What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is stored locally within the web browser or file system on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are used by all websites, and have several different functions. We use the following types of cookies:
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our services. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and access Overflow information.
These cookies are important for our website to get statistics, estimate audience size, gain insight into the use of our website and to help improve the services we provide to our users.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Type||Cookie Name||What it's for|
|Functionality||These cookies are necessary to provide you with our services, e.g. for:|
We also work with third parties that provide services we use for promoting and maintaining our services. Some of these allow us to test and ensure that our services are performing well. Others measure the impact and performance of our advertising, or allow us to track referrals from our affiliates.
|DoubleClick||Overflow uses Google DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of its online marketing campaigns.|
|Facebook provides certain site functionality, help us to place advertising on Facebook, and help us to track the performance of advertisements that we place on Facebook.|
|Twitter provides certain site functionality, help us to place advertising on Twitter, and help us to track the performance of advertisements that we place on Twitter.|
|Google Tag Manager||Google Tag Manager is a tag management system that allows you to quickly and easily update marketing tags and code snippets on your website or mobile app|
|Google Analytics||From time to time Overflow services, including mobile apps, use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us.|
|Hotjar||Hotjar is a service that offers analytics and insights about website usage to help understand users' needs, identify problems to improve usability and provide a better experience.|