Stocktwits Cookie Policy

Last Revised: June 18, 2024

This Cookie Policy explains how Stocktwits, Inc., (“Stocktwits” “we”, “us”, or “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies in connection with our Service, including tools such as web beacons and tracking pixels. This Cookie Policy refers to all these technologies collectively as “cookies.”

You are free to set your browser or operating system settings to limit or decline cookies which are not necessary for the functioning of our websites, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on our websites or take full advantage of all of our offerings.

In certain circumstances, we collect personal information about you through these cookies which may include your IP address, information about the way you use our websites, your choice of Internet browser, the type of device you’re accessing our websites from and where you are in the world. Please read our Privacy Policy https://stocktwits.com/about/legal/privacy to understand our privacy practices regarding our collection and use of such personal information.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Cookie Policy, please contact us at privacy@stocktwits.com or as otherwise described in our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies and similar technologies?

  • Cookies are text files that websites store on a visitor’s device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser for the purpose of helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, enabling functionality, helping us understand activity and patterns.
  • Local storage technologies, like HTML5, provide cookie-equivalent functionality but can store larger amounts of data, including on your device outside of your browser in connection with specific applications.
  • Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, are used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked. We may use both persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them, while session cookies are deleted once you close your web browser. The cookies placed through your use of our website are either set by us (first-party cookies) or by a third party at our request (third-party cookies).

What types of cookies do we use?

We use the following categories of cookies:

Strictly Necessary/Essential Cookies. We use necessary cookies to help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like the ability to log-in and access to secure areas of the website. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but then some parts of the websites will not work.

Functionality. We use these cookies to enhance the functionality of the services.

Performance/Analytics. These cookies help us understand how you interact with our websites by providing information such as the pages visited, the time spent on the websites, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. The information these cookies collect are for the purposes of generating aggregated statistics and they help us improve the way our websites work. Where required by law, we will obtain your consent before placing Analytics Cookies on your device.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies: These cookies are used to deliver content that may be more relevant to you and your interests or based on criteria set by our third party advertising partners. They may be used to deliver targeted advertising, limit the number of times you see an advertisement, or help us measure the effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns. These cookies may also result in you seeing advertisements about us on other websites or apps that you visit. We may share this information with third parties, including advertisers. Where required by law, we will obtain your consent before placing advertising cookies on your device.

Email Interaction Technology: Our emails may contain web beacons to tell us whether they are opened and verify any clicks through to links within an email. We (and our marketing service provider on our behalf) use this information to help us understand how an email campaign performed, what types of emails and content our recipients find interesting, and what actions our recipients took, so we can improve our email campaigns in the future and make our emails more relevant to our recipients. If you do not wish the web beacon to be downloaded onto your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

How can you control the use of cookies?

Depending on where you access the services from, you may be presented with a cookie banner or other tool to provide permissions prior to cookies that re not strictly necessary being set. In this case, we only set these cookies with your consent. Please click the link below to manage your cookie preferences on our website.

Manage Preferences

You can also limit online tracking by:

  • Blocking cookies in your browser. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Use the following links to learn more about how to control cookies and online tracking through your browser:

  • Using privacy plug-ins or browsers. You can block our websites from setting cookies used for interest-based ads by using a browser with privacy features, like Brave, or installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, Ghostery, or uBlock Origin, and configuring them to block third party cookies/trackers.

  • Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to help us better understand how people engage with our services by collecting information and creating reports about how users use our services. For more information on Google Analytics, click here. For more information about Google’s privacy practices, click here. You can opt out of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  • Advertising industry opt-out tools. You can also use these opt-out options to limit use of your information for interest-based advertising by participating companies:

    • Please visit this link to opt-out of cookies from over 50+ major third party behavioral advertising providers: Digital Advertising Alliance for Websites
    • To opt-out of interest-based advertising please visit Network Advertising Initiative, where you may change your browser settings to no longer be shown ads that have been tailored to your interests.
    • When you use our website and enter your email address on our website (either to log in, or to sign up for a newsletter, or similar), we may share with LiveRamp and its group companies information that we collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, pseudonymous form), IP address, or information about your browser or operating system, with any of the following, acting as “joint controllers” (as applicable and defined in the GDPR). LiveRamp uses this information to create an online identification code that we may store in our first-party cookie for our use in online, in-app, and cross-channel advertising. This may be shared with advertising companies to enable interest-based and targeted advertising. LiveRamp uses this information to create an online identification code for the purpose of recognising you on your devices. This code does not contain any of your directly identifiable personal data and will not be used by LiveRamp to re-identify you. Detailed information on LiveRamp’s data processing activities is available in LiveRamp’s privacy policy https://liveramp.com/privacy/. You have the right to withdraw your consent or opt-out to the processing of your personal data at any time https://liveramp.com/opt_out/.

Note that because these opt out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.

Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers can be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.

Changes to our Cookie Policy

We keep our Cookies Policy under regular review, and we will include any updates on this page.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us by email at privacy@stocktwits.com.