Zip.News Cookie Policy


At Zip.News, we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies. This cookie policy applies to any Zip.News product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.
Does Zip.News use cookies?
Yes. As described in our Section 1.3 of our Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses Zip.News has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Zip.News features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Zip.News and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Zip.News and help us serve relevant ads to you.
When does Zip.News place cookies?
Any browser visiting our sites will receive cookies from us.
What types of cookies does Zip.News use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Zip.News or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Zip.News when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Zip.News, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Zip.News faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the Zip.News sites.
Categories of Use	Description
Authentication	If you’re signed in to Zip.News, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Security	We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.
Preferences, features and services	Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on Zip.News more easily.
Advertising	We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off the Zip.News site. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. downloaded a white paper or made a purchase) on the advertiser’s site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off Zip.News, such as after you’ve visited a partner’s site or application.
Performance, Analytics and Research	Cookies help us learn how well our site perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access Zip.News from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.
What is Do Not Track (DNT)?
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, Zip.News does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Zip.News may also set third party cookies.
If you are logged in on Zip.News or another Service that references this Cookie Policy or browsing a third party partner site of Zip.News and one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage (such as your browsing behavior) and log data (such as your IP address), will be associated by us with your account as noted in Sections 1.2, and 1.3 of our Privacy Policy. We also use aggregate data from third parties and data from your profile and Zip.News activity.
If you are a Zip.News member but logged out of your account on a browser, Zip.News may still continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers.
Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:
•	provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
•	provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
•	help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
•	detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
•	improve our products
Controlling cookies
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Zip.News cookies. Please note that the Zip.News site will not work properly without cookies.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.
Other helpful resources
To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links may be helpful:
•	European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EU)
•	Internet Advertising Bureau (US)
•	Internet Advertising Bureau (EU)
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.
•	Google Chrome
•	Internet Explorer
•	Mozilla Firefox
•	Safari (Desktop)
•	Safari (Mobile)
•	Android Browser
•	Opera
•	Opera Mobile
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.