Below, you'll find information about cookies, including a definition, a list of which cookies are used on BuzzFeed.com, instructions on how to turn off all cookies or how to disable third party advertising cookies. You'll also find more links to more reading on the topic. If you need further information or have questions, email email@example.com
Cookies are tiny text files that a web server places on your computer when you visit a web page. The file is just letters and numbers, it doesn't run software code. When used by a website, the cookie can help make a webpage more user-friendly, for example by remembering your settings.
Cookies live in the memory of your web browser. Usually, a cookie contains:
We use five types of cookies on BuzzFeed, for a variety of purposes, as set out below.
We use these to analyze and measure the traffic to the site. Examples of analytics cookies include:
These types of cookies let us see that you're logged in, allowing you to comment, react to posts and click badges. Examples of registration cookies on BuzzFeed are:
These cookies allow us to integrate BuzzFeed with other services like Twitter or Facebook, conduct optional surveys, and help improve the performance of the site. Examples include:
These cookies help us deliver and track advertisements on BuzzFeed, including advertisements that are relevant to your interests. Examples of third-party advertising cookies include:
You can make your browser stop accepting some or all cookies. But it's worth noting that with cookies disabled, many of the things you do online — for instance, clicking the LOL button on BuzzFeed — would no longer be possible.
All modern browsers let you control your cookie settings. Here's a list:
To specifically turn off third party advertising cookies, you can visit these sites:
To find out more about cookies, how they work and what they do, visit the sites below:
For more information about privacy and internet advertising, visit this site set up by the IAB:
More information about privacy issues:
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