Cookie Policy

No, not the cookies you eat.

Thank you for visiting Snopes platform (“Platform”). Snopes is committed to protecting your personal information and ensuring your experience with us is as safe and as enjoyable as possible. In this section, you’ll find information on how and why we use “cookies” to improve our service and your web experience. You’ll also find out how to manage the information that is collected.

What Are Cookies?

Most websites use cookies to improve your browsing experience. Cookies are small amounts of information in the form of text files sent by websites to your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit our website. They allow companies to do various things, including tailor the content you see, and ensure the security of your online experience. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

Cookie Types and Their Uses

Snopes uses cookies to save your preferences. This allows us to assist you in remembering what types of preferences and settings you have created within Snopes Platform. These cookies also allow us to understand how you use our Platform, we use these cookies in an attempt to optimize your user experience.

Snopes also uses cookies to remember your computer. In this way, the cookies help us remember last time you have visited our Platform and allow us to optimize your experience based on your previous visits.

Aside from assisting us in identifying you and remembering your preferences, we may use cookies to assist us in processing transactions. Cookies allow us to remember your orders and to assist us in ensuring that transactions are properly processed.

Third Party Cookies

You may have seen references on other websites to “first party cookies” and “third-party cookies.” Determining whether or not a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website sets the cookie on your device. First party cookies are set by, or on behalf of, the company whose website you visit. Cookies set by any other company are third-party cookies. For example, third-party cookies may be used by advertising companies to serve ads when you visit their website.

Currently, Snopes uses third-party cookies to understand your ad preferences.
Please be aware that third-party cookies may be employed on the Platform for the purposes of advertising. This helps our partners determine the types of ads you have seen and helps them serve you more relevant advertising.

What If I Don’t Want to Accept Cookies?

You can choose to restrict or block access to cookies set by Snopes or any other company. You can set your browser to notify you when a web server attempts to write or load a cookie to your computer. This gives you a chance to accept or reject the cookie. Please be aware that rejecting any cookies may render some portions of the Platform inaccessible or otherwise cause the improper functioning of portions of the Platform.

How Can I Control Cookies?

Web Browser Cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that you are alerted when any cookies are being placed on your computer. Additionally, you can reject all cookies or you may delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies you may do so via your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should be able to assist you in this matter. Alternatively, you may wish to visitwww.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information regarding the management of cookies on your browser. Aboutcookies.org contains both general information and specific information regarding cookies and their usage.

Last Modified: 24 May 2018