This policy highlights our use of cookies and other technologies to understand, enhance, and protect Gadgetany. In case you find a capitalized word, it’s defined in our Terms of Use.

What are cookies

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device when you visit a website, and they collect data about your use of a service. Pixel tags (which are also called web beacons, clear GIFs, or pixels) are tiny pieces of code or itty bitty images inserted into websites and in emails that help us learn how you interact with our site and emails.

Why we use them

Gadgetany uses cookies and these other technologies to help identify you as a repeat visitor and amend the quality of our Services.

How they work

When you visit Gadgetany, our web server transfers a cookie to your device, which permits us to identify your device (but not the specific person using it). By linking the identification numbers in the cookies with other account info, for example, you log in to our Services, we get to know that the cookie info relates to your user account. Similarly, pixel tags on Gadgetany and in email interactions help us determine how your device is being used to interact with Gadgetany content. Some tags and cookies used by our Services are delivered by us, and some are sent by trusted partners who are providing services on our behalf.

Some examples of the types of cookies and other technologies Gadgetany uses:


Gadgetany uses authentication cookies and similar technologies to tell us when you are logged in to Gadgetany. It helps us show you personalized views related to your preferences and interests so that we may connect you with projects like those you may already have backed.


Cookies also help keep Gadgetany protected by facilitating security features and letting us track activity that might infringe our rules and Terms of Use.

These cookies help keep your account secure and avoid any possibility of accessing your account for any user other than you. Cookies alert you and us when your account gets accessed and provide capabilities that enable us to deactivate any active sessions you have (for instance, when you log out of your account or change your password).


In order to provide a great and localized experience, we use cookies — for example, by making sure you see Gadgetany in your preferred language.

Site features and services

Gadgetany uses cookies that provide functionality and help us deliver our products and services — for example, by storing your preferences or pre-furnishing your details, like the username field, when you log in. These cookies let us remember your username, password, shopping carts, and more.


Performance cookies help us build traffic between servers and understand how Gadgetany is performing, so we can provide you with the optimum experience. We may use third-party software development kits (SDK) in our mobile apps to gather data about the visitor’s activity in the app, the type of device and operating system it is running on, and how the app is performing. For example, if the app crashes, an SDK may send us a report, and it reports on which features of the app are used more than others.

Analytics and research

Cookies and other technologies also help us understand, enhance, and research features and content on the Gadgetany website. For example, we may use cookies to understand how you discover projects or determine what browsers or devices are accessing Gadgetany. You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

Social Media Platforms

Social media cookies and other technologies make interacting with social media platforms more seamless. These cookies connect a website to a third-party social media platform. For example, when you’re active on social media accounts while using our Services, these cookies enable you to share content with your social network or, in some cases, log in using your social media login credentials. These features are generally governed by the social media platform of the user and controlled by its separate privacy policies and the preferences the user sets with that service. Social media platforms use these cookies to track visitors’ online activities to provide them with the content of their choice or interest.


Cookies help us place targeted advertisements on social media sites based on your activity on Gadgetany, including the projects you’ve backed or creators you’ve followed on Gadgetany, and to trace the performance of those ads. This is sometimes referred to as online behavioral advertising. These marketing cookies are generally third-party cookies specially designed to gather information about visitors’ browsing activities and habits on the website. Our partners may use cookies to get information about your activities and communications with their services in certain cases. Those third-party cookies would be subject to the third-party service’s policies.

You can opt-out of online behavioral advertising. The Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising program enables consumers to opt out of having their online behavior recorded and used for advertising purposes. Click here to opt out of storing your online behavior for advertising purposes.

Certain choices you make are both browser- and device-specific.

You can control certain cookies

Your browser may enable you to control cookies. The way you control them depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to dismiss browser cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may stop you from using most of our Services. Please visit here to learn more about allowing, rejecting, or deleting cookies from your browser. To control flash cookies, which may be used on certain websites from time to time, you can visit here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled using your browser settings.

Our Do Not Track Policy

Some browsers include “do not track” features that let you tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block or disable cookies, certain features on our sites may stop functioning. If you reject or block cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.

Certain options you select are browser- and device-specific.