Cookie policy


What they are

Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer as you browse the web. Like many websites, Yawave 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 Yawave.

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 Yawave.


Why we use them

Yawave uses cookies and these other technologies to help recognize you as a repeat visitor, to improve the quality of our Services, and to make your browsing experience more meaningful.


How they work

When you visit Yawave, our web server sends a cookie to your device, which allows us to recognize your device (but not the specific person using it). By associating the identification numbers in the cookies with other account information when, for example, you log in to the Services, we know that the cookie information relates to your user account. Similarly, pixel tags on Yawave and in email communications help us identify how your device is being used to interact with Yawave materials. Some of the tags and cookies used by our Services are served by us, and some are served by trusted partners who are delivering services on our behalf (e.g. for web analysis or social media widgets).

Some examples of the types of cookies and other technologies Yawave uses:

  • Authentication: Yawave uses authentication cookies and similar technologies to tell us when you're logged in to Yawave. This lets us show you personalized views related to your interests and connect you with Social Waves you may already have interacted with.
  • Security: Cookies also help keep Yawave secure by enabling security features and allowing us to detect activity that might violate our rules and terms of service. These cookies help protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you, alert you and us when your account is accessed, and provide capabilities that allow us to disable any active sessions you have (for example, when you log out or change your password).
  • Localization: Some cookies help us provide localized experiences — for example, by making sure you see Yawave in your preferred language.
  • Site features and services: Yawave uses cookies that provide functionality and help us deliver our products and services — for instance, by storing your preferences or by pre-filling the username field when you log in.
  • Performance: Performance cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how Yawave is performing, so we can provide you with the best experience possible.
  • Analytics and research: Cookies and other technologies also help us to understand, improve, and research features and content on the Yawave site. For example, we may use cookies to understand how you are discovering Social Waves or to determine which types of browsers or devices are accessing Yawave.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. Blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Services.


If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.

Effective: December 1, 2016