Cookies are small text files sent by your computer or device each time you visit our website. They are stored in your browser’s cache or mobile device and allow a website or a third party to recognize your browser. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. For example, pixels are small images on a web page or in an email that use unique identifiers to collect information about your browsing activity. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies.”
Some of the cookies we use are associated with a User’s account (including information about you, such as the email address you gave us) and other cookies are not. We use three different types of cookies:
- “Session cookies” are specific to a particular visit you make to our Services. They preserve certain information as you browse different pages, so you don’t have to re-enter information on every new page. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically, generally after you navigate away from our Services or when you close your web browser.
- “Persistent cookies” preserve certain information about your preferences for viewing our Services and allow us to recognize you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them or they expire.
- “Third party cookies” are a type of persistent cookie and are placed by someone other than us. These cookies may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are stored until you delete them, or until they expire after the time period set in that third-party cookie. To learn more about our use of third-party cookies and a list of them, see here.
For example, we use third-party analytics providers, such as Google and Segment Analytics, as service providers. These analytics require cookies that collect information: how often users visit our websites, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to our websites. We use this information to learn how our Services are being used so we can make them more useful.
- Account Preferences. We use some technologies to remember a User’s account and preferences over time to make it easier for you to access the Services and get the experiences and features you want. For example, we save the Feed you last used when you were on our Services, so that it’s pre-populated the next time you visit.
- Analytics. Cookies and similar technologies help us analyze how Users and Visitors are accessing and using the Services, and let us track how the Services perform. This gives us the information we need to improve your experience on our Services.
- Advertising for our Services as described below.
Meta does not sell or serve third-party ads, so our cookies are not used for the purpose of delivering ads related to the products and services of others on Meta.
- You can opt-out of analytics from in your Account Preferences.
- You can learn more about our use of other cookies, including how to opt out, here.
- You can usually clear or decline cookies in your browser settings, although most browsers and devices accept cookies by default. Note that if you disable cookies, some of the features of our Services may not function properly.