What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files (composed only of letters and numbers) that a web server places on your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage. When used, the cookie can help make our Platform more user-friendly, for example by remembering your language preferences and settings. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work in an efficient way. The use of cookies allows you to navigate between pages efficiently. Cookies remember your preferences, and make the interaction between you and the Platform smoother and more efficient. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the advertisements you see online are relevant to you and your interests.

Storing cookies

We store cookies when you visit or access our Platform (for example when you are visiting our Website or when you interact with the Embedded Items), or when you interact with content (whether User Content or Playbuzz Content) – these are called "first party cookies". In addition, cookies are stored by other third parties (for example our analytics service providers, business partners and advertisers) who run content on our Platform – these are called "third party cookies".
Both types of cookies may be stored either for the duration of your visit on our Platform or for repeat visits.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are five main types of cookies:

Cookie Type Purpose
Google Analytic Third party cookie Performance cookie
This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our Platform. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Platform. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Platform, where visitors have come to the Platform from and the pages they visited.
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Registration cookie First party cookie Strictly Necessary cookie
This cookie is used to save and authenticate data about Users who log in to our Platform
AdSense & DoubleClick Third party cookie Advertising cookie
These cookies are used to collect anonymous data used for conversion tracking and audience retargeting of advertising campaign.
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AppNexus Third party cookie Advertising cookie
This cookie is used to collect anonymous data used for conversion tracking and audience retargeting of advertising campaign.
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Facebook Third party cookie Social media cookie
Facebook store cookies which allow the Facebook "Like" social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook "Like" button on our Platform or log in to the Platform using your Facebook account.
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Twitter Third party cookie Social media cookie
These cookies allows you tweet about Playbuzz content
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Outbrain Third party cookie Advertising cookie
This cookie is used to collect anonymous data used for recommending relevant related content.
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Taboola Third party cookie Advertising cookie
This cookie is used to collect anonymous data used for recommending relevant related content.
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GetVero Third party cookie Functionality cookie
This cookie is used to save and authenticate data about Users and for the purpose of email validation
New Relic Third party cookie Strictly Necessary cookie
This cookie allows us to detect bugs and security issues.
Analytics Cookies First party cookies Performance cookie
These cookies are used to collect information regarding how the User interacts with the content on our Platform. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Platform and to offer personalized products and content. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
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Other cookies First and third party cookies Strictly necessary
Other unlisted cookies might be in use on internal sections of the Platform, in order to customize and simplify the user experience on the site by remembering choices you made and your log in credentials.

We have implemented Google’s Invisible reCAPTCHA technology on our site.  Use of the Invisible reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

How to manage your cookie settings

Please note that we do not recognize or respond to automated browser signals regarding Tracking Technologies, including "Do Not Track" requests. However, there are various ways in which you can manage and control your cookie settings. Please remember that, by deleting or blocking cookies, some of the features of the Platform may not work properly or as effectively.

  1. Turning off cookies via your web browser
    Most web browsers will provide you with some general information about cookies, enable you to see what cookies are stored on your device, allow you to delete them all or on an individual basis, and enable you to block or allow cookies for all websites or individually selected websites. You can also normally turn off third party cookies separately. Please note that the settings offered by a browser or device often only apply to that particular browser or device.

    Information about cookies is usually found in the "Help" section of the web browser. Below are some links to some commonly used web browsers:

  2. Turning off third party cookies
    You can turn off certain third party targeting/advertising cookies by visiting the following link:
    Network Advertising Initiative