Cookie Policy

Last modified: June 7, 2021

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be used on the website (our “website”) operated by or for LitCharts LLC (“LitCharts” or “we”) when you visit it.

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Cookie Policy on this page. The date that this Cookie Policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page.

If you have further questions, please contact us at the Contact Information listed in our Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on Our Website

Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. We only place cookies on your hard drive with your consent. You may withdraw or change your consent at any time by logging into your account and accessing your “Account” page. Our use of cookies is governed by our Privacy Policy. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, if you do not consent to our use of cookies or select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. You can find more information about cookies at All About Cookies and Your Online Choices (EU).

Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the LitCharts, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Third Party Cookies. Some content or applications on our Online Interfaces are served by third-parties, including content providers, application providers, analytics providers, advertising providers, and social media sites. With your consent, these third parties may use cookies (alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies) to collect information about you when you access our Online Interfaces. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Data or they may collect information, including Personal data, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. Our advertising partners may use cookies that provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about advertisement or other targeted content, you should content the responsible provider directly.

You can learn more about your choices and how we use Cookies and Web Beacons by visiting our Privacy Policy.

3. Specific Cookies Used on Our Website

Our website use 1st party cookies (set by LitCharts), 3rd party cookies (which are set by third parties), and other similar technologies. Below is a list of the different types of cookies that we use on our website, as of the effective date of this Privacy Policy.

Essential Cookies and Similar Technologies: Essential cookies and other similar technologies used by us enable you to navigate the Website and use its services and features. Without these essential cookies, the Website will not perform smoothly and we may not be able to provide the Website to you or provide you with certain services or features of our Website.

Cookie Name Description of Purpose Expires 1st or 3rd party?
Stripe Tracks user sessions for payment processing 12 months 3rd party
LitCharts sessions Stores information about a user’s current session (login) At end of current session 1st party

Preference Cookies and Similar Technologies: Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and allow us to remember language and other local settings and to customize our Website accordingly.

Cookie Name Description of Purpose Expires 1st or 3rd party?
HotJar (polls) Tracks users to prevent the same poll from appearing a second time after completion and that polling windows stay minimized as users navigate our Website when a poll is minimized. 12 months 3rd party

Analytics Cookies and Similar Technologies: Analytics cookies and other similar technologies used by us collect information about your use of the website and enable us to improve the way it works and operates. Specifically, analytics cookies provide us with information regarding what the most frequently visited pages on the Website are, help us record and debug any issues you may have with the Website, and show us how effective our advertising is. These analytics cookies do not allow us to see the usage of a single user but they do allow us to see overall patterns of usage on the Website. We do not examine this information for individually identifying information, but we do use this information to understand the traffic on our Website.

Cookie Name Description of Purpose Expires 1st or 3rd party?
Google Analytics Web traffic tracking. Privacy Policy and Partner Privacy Policy. 24 months 3rd party
AddThis Page analytics – stores the number of times a page has been shared on social networks. 13 months 3rd party
Mixpanel Stores information and data based on users’ interaction with our applications and our Website. 12 months 3rd party

Advertising Technologies: Advertising cookies collect information about your approximate geographic location and usage patterns to enable us to improve the third-party advertisements we show you. The information these technologies collect about your usage patterns may include your activities on our Online Interfaces and your interactions with advertisements, such as the web pages you visit, the links or advertisements you click, or the other actions you take while using our Online Interfaces.

We do not currently show any third-party advertising or serve advertising-related cookies.