Shroom s use of Cookies and Similar Technology

Shroom uses cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels or local storage, to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience. Here are some of the ways that the Shroom services—including our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, and ads—use these technologies: to log you into Shroom , save your preferences, personalize the content you see, protect against spam and abuse, and show you more relevant ads.

Below we explain how Shroom , our partners, and other third parties use these technologies, your privacy settings and the other options you have.


What are cookies, pixels, and local storage?

Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer as you browse the web. Like many websites, Shroom uses cookies to discover how people are using our services and to make them work better.

A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many services do, we use pixels to learn whether you`ve interacted with certain web or email content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience on Shroom .

Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with Shroom .


Why does Shroom use these technologies?

Shroom uses these technologies to deliver, measure, and improve our services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories.


Authentication and security:

  • To log you into Shroom .
  • To protect your security.
  • To help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate the Shroom Rules.

For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to Shroom and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through our services.



To remember information about your browser and your preferences.

For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language or country that you are in. We can then provide you with Shroom content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit Shroom . We can also customize content based on your country, such as showing you what topics are trending near you, or to withhold certain content based on applicable local laws.


Analytics and research:

To help us improve and understand how people use our services, including Shroom buttons and widgets, and Shroom promotions. For example, cookies help us test different versions of our services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We might also optimize and improve your experience on Shroom by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on. We may use Google Analytics to assist us with this. Learn more about the cookies you may encounter through our use of Google Analytics. We might also use cookies to count the number of users that have seen a particular embedded input. Learn more about the analytics cookies used by Shroom widgets.


Personalized content:

To customize our services with more relevant content, like tailored trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow.

For example, local storage tells us which parts of your Shroom input you have viewed already so that we can show you the appropriate new content. Cookies can help us make smarter and more relevant suggestions about who you might enjoy following based on your visits to websites that have integrated Shroom buttons or widgets. Learn more about tailored suggestions and your privacy controls, which include your Shroom account settings.



To help us deliver ads, measure their performance, and make them more relevant to you based on criteria like your activity on Shroom and visits to our ad partners' websites.

For example, Shroom uses cookies and pixels to tailor ads and measure their performance. Using these technologies, we can show you ads and evaluate their effectiveness based on your visits to our ad partners' websites. This helps advertisers provide high-quality ads and content that might be more interesting to you.

Our third-party advertising providers, including Google Analytics for Display Advertisers, also use these technologies for marketing our services on our behalf, including the delivery of interest-based ads and measurement of their performance.


Where are these technologies used?

Shroom uses these technologies on our own websites and services and on other websites that have integrated our services. This includes our advertising and platform partners` websites and sites that use Shroom buttons or widgets. Third parties may also use these technologies, for example, when you interact with their content from within our services, like when you click a link or stream media on Shroom from a third-party service, and to help with the delivery of ads shown on and off of Shroom .


What are my privacy options?

We are committed to offering you meaningful privacy choices. You have a number of options to control or limit how Shroom , our partners, and other third parties use cookies:

For using cookies: You can modify your settings in most web browsers to accept or deny all cookies, or to request your permission each time a site attempts to set a cookie. Although cookies are not required for some parts of our services, Shroom may not work properly if you disable cookies entirely. For example, you cannot log into Shroom .com if you've disabled all cookie use.


How to Control Cookies:

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. Instructions for blocking or deleting cookies in other browsers may be available in each browser's privacy or help documentation.

Certain features of Shroom services depend on cookies. Please be aware that if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use those features, and preferences that are dependent on cookies may be lost. If you choose to delete cookies, settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, may be deleted and may need to be recreated.


How to Contact Us:

If you have any questions about how Shroom uses Cookies, you can contact Shroom by using the Contact Us form or send a letter to the mailing address below. Please include your contact information, the name of the Shroom web site or service, and a detailed description of your request or Cookie concern.


Shroom , WWP Corporation
ATTN: Privacy
PO Box 48170
Spokane WA 99228


This Notice updates and supersedes previous versions. We may change this Notice at any time. The “LAST UPDATED” section at the bottom of this page lists when this Notice was last revised. Any changes to this Notice will become effective when we make the revised Notice available on or through the Sites.


LAST UPDATED: June 15, 2016