Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

Lugelo uses cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels or local storage, to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience.

Here are some of the ways that the Lugelo services - including our various websites, email notifications, applications, buttons and widgets - use these technologies:

- to log you into Lugelo,

- save your preferences,

- personalize the content you see,

- protect against spam and abuse, and show you more relevant content.

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

1. What are cookies, pixels, and local storage?

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

A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many services do, we use pixels to learn whether you've interacted with certain web or email content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience on Lugelo.

Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with Lugelo.

2. Where are these technologies used?

Lugelo and third parties use these technologies on Lugelo's websites, applications, and services and on other websites, applications, and services that have integrated Lugelo's services, including third-party properties that incorporate Lugelo's advertising technology.

Third parties may also use these technologies, for example, when you click on links from Lugelo websites or applications, view or interact with third-party content from within our services, or visit third-party websites that incorporate Lugelo's advertising technology.

3. Why does Lugelo use these technologies?

Lugelo uses these technologies 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 Lugelo, and

- To protect your security.

To help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate the Lugelo Rules

For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to Lugelo and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through our services.

Preferences:

To remember information about your browser and your preferences

For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language or country that you are in. We can then provide you with Lugelo content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit Lugelo. We can also customize content based on your country, such as showing you what storybooks are trending near you, or to withhold certain content based on applicable local laws.

Analytics and research:

To help us improve and understand how people use our services, including Lugelo 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 optimize and improve your experience on Lugelo 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. We might also use cookies to count the number of users that have seen a particular storybook or timeline.

Personalized content:

To customize our services with more relevant content, like tailored stories and suggestions for people to follow

For example, local storage tells us which parts of your Lugelo timeline, shared stories and featured stories you have viewed already so that we can show you the appropriate new content. Cookies can help us make smarter and more relevant suggestions about which stories you might enjoy following based on your visits to websites that have integrated Lugelo buttons or widgets.