In real life, it’s a delicious baked good. You can find lots of delicious cookie recipes on Pinterest.
But in technology, a cookie is something completely different. When you go online, you use a program called a 'browser' (such as Apple’s Safari or Google’s Chrome). Most websites store a small amount of text in the browser, and that text is called a 'cookie'. Other technologies function similarly to collect data about your browsing activity. Find out more about other technologies in the
We use session cookies (that last until you close your browser) or persistent cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we use persistent cookies to store your language preferences or other settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit Pinterest.
Some of the cookies we use are associated with your Pinterest account (including information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not.
There are four categories of cookies we may use:
There are a few ways you can choose how cookies are used on Pinterest:
If you’re located in the EU or UK, you can adjust your cookie preferences at any time by visiting your
In the Personalisation section of
There are also online tools, such as the
Your browser probably gives you cookie choices. For example, most browsers let you block 'third-party cookies', which are cookies from sites other than the one you’re visiting. Those options vary from browser to browser, so check your browser settings for more info.
Some browsers also have a privacy setting called “Do Not Track”, which we support. This setting is another way for you to decide whether we use info from our partners and other services to customise Pinterest for you.
Finally, your mobile device has settings that allow you to control how ad partners can use information about your use of mobile applications to show ads to you. On Android devices, this setting is called 'Opt out of Ads Personalization'. On Apple devices, you can adjust your choice by selecting Privacy, then Tracking.
Effective date: 28 September 2019
Last updated: 1 July 2021