Privacy policy

Please read and understand this privacy policy. By visiting this website you agree and consent to the practices described in this privacy policy.

This privacy policy only covers this website, operated by CoinDesk LLC. Websites linked to from this site are not covered by this policy. We encourage our users to be alert when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

CoinDesk may collect personal information from visitors to this site. This information is used only to respond to enquiries and to monitor site usage.

Where personal data is requested through forms (including registration forms for newsletters), such data is only used for the purpose stated on the form and will not be given or sold to any third parties.

By completing survey forms, your data may be used for data analysis and reports, and we may contact you about relevant events or with the results of the survey. Your personal information will not be published and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent.

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We use cookies to:

  • Keep track of advertisements
  • Stop you seeing the same ad over and over again
  • Show ads that are more relevant to you, using country and language preferences
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and interactions to offer better site experiences and tools in future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf
  • Enhance site performance and facilitate certain site features
  • Understand if you have already taken a required step to view certain types of content, such as submitting your email address to view a report.

Google advertising

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles.

These are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the Double-click DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the Double-click DART cookie by visiting Google’s ad and content network privacy policy. 

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration
  • Retargeting
  • Interest-based advertising

Control your interest-based ads

Anonymous user information is used in cookies from these platforms.

US Users

EU Users


It is possible to opt-out of interest-based Google ads via the Google Ad Settings page or the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.


Users on CoinDesk may sometimes be retargeted with advertising from the Criteo ad network based on their browsing behaviour. These advertisements, which are powered by cookies, should be more relevant to you than standard advertising. You can read more about Criteo and how to opt-out of these advertisements here, if you wish to.


CoinDesk also works with Taboola to serve content ads. Taboola uses user data to improve suggestions and provide a better experience for users as well as publishers. It is possible to opt-out of those cookies here. 


CoinDesk uses the Conversant display network to serve ads. It is possible to opt out here.

Affiliate links

CoinDesk contains links to other sites. Some of these may be affiliate marketing links encoded by third parties, such as Skimlinks. Such third parties do not collect any personally identifiable information from CoinDesk.

Bitcoin Tips

CoinDesk supports testing of open bitcoin tipping standards in its meta-tags. Feedback can be provided to those developing such tools.

Privacy Policy change log

Last Edited on 2015-03-20 - Updated details of bitcoin tipping tags.
Last Edited on 2015-02-02 - Updated details of online advertising services and how to opt-out of these.