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Cookie Policy

Last updated: 11 January 2017

PORT uses cookies to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience. Here are some of the ways that the PORT services, including our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, and widgets, use these technologies to: log you into PORT, save your preferences, personalise the content you see, and protect against abuse.

Below we explain how PORT, our partners, and other third parties use these technologies, your privacy settings, and the other options you have.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer as you browse the web. Like many websites, PORT uses cookies to discover how people are using our services and to make them work better.

Why does PORT use cookies?

PORT uses cookies to deliver, measure, and improve our services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories:

Authentication and security:

  • To log you into PORT
  • To protect your privacy and security
  • To help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate the PORT Platform Rules

For example, cookies authenticate your access to PORT and prevent unauthorised parties from accessing your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through our services.

Analytics and research:

  • To help us improve and understand how people use our services, including PORT buttons and widgets

For example, cookies help us test different versions of our services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We might also optimise and improve your experience on PORT by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on. We may use Google Analytics to assist us with this. Learn more about the cookies you may encounter through our use of Google Analytics.

Where are cookies used?

PORT and third parties use these technologies on PORT’s websites, applications, and services and on other websites, applications, and services that have integrated PORT’s services, including third-party properties that incorporate PORT’s technology. This includes our partners’ websites and sites that use PORT buttons or widgets, like our Login with PORT buttons. Third parties may also use these technologies, for example, when you click on links from PORT websites or applications, view or interact with third-party content from within our services, or visit third-party websites that incorporate PORT’s technology.

What are my privacy options?

We are committed to offering you meaningful privacy choices. You have a number of options to control or limit how PORT, our partners, and other third parties use cookies:

You can modify your settings in most web browsers to accept or deny cookies, or to request your permission each time a site attempts to set a cookie. Although cookies are not required for some parts of our services, PORT may not work properly if you disable cookies entirely. For example, you cannot log into https://www.port.im if you've disabled all cookie use.

Thoughts or questions about this Cookie Policy? Please, let us know.