Last updated: July 22, 2020

The New Stack and our sponsors, affiliates, and analytics providers use cookies and similar tracking technologies (beacons, tags, and scripts) to analyze trends, administer the site, and track users’ movements around our website (, the Site). We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

A “cookie” is a small text file downloaded onto and stored in an individual’s computer or mobile device when he or she visits a website. Cookies then send information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that same cookie. We use different types of cookies: 

Essential and Required Cookies.

These are cookies that are required to make our Site function properly and cannot be turned off in our systems. If you block these cookies, portions of our Site may not function properly.

Performance and Analytics Cookies.

Performance and analytic cookies allow us to count visits and sources of traffic on our Site so we can measure and improve performance and functionality. They help us know which pages of our Site are most and least popular, which areas of our Site are visited most, and how visitors move around the Site.

Targeted Advertising Cookies.

Advertising cookies may be set through our Site by our sponsors or third-party advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites.

Social Media Cookies.

These cookies allow you to share content and information on our Site using social media sharing buttons to your social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. This information may then be used by the social media network to deliver targeted advertising to you.

We use cookies for analytics, user experience, and session tracking, as well as ebook downloads and podcast streaming. If you wish to opt out of allowing certain cookies, you may do so by changing your browser settings so that cookies from our Site cannot be set. Please note that if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict cookies, or use a different computer or Internet browser, you will need to renew your cookie management choices. This technology is used to deliver a more relevant and convenient experience for Site readers, listeners, and visitors. You have the choice to refuse cookies by turning them off in your Internet browser. If you do, you may still use our Site, but some features or areas of it may be limited.

Cookies are among the technologies our third-party partners may use to gather information about your activities on the Site and other websites to provide advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to opt out of having this information used to serve you interest-based ads, click here (or if located in the European Union, click here). Please note that even if you opt out of interest-based advertising, you still will continue to receive generic ads.

The following table contains a list of the cookies we use on our platform.