Cookie Policy

Effective: 26 September 2017

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 storage and identifiers associated with your device, may be used for similar purposes. In this policy, we say “cookies” to discuss all of these technologies.

Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use information from and about you when you use Snapchat and certain other Snap Inc. services. This policy explains more about how we use cookies, and your related choices.

How We Use Cookies

Like most providers of online services, Snap Inc. uses cookies for a number of reasons, such as protecting your Snapchat data and account, helping us see which features are most popular, counting visitors to a page, improving our users’ experience, keeping our services secure, and just generally providing you with a better, more intuitive and satisfying experience. The cookies we use generally fall into one of the following categories.

Category of Cookies Why we use these cookies
Preferences

We use these cookies to remember your settings and preferences.

For example, we may use these cookies to remember your language preferences.

Security

We use these cookies to help 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.

Performance

We use these cookies to collect information about how you interact with our services and to help us improve them.

For example, we may use these cookies to determine if you have interacted with a certain page.

Analytics

We use these cookies to help us improve our services.

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.

Advertising

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.

Your Choices

Your browser or device may allow you to block or otherwise limit the use of cookies. But cookies are an important part of how our services work, so removing, rejecting or limiting the use of them could affect the availability and functionality of our services.

Browser Cookies

Your browser may provide you with the option to refuse some or all 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.

Mobile Device Identifiers

Your mobile operating system may let you opt out of 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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us.