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Codecademy Cookie Policy

Last updated: 08 September 2020

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies that are used on our website (the “Codecademy Site” or “our Site”) operated and provided by Codecademy, Inc. 575 Broadway, 5th Floor New York City, NY 10012 (“we,” “us,” “our”).

For general information on how we process your personal data, please see our Privacy Policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web server and is then stored on your device you are using when visiting our Site. Cookies are used to make websites work, improve efficiency of websites, display ads on websites and to analyse the usage of websites. Cookies also deliver a better and more personalised service, for instance by storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognise you when you return to our Site.

Cookies used on our Site

We use different cookies on our Sites.

On one hand we use cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our Site or providing the service you have requested. These cookies are inter alia essential for enabling website navigation and providing access to features such as your user profile and other secure areas of our website. These cookies do not gather information about you that is used for analytics or marketing purposes. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.

On the other hand, we use cookies which are not strictly necessary for the operation of our Site or providing you with the service you have requested. Before we can utilize these types of cookies, we need to obtain your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) General Data Protection Regulation.

Please be aware that if you do not accept or deactivate cookies which are subject to consent (in particular if you deactivate “functional cookies”), specific functions/features of our website cannot be used. Therefore, your consent is required if you want to use certain functions on our website.

You can find more information about the categories of cookies via our cookie consent tool found here.

Withdrawal of your consent

You may withdraw your consent regarding the use of certain cookies here.

How to control and delete cookies

With the cookie consent management tool implemented on our Site, we offer you a convenient option for rejecting or approving individual cookies or groups of cookies used on our Site by clicking here.

You can also enable or disable cookies at any time by changing settings in your browser. To manage cookies, most browsers allow you to accept or reject all cookies or accept only certain types of cookies. Search for “cookies” under your web browser’s “Help menu” for more information on cookie management features available to you.

You can also find more detailed information about cookies on the All About Cookies and Your Online Choices websites.

Please be aware that if you choose to disable some or all cookies our Site may not function properly or certain features are not available. For example, you may need to sign in upon each visit of our Site, and/or be required to enter your contact details again when certain cookies are disabled.

Changes to the Cookie Policy

We may modify or update this Cookie Policy from time to time. Such amendments might be necessary due to the need to keep the Cookie Policy up to date or because of changes in the Codecademy business practice or in response to legislative changes.

If we change this Cookie Policy substantially, we will notify you accordingly. Where changes to this Cookie Policy will have a fundamental impact on the nature of the processing or otherwise have a substantial impact on you, we will give you sufficient advance notice by adding a prominent notice on our Site as required by applicable law so that you have the opportunity to exercise your rights.

How can you contact us?

For any questions or concerns relating to this Cookie Policy, please contact us by submitting a ticket through our Help Center.