Cookies and Similar Technologies on Foursquare
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages and in emails that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or app to store and retrieve data on a person's computer, mobile phone or other device.
What are cookies and similar technologies used for?
We and our agents use these technologies to do things like make Foursquare's Services easier or faster to use, enable features and store information about you (including on your device or in your browser cache) and your use of the Services; monitor and understand the use of our products and services; and to protect you, others and Foursquare. We and our agents use these technologies to deliver, understand and improve advertising to users of Foursquare's Services on behalf of Foursquare and others (such as for entities that have Foursquare's sponsored or promoted products) on the Foursquare's apps and websites and on other websites that you visit, based on your activity on the Services.
Attribution – We may work with advertisers or other partners to help them determine the effectiveness of an advertising campaign by providing them with pixels that they place on their websites or advertisements. We work with service providers such as Drawbridge, LiveRamp and AppNexus to help us match these pixels with a corresponding device ID, which is then matched against data we maintain.
Can cookies be turned off?
Most web browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. For more information about cookies and how to refuse them, click here. Also, Google has developed a web browser plugin to allow you to opt-out of Google Analytics' tracking software. For information about how to opt out of receiving behavioral advertisements outside of Foursquare's apps and websites from our advertising partners, click here or click here. Also you can opt out of receiving interest-based advertisements outside of Foursquare's apps and websites from Foursquare on your mobile device by using the DAA’s "AppChoices application" available click here. Also, certain versions of the iOS operating system permit you to "Limit Ad Tracking" in the system settings and certain versions of the Android operating system allow you to "Opt out of Interest-Based Ads" in the system settings. Additionally, you can opt-out of Foursquare serving behaviorally targeted ads outside of Foursquare's apps and websites in your account settings. At this time we do not honor Do Not Track ("DNT") signals. Please be aware that limiting the ability of websites to set cookies, however, may worsen your overall user experience, and in some cases the Services will not work properly without cookies, local storage and similar technologies.