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You have control over the optional cookies that we use. Learn more about cookies and how we use them, and review or change your choices at any time in our Cookies Policy.
About cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text that are used to store and receive identifiers on a web browser. We use cookies and similar technologies to offer Meta Products and understand information that we receive about users, such as their activity on other websites and apps.
If you don't have an account, we don't use cookies to personalise ads for you, and activity that we receive will only be used for the security and integrity of our Products.
Learn more about cookies and the similar technologies that we use in our Cookies Policy.
Why do we use cookies?
Cookies help us provide, protect and improve the Meta Products, such as by personalising content, tailoring and measuring ads, and providing a safer experience.
While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update the Meta Products, we use them for the following purposes:
  • Authentication to keep users logged in
  • To ensure security, site and product integrity
  • To provide advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement, if we show you ads
  • To provide site features and services
  • To understand our Products' performance
  • To enable analytics and research
  • On third-party websites and apps to help companies that incorporate Meta technologies to share information with us about activity on their apps and websites.
Learn more about cookies and how we use them in our Cookies Policy.
What are Meta Products?
Meta Products include the Facebook, Instagram and Messenger apps, and any other features, apps, technologies, software or services offered by Meta under our Privacy Policy.
You can learn more about Meta Products in our Privacy Policy.
Your cookie choices
You have control over optional cookies that we use:
  • Our cookies on other apps and websites owned by companies that use Meta technologies, such as the Like button and Meta pixel, can be used to personalise your ads, if we show you ads.
  • We use cookies from other companies to show you ads off Meta Products, and to provide features such as maps and video on Meta Products.
You can review or change your choices at any time in your cookies settings.
Cookies from other companies
We use cookies from other companies in order to show you ads off our Products, and provide features such as maps, payment services and video.
How we use these cookies
We use cookies from other companies on our Products:
  • To show you ads about our Products and features on other companies' apps and websites.
  • To provide features on our Products such as maps, payment services and video.
  • For analytics.
If you allow these cookies
  • Features that you use on Meta Products will not be affected.
  • We'll be able to better personalise ads for you off Meta Products, and measure their performance.
  • Other companies will receive information about you by using their cookies.
If you don't allow these cookies
  • Some features on our products may not work.
  • We won't use cookies from other companies to personalise ads for you off Meta products, or measure their performance.
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You can manage your ad experience by visiting the following settings.
Ad preferences
In your ad preferences, you can choose whether we show you ads and make choices about the information used to show you ads.
Ad settings
If we show you ads, we use data that advertisers and other partners provide us about your activity off Meta Company Products, including websites and apps, to show you better ads. You can control whether we use this data to show you ads in your ad settings.
More information about online advertising
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The advertising companies we work with generally use cookies and similar technologies as part of their services. To learn more about how advertisers generally use cookies and the choices they offer, you can review the following resources:
Controlling cookies with browser settings
Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. These controls vary by browser, and manufacturers may change both the settings they make available and how they work at any time. As of 5 October 2020, you may find additional information about the controls offered by popular browsers at the links below. Certain parts of Meta Products may not work properly if you have disabled browser cookies. Please be aware that these controls are distinct from the controls that Facebook offers.