Brainly Cookies Policy

Last Updated: November 19, 2021

This Cookies Policy describes the cookies that Brainly (“Brainly”, “we”, “our” or “us”) uses when you visit our website. In the spirit of transparency, this Cookies Policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies and your choices with respect to our use of cookies.

This Cookies Policy is part of and incorporated into our Privacy Policy. Brainly will treat any identifying information collected through our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

What is a cookie?

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 cookies. These are sent to your device from a platform or domain managed by the entity that operates the website you visit.
  • Third-party cookies. These are sent to your device from a website operated by an entity that does not operate the website you visit.
  • 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.

    How do we use cookies?

    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:

  • Necessary cookies. These cookies allow you to use our Platform, e.g. authenticating; ensuring security, setting your privacy preferences. .
  • Functional cookies. These cookies allow "remembering" settings selected by the user and the user’s interface customization, e.g. the language or region, font size, the appearance of the website, etc.
  • Performance cookies. These cookies make it possible to gather information about the way the pages of our Platform are used; such as counting visits and traffic sources.
  • Advertising cookies. These cookies allow delivering advertising content to users that is more tailored to their interest.
  • Social media cookies. These cookies allow information to be shared through a social media sharing button or when you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site.
  • How do I manage my cookies?

    In many cases, you may control the setting for cookies at any time by changing the settings on your browser, phone and/or device. These settings can be changed in particular in such a way as to block the automatic handling of cookies in the settings of the web browser or to inform each time they are stored on the user’s end device. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or alert you when a cookie is dropped on your device. Also, you may clear or decline cookies at any time. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of adjusting cookies settings are available in the software (web browser) settings. For more information on cookies, go to the "Help" menu in your browser. Remember that restricting the use of cookies, particularly necessary or functional cookies, may affect some of the functionalities available on our Platform.

    Targeted Advertising. We may use cookies to assist in serving you targeted advertisements based on your online browsing history and your interests. We permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services to collect information about your use of our Platform over time and across devices so that they may play or display ads on our Platform, on other websites, apps or services you may use, and on other devices you may use. We and our third party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics and market research.

    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.

    How to contact us

    If you have questions about our use of cookies, please email us at [email protected].