Cookies and Similar Technologies on Foursquare

Last Updated: January 17, 2022

This Cookie Policy should be read in connection with our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

About Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other devices. They are generally used to remember you and your preferences, for one visit (through a “session cookie”) or multiple visits (using a “persistent cookie”). The cookies that we set are known as “first-party cookies.” Cookies set by third parties, such as companies who serve content, provide advertising or perform analytics are known as “third party cookies.” You can learn more about cookies at All About Cookies.

Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as web beacons or pixels. Web beacons and pixels are small blocks of code on web pages and in emails that enable us to perform analytics, and are often used in connection with cookies. However, web beacons and pixels are not stored in the same ways as cookies. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

How We Use Cookies & Similar Technologies

Foursquare uses cookies and similar technologies for the following reasons:

Can Cookies Be Turned Off?

Most web browsers have an option to customize your cookie settings. For example, you can adjust your permission settings to block all cookies, or only third party cookies. Please be aware that limiting the ability of websites to set cookies may worsen your overall user experience, and in some cases the services will not work properly without cookies, local storage and similar technologies.

Some web browsers incorporate “Do Not Track” features. Currently, no industry standard exists for handling “Do Not Track” requests, therefore at this time, we do not honor “Do Not Track” browser signals.

Limited Interest-Based Advertising

To opt out of seeing interest-based ads from us or our third party advertising partners on various platforms, please follow these instructions:

Desktop or Mobile Web Browser (US only). You may opt out of seeing interest-based ads from us or our third party advertising partners on your desktop browser and/or mobile web browser by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) AdChoices or by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Choices.
Connected TVs (US only). You may also opt out of seeing interest-based ads on TV streaming devices and connected TVs by visiting the NAI’s Internet Connected TV Choices.
Mobile Apps (US only). You may opt out of seeing mobile app interest-based ads and ad delivery/reporting by downloading the DAA’s AppChoices mobile application, which is available here:

When you opt out on a particular device, we will stop using and transferring data from that device for purposes of interest-based advertising on, and ad delivery/reporting to, other linked devices. Additionally, we will also stop using data coming from other linked devices for interest-based advertising on, and ad delivery/reporting to, the device from which the choice was exercised. If you use more than one device, you should opt out on each device. Certain versions of your device’s operating system permit you to opt out of interest-based advertising. Please visit your device settings to limit such tracking.

Please note that you will still see ads when you opt out of interest-based ads, but they will no longer be based on your interests or behavior. In addition, we may also continue to collect, use and transfer browser data for purposes other than interest-based advertising and ad delivery/reporting, as described in our Privacy Policies.

Google has also developed a web browser plugin to allow you to opt-out of Google Analytics’ tracking software. Visit Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on (by Google) to download.