Last updated: June 28, 2021

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: 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

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.