Privacy Policy

Who we are

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Your IP address: Each time you visit our Sites, we automatically collect the IP address used by your device. This information is obtained from your web browser as it interacts with our servers, and we maintain a record of these IP addresses in our user visit logs.

A unique ID assigned to your browser: When you revisit the same Site with the same web browser, we recognize you as the same visitor through a unique Browser ID. If you use a different device or browser, or if you access a different Site with the same browser, you will be identified as a different user with a distinct Browser ID.

Data collected via third-party cookies: On our Sites, we incorporate specific codes provided by partners, such as pixels or beacons. These codes allow them to place or recognize a cookie on your browser or another tracking device, including your mobile device’s ID. This tracking technology enables them to collect the IP address you use when visiting our Sites and information about your activities during your visit.

Additional Information when you install one of our applications: If you install a browser extension, it generates an installation ID linked to your Browser ID. Installing one of our mobile applications provides us with a unique identifier (“ID”) associated with your app store account ID (e.g., Google Play or Amazon Appstore).

Your activities on our Sites: Every action you take on our Sites, including your visits, search queries, clicked search results, the URL of the webpage you were on before visiting our Site, viewed pages, browser extensions or mobile app installations, comments (if applicable), and visit duration, is logged and associated with your Browser ID. A distinct Browser ID is assigned to your browser for each of our Sites.

If you use our mobile apps, some of your activities, such as installs, uninstalls, bookmarks, additions to the device’s home screen, and use of new tabs, may be linked to your unique app ID, which may include a Google Advertising ID or Amazon Advertising ID, respectively.

Other technical information: As you interact with the Sites, we gather information about your computer or mobile device, including device type, mobile device ID number, screen resolution, web browser details, operating system, or platform. Your browser preferences and settings, such as time zone and language, are also associated with your Browser ID.

Contact information submitted via our HelpDesk: When you complete a form to contact us through our HelpDesk, we retain your request and any additional information you provide. This information is kept in a separate database and is not combined with the other data we collect through our Sites.

Who has access: Our vendors receive your IP address and Browser ID to provide a range of services that support the functioning of our Sites, such as site hosting, data storage, content delivery, Site features (e.g., video and push notifications), Site content, security, privacy tools, and analytics (including Google Analytics). Our marketing agencies may also access your IP address when promoting our Sites on our behalf. Vendors may incidentally access your IP address for IT support, data backup and recovery services, and office software. Additionally, we share this data with our parent company, IAC.

Advertisers and digital advertising technology intermediaries that display interest-based advertisements on our Sites, advertising networks where we promote our Sites, and service providers that assist us in optimizing our advertising campaigns, including retargeting companies, may have access to your data. To learn more about opting out of tracking via cookies by these partners, please refer to REGIONAL SPECIFIC DISCLOSURES and YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES.

Advertisers and digital advertising technology intermediaries that place interest-based advertisements on our Sites, advertising networks where we promote our Sites, service providers that help us optimize our advertising campaigns (such as retargeting companies), and social media platforms may also have access to your information.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, the way your information is processed, or if you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) and would like to inquire about the transfer of your data outside the EEA, or if you wish to submit a request, please contact our Data Protection Officer here or via mail at: [Provide contact information].


Suggested text: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Suggested text: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Suggested text: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Suggested text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who do we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.