A browser cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your device to help websites and mobile apps remember things about you. Other technologies, including web beacons, web storage, and identifiers associated with your device, may be used for similar purposes. In this policy, we say “cookies” to refer to all of these technologies.
You can see which cookies we use on our sites, for what purpose(s), and for how long on our Cookie Information Page.
|Category of cookies||Why we use these cookies|
|Essential||Also known as “necessary” cookies. We use these cookies to run our site and to identify and prevent security risks. |
For example, we may use these cookies to store your session information to prevent others from changing your password without your username and password or remember your cookie preferences.
On some of our sites, and in certain jurisdictions, we may also use certain session cookies to understand how you use our site during a single browsing session. These particular session cookies expire quickly — at most after 24 hours — and any data associated with them becomes anonymous at that time. Because they are essential, they may be active from the moment you access the website. However, if you wish, you can disable them — see the “Your Choices” section below.
|Preferences||We use these cookies to remember your settings and preferences, and to improve your experience on our site. |
For example, we may use these cookies to remember your language preferences.
|Performance & Analytics||We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience. |
For example, we can use these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with our users and which ones might need some tweaks.
|Marketing||We use these cookies to deliver advertisements, to make them more relevant and meaningful to consumers, and to track the efficiency of our advertising campaigns, both on our services and on other websites or mobile apps. Our third-party advertising partners may use these cookies to build a profile of your interests and deliver relevant advertising on other sites.|
Analytics and Advertising Services
Provided by Others
Additionally, some companies, including our affiliates, may use information collected on our services to prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity and to measure and optimize the performance of ads and deliver more relevant ads on behalf of us or other companies, including on third-party websites and apps. For more information about interest-based ads and the choices available to you, go here.
Provided by Us
You may be able to adjust your cookie settings on your browser or device in addition to the settings we make available to you on our sites. See below for more information on each of the options that may be available to you.
Your browser may provide you with the option to refuse some or all non-essential browser cookies. You may also be able to remove cookies from your browser. For more information about how to manage browser cookies, please follow the instructions provided by your browser.
Device Identifier Settings
Your device operating system may let you opt-out from having certain device identifiers used for interest-based advertising. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer; this information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device.
And of course, if your mobile device offers an uninstall process, you can always stop us from collecting information through the app by uninstalling the Snapchat app.
You can also customize which cookies may be set by adjusting your settings on our sites. See the cookie menu on our sites that will allow you to do so: