Cookie files are computer data, especially text files, which are stored on your device and are needed to navigate on Brainly’s website or mobile app (together, our “Platform”) . Cookies generally contain the name of the “domain” (internet location) from which they come, the “lifetime” of the cookie (how long it stays on your device), and a value, including in some cases a unique alphanumeric value.
First-party and third-party cookies can be one of two basic types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files stored on your device until you log out, leave the website or turn off the software (the browser). Persistent cookies are stored on your device for as long as it is stated in the cookies’ parameters or until you remove them.
Our Platform automatically stores the information contained in cookie files. The processing of data contained in cookies (or other similar technologies) does not necessarily identify a particular user, but helps to determine the approximate geographic, statistical or demographic data in order to develop our Platform, understand the needs and current level of engagement of our users, personalize content, ensure our Platform’s technical functioning, prevent fraudulent use of our Platform, protect our Platform from cyber threats, and develop new capabilities and features.
The cookies we use may identify the computer or device that you use to visit a site and enable us (or our service providers) to, for example: (i) recognize your computer; (ii) store your preferences and settings; (iii) understand the web pages of the sites you have visited; (iv) enhance your user experience by delivering content and advertisements specific to your inferred interests; (v) perform searches and analytics; and (vi) assist with security administration functions. We do this by collecting several types of cookies:
To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at https://optout.networkadvertising.org/, and/or the DAA’s resources at https://optout.aboutads.info/. As described above, you may also be able to set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device. Please note that some advertising opt-outs may not be effective unless your browser is set to accept cookies. Furthermore, if you use a different device, change browsers or delete the opt-out cookies, you may need to perform the opt-out task again.
You may also be able to limit certain interest-based mobile advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android).
Google Analytics and Advertising. We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick advertising cookie) or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize and display ads based on your past visits to our Platform. You may control your advertising preferences or opt out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://adssettings.google.com, or by vising NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
Brainly uses the service provider LiveRamp to provide addressability across all browsers for personalized advertising. To opt out of the sharing of your personal information with LiveRamp, please click here.