Below, you’ll find information about cookies, including a definition, a list of which cookies are used on, instructions on how to turn off all cookies or how to disable third party advertising cookies. You’ll also find more links to more reading on the topic. If you need further information or have questions, email

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that a web server places on your computer when you visit a web page. The file is just letters and numbers, it doesn’t run software code. When used by a website, the cookie can help make a webpage more user-friendly, for example by remembering your settings.

Cookies live in the memory of your web browser. Usually, a cookie contains:

  • The name of the server that created the cookie
  • A length of time the cookie will exist
  • A value (typically, a random string of numbers and characters)

Only the webpage that created the cookie can read it. Cookies can be used for a wide range of reasons. On, we use cookies to anonymously track site usage, keep track of sessions and settings, improve website performance and administer services to users and advertisers.

Types Of Cookies

We use five types of cookies on WonderfulBuzz, for a variety of purposes, as set out below.

Anonymous analytics cookies

We use these to analyze and measure the traffic to the site. Examples of analytics cookies include:

  • WonderfulBuzz cookie tracks anonymous usage for stats
  • Google Analytics cookie to track anonymous aggregate usage which allows us to improve the WonderfulBuzz site
  • Comscore cookie to track anonymous aggregate usage
  • Quantserve cookie for analytics which helps us understand our online audience

Registration cookies

These types of cookies let us see that you’re logged in, allowing you to comment, react to posts and click badges. Examples of registration cookies on WonderfulBuzz are:

  • WonderfulBuzz cookie keeps your session and settings if you are signed in
  • Facebook cookie as part of Facebook sign-in to WonderfulBuzz, and which remembers you when you re-visit WonderfulBuzz

Third-party cookies (not advertising-related)

These cookies allow us to integrate WonderfulBuzz with other services like Twitter or Facebook, conduct optional surveys, and help improve the performance of the site. Examples include:

  • Vizu cookie for occasional web studies conducted by WonderfulBuzz
  • Akamai cookie for our CDN (content delivery network) which helps us deliver WonderfulBuzz content quickly and efficiently
  • Twitter cookies for Twitter features on WonderfulBuzz pages, including allowing you tweet about WonderfulBuzz content
  • Facebook cookies for Facebook features on WonderfulBuzz pages, including allowing you to share and like WonderfulBuzz content on Facebook

Third-party Advertising cookies

These cookies help us deliver and track advertisements on WonderfulBuzz, including advertisements that are relevant to your interests. Examples of third-party advertising cookies include:

  • Doubleclick for Advertisers (DFA) cookie for tracking online advertising
  • Doubleclick cookie for tracking advertising
  • Atlas cookie for delivering and tracking advertising relevant to your interests
  • Mediamind (Eyeblaster) cookie for delivering and tracking advertising relevant to your interests

Turning Off Cookies

You can make your browser stop accepting some or all cookies. But it’s worth noting that with cookies disabled, many of the things you do online — for instance, clicking the LOL button on WonderfulBuzz — would no longer be possible.

All modern browsers let you control your cookie settings. Here’s a list:

To specifically turn off third party advertising cookies, you can visit these sites:

Useful Links And Further Reading

To find out more about cookies, how they work and what they do, visit the sites below:

For more information about privacy and internet advertising, visit this site set up by the IAB:

More information about privacy issues:

To contact WonderfulBuzz about cookies, please write

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