Cookie Statement 🍪 uses cookies to enhance performance and improve your user experience, to provide certain user functionality, as well as to distinguish you from other users when you use our website and other products and services.

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:

Functionality 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.

Analytics cookies

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:

TypeCookie NameWhat it's for

These cookies are necessary to provide you with our services, e.g. for:

  • signing in to
  • remembering previous actions such as text entered into a registration form when navigating back to a page in the same session
  • remembering security settings which restrict access to certain content e.g. owner access choices
  • recognizing you when you return to our website

These cookies are used for personalizing the user experience by e.g. storing information about your preferences and then customizing our Services accordingly.

Third parties

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.

Please read our partners' privacy policies (linked below) to ensure that you're comfortable with how they use cookies. We have also provided links to opt out of their services if you like and wherever applicable.

DoubleClick Overflow uses Google DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of its online marketing campaigns.
Facebook 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.
GetBeamer Cookies by are used to show user engagement surveys and enhance the product.
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.
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
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.
Mixpanel The Mixpanel service logs page views and page activity.
MyFonts Counter
Twitter 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. Cookies set by for its real time support chat system.