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Changes to Wikia's Privacy Policy

KyleH September 22, 2009 User blog:KyleH

Hi everyone,

Today we are making a small change to our privacy policy, and wanted to take a moment to explain the changes.

Wikia, along with several of the ad networks that Wikia uses, uses cookies that are left on your computer to:

  1. Track how many times you have seen a given ad: Many advertisers specify that they only want you to see a given ad one or two times per 24 hours. Sometimes Wikia sets similar restrictions to improve user experience as well.
  2. Provide better-targeted ads: Some advertisers collect anonymous data to provide you with ads that might be more relevant to your interests. For example, I recently did a search on Google for "toshiba battery", and now I'm seeing more Google ads on Wikia for

Neither Wikia nor any of its advertising networks transfer this information to third parties. This type of behavioral advertising has been live on Wikia for as long as it has had advertisements; however, we wanted to be more clear about it, and also provide a way for our users to opt-out of behavioral advertisements if they would like to.

As mentioned in the new version of our Privacy Policy, if you would like to opt-out of behavioral advertisements, you can request to do so here.

Thanks! --KyleH@fandom (talk) 22:21, September 22, 2009 (UTC)

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