Our Cookies Policy

In this Cookie Policy, we explain the cookies Hi.buddy uses, the purposes for which cookies are used and how you can manage your preferences regarding cookies.

What are ‘cookies’ and which ‘cookies’ does Hi.buddy use?

We collect information by placing cookies on your mobile phone and on your website. A cookie is a piece of text stored on your mobile phone by your web browser. It is basically a tool that stores information about website visits, recognizes you and your preferences each time you visit Hi.buddy, and provides site functionality that enables us to provide services requested by our members.

When you visit the public parts of Hi.buddy, cookies necessary for the operation of our application/site (referred to as “strictly necessary” cookies) are placed on your device or mobile phone. For example, a session ID cookie is placed on your device or mobile phone for a limited time after your visit. We also place persistent cookies (also known as local storage devices) on users’ devices to make Hi.buddy’s sign-in experience faster and easier. We may use persistent tracking cookies on your mobile device mainly for security protection purposes, such as to prevent phishers, scammers, and unauthorized login attempts. Strictly necessary cookies like these are always set, but you can choose whether to turn on other cookies (as detailed below) and change your cookie preferences at any time.

You can set your browser and mobile phone settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do, you may not be able to access the features offered by Hi.buddy. See below to manage your cookie settings.

Hi.buddy’s use of cookies and local storage devices falls into the following categories:

Cookies related to the performance of the Hi.buddy site, such as analytics that help us determine how our site is performing and provide a smooth and seamless experience for our members and visitors;

Cookies related to the functionality of the Hi.buddy site, such as remembering your preferences when logging in, verbally remembering your preferred language, chatting, adding photos and sending instant messages to Hi.buddy members;

Third-party cookies that link to other social networks and that you request through social plugins; and

Cookies are used to improve and target ads to you based on what is relevant to you, to improve reporting on any ad campaigns, and to avoid showing you ads you’ve seen before.

This list may be updated, therefore were commend checking it from time to time. We last updated the policy on 27 September 2021.