LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 1, 2021
1. What is a Cookie?
2. What Cookies Do We Use?
Bodybuilding.com’s Platforms use both first-party cookies (which are set by the websites and/or mobile apps being visited) and third-party cookies (which are set by a server located outside the domain of our websites and/or mobile apps).
3. Functional or Essential Cookies
(Example: login session cookies)
4. Experience or Preference Cookies
(Example: language setting cookies; RTP Cookies – customizing content)
These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences (e.g. username and language selection) and are used to enable certain additional functionality on our websites, such as storing your preferences. This functionality improves user experience and allows us to customize your site experience accordingly.
5. Social Media and Advertising Cookies
(Examples: Facebook/Google Plus using social media for behavioral advertising, analytics, advertising and market research; AdRoll, LiveRamp)
Social media cookies collect information about social media usage and allow you to connect to your social networks to share content from our website or mobile apps.
When using Bodybuilding.com services, we may share information collected from you, such as your hashed email address (which turns your email address into a 32-character hexadecimal string), IP address or information about your browser and/or operating system, with our identity partners, including LiveRamp, Inc. LiveRamp returns an online identification code that we may store for use in online, in-app, and/or cross-channel advertising and it may be shared with advertising companies to enable interest-based and targeted advertising. To opt out of LiveRamp’s use of this information, please click here:https://optout.liveramp.com/opt_out
6. Analytics Cookies
(Example of third party cookie: Optimizely/Google Analytics)
Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the Bodybuilding.com Platforms, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on our website or mobile apps, help us record any difficulties you have (e.g., mobile app crashes), and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Platforms, rather than the usage of a single person. We use the information to analyze Bodybuilding.com Platforms’ traffic to help create a better user experience. Analytics cookies may be classified as either functional, experience/preference, or social media/advertising cookies.
7. How Do I Manage Cookies?
If you'd like to remove or disable cookies via your browser, you certainly can. You'll want to refer to your browser's configuration documentation (usually the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar) to do this since the steps for doing so are usually browser-specific.
Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit theAdobe websiteand make changes at theGlobal Privacy Settings Panel.
Your mobile device may allow you to control cookies through its settings function. Refer to your device manufacturer’s instructions/settings panel for more information.
For customers located in the EEA, you may adjust your Cookie Settings at any time by taking the following actions:
- If you are accessing our site via a desktop browser, you can adjust your Cookie Settings by clicking the “Cookie Settings” link in the site footer below.
- If you are accessing our site via a mobile app, or using any of Bodybuilding.com’s various mobile applications, you may access and adjust your Cookie Settings in the “Settings” menu in the mobile application.
One important note is that if you do go this route, this might adversely impact your ability to use our services effectively. Enabling cookies ensures a smoother experience when you use our site or mobile apps.