Third Parties

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The following third-party companies may use a variety of data points and tools, including IP address, applications (or ’widgets’), web beacons, SDKs, cookies and similar technologies when people use our brands, websites, apps, advertising services, products, services or technologies (’Services’) or see the ads provided by our advertising Services. These companies may collect information about other apps on your various devices, the websites you visit, location information and other information. In addition, Verizon Media may share demographic information about you with partners for Service improvements (for example, to develop new features), research and analysis, to provide personalised advertising, to help them provide you with more innovative experiences and content, and to help Verizon Media communicate with you about offers from Verizon Media and our marketing partners.

Verizon Media aims to deliver the most engaging user experience to meet the needs of our users. Please check back regularly for any updates to third party policies.

Analytics partners

Verizon Media works with companies that provide us with services to determine whether users who saw or clicked on an ad or content later bought the item displayed in the ad (or took some other action the advertiser wanted them to take).  To do this, these companies may collect information about the content or ads that users view, how long they spend on different pages, how they arrived on a particular page (e.g. through a search query, link from another page or a bookmark) and how they respond to the ads we show them. Verizon Media may also share portions of our log file data, including IP address, with these partners for analytics purposes. In the event that your IP address is shared, this information may be used to estimate general location and other technographics such as connection speed, whether you have visited an Verizon Media Service in a shared location and the type of device used to visit Verizon Media Services. These partners provide information about our advertising and what you see using Verizon Media Services to provide auditing, research and reporting for us and our advertisers.

The analytics providers with whom we work include, but are not limited to, the companies listed below.  Some of these companies provide users with choices about how they collect and use information. For more information, please review their privacy policies.

*Nielsen will share information about which ads you see with Facebook in an obscured form. If you are a logged-in Facebook user, Facebook will add your age and gender to your ad view details. Facebook will aggregate the combined information and share it with Nielsen for ad effectiveness reporting. To learn more about Nielsen privacy practices and to opt out of this sharing, click here.

Social buttons, applications and widgets

Verizon Media may implement an application or ’widget’ from a third party on some of our sites and apps that allow interaction or content sharing by Verizon Media users. These widgets are visible to you on the page you visit. The network providing the widget may offer controls for you to manage the widget’s appearance and functionality. Your interaction with a widget typically allows the third party to collect some information about you, including IP address, page header information and browser information. In some cases, the third party may recognise you through its widgets even when you do not interact with the widget but visit a web page or use an app with the widget. Verizon Media allows social buttons, applications and widgets from the following partners:

Social Buttons


Advertising technologies

Most advertisements you see on Verizon Media Services are served by Verizon Media. However, we also allow certain companies to serve advertisements and collect information within our Services. These companies include third-party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors, providers of advertisement content, research firms and other companies that help us provide more effective advertising.

These companies do things like help us deliver ads to people who are most likely to be interested in seeing them, keep track of the number of users who saw a particular ad or visited a particular page of one of our websites, analyse the effectiveness of our ads, and provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. As your browser, app or device communicates with the third party’s servers, these companies can collect information, including your IP address, page header information, browser or device information, just as if you had requested their web page or used their apps directly. For information on how you can control your privacy settings, visit the Verizon Media Privacy controls page. These companies may collect information to deliver you customised ads on both Verizon Media and non-Verizon Media websites, applications and services. In some situations, Verizon Media may interact with these companies outside of your browser or device, directly between our web servers.

The following third parties who operate within our Services offer information about their data collection practices and, in some cases, an opt-out, on their respective websites. Please visit each company’s privacy policy to better understand the controls available to you and your rights with respect to the personal information that these third parties access, collect and use about you.

Some of these companies participate in industry-developed programs designed to provide consumers with choices about whether to receive interest-based ads.  To learn more, please visit the websites of the regional self-regulatory bodies listed in Ad Serving, where additional third parties may also be listed.

Content providers

Verizon Media partners with various content providers, listed below, who give content to you on our Services. These content providers may be in the form of services such as providing you maps from one partner and news from a different partner. As your browser, app or device must request the content from the content provider’s servers, these providers can collect your information, including your IP address, page header information, browser information and other information just as if you had visited their website or used their app directly.

Video content providers

While Verizon Media strives to deliver engaging video content that is developed or hosted by Verizon Media, such as Community or Saturday Night Live, we also partner with some video content providers to deliver engaging video content. These providers can collect your information, including your IP address, page header information, browser information, flash player version, Internet speed and the portion of the video watched.

Games developers

Verizon Media Games hosts games made by sponsors and developers to bring you interesting and fun games. Some of these games may have additional terms and conditions and privacy policies associated with them. As your browser, app or device must request the content from the content provider’s servers, these providers can collect your information, including your IP address, page header information, browser information, flash player version and Internet speed. In addition, Games developers may record game scores, entered game name, user settings or other game play actions that may be governed by the additional terms of service for the game:

Search partners

The third-party partners listed below may provide search and search advertising results for Verizon Media. Search advertising includes paid search and/or contextual search results. More than one search partner may be used at the same time and may change based on factors such as type of online experience, type of device used and the country the search is performed from.

To learn more about each search partner’s data collection and use practices and what tools or controls are available to you, please visit each search partner’s privacy policy:

Other partnerships

Verizon Media partners with companies who may offer products or services to you based on the current page content or other criteria. These partners may be in the form of the ’Get the look’ bar on celebrity pictures or a sidebar with topical products. As your browser, app or device must request the content from the partner’s servers, these providers can collect your information, including your IP address, page header information and browser information:

For additional information on how Verizon Media treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy.