Last revised on September 17, 2018
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Sam's Social features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Sam's Social and our sites generally, and even know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Sam's Social and help us serve relevant ads to you.
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier to return to Sam's Social without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Sam's Social when you return to the site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a web site or a browser session).
Adobe Flash is another technology that can provide cookie-equivalent functionality. Adobe Flash is capable of storing information on your device (in a file outside of your browser). Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Adobe Flash "cookies" (also called "locally stored objects," or "LSOs"). You can restrict or block Adobe Flash cookies/LSOs through the Adobe website. As with any cookie, if you do restrict flash cookies/LSOs, there may be some Sam's Social features you aren't able to use.
Cookies can be used to do lots of different things, like recognize you when you visit Sam's Social, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that's in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Sam's Social more secure and faster. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the Sam's Social site, and bring customized features to you through Sam's Social plugins such as our "Share" button.
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To learn more about our cookies, take a look at our cookie table in more detail. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time.
Cookies and ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers. Pixels help us understand and improve our service, show you ads on Sam's Social, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
If you are not a Sam's Social member, learn more about cookies and how to opt out.
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen you overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.