know who you are, what interests you, and so that you can do the things online that you want to do, including chat with new people and share your content knowing that your data will be secure. Below is a table to explain BeSocial's cookie functions and why they're used.

Cookie Functions Cookie Purposes
Analytics and research BeSocial uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the BeSocial website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from, and the pages they visited. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.
Authentication These cookies help us to identify our users so that when you're logged in, you can enjoy BeSocial's offerings, experiences, and various features, including uploading photographs, chatting, and can localize your experience, including when you've requested to view BeSocial's website in your local language or when you've asked BeSocial to "remember me." These cookies also help to remember who invited you to join BeSocial.
Security and website integrity

We use cookies and other devices to help keep BeSocial and our users safe and secure. These cookies do things like protect BeSocial users from spam and fraud by ensuring the safety of your personal data while you browse the website.

We may use persistent cookies, which will help us to make sure that we have identified the same device is logging into the correct account. These types of cookies also help with our antispam measures and may help us to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorized login attempts to your account, and accessing any hacked accounts.

Website features and services

These cookies and local storage devices provide the functionality that our BeSocial users enjoy, including uploading photographs, chats, instant messaging, your account settings, and your request to have BeSocial as your homepage or your search preference. We also use cookies to help provide experiences, like links to other social media sites, social plugins, and video content, including making it easier for you to share content between BeSocial and your other favorite social networks.

In some cases, the website feature you choose may allow a third party to place cookies or local storage devices on your computer. The third party who places cookies on your device is responsible for how they process their data and BeSocial recommends that you read their privacy policies. Third parties who place cookies on your device when you use BeSocial include:

Twitter, https://twitter.com/privacy;
Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#socialplugin; and
Google+, https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/?fg=1.

Performance We need to use certain cookies and local storage devices to make sure our users have the best possible experience, including assisting with your navigation of our website, making sure pages load up quickly, and responding faster to your requests for BeSocial services.

Our use of cookies and local share devices, including the specific cookie names, may change over time, but will generally fall into the above categories. Please visit this page regularly so that you are aware of any changes.

If you would like to know more about cookies, including flash cookies/local storage devices, the following websites provide useful information:

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