NetGalley’s Cookie Policy

NetGalley operates under a strict privacy policy. We are committed to being transparent about how we use cookies and the technologies that underpin their collection and usage.

What Are Cookies

This site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience.

This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, although this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of NetGalley’s functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. We recommend that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the NetGalley website and many other websites that you visit. For this reason, we recommend that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Essential - these are cookies that are required for the regular operation of the NetGalley website. For example, we use cookies when you are signed into NetGalley so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to sign in every single time you visit a new page. Essential cookies are removed when you sign out of your account or close your browser.
  • Functional – these are cookies that improve the experience of the site. For example, if you use the Remember Me checkbox, we use a cookie to remember that you are signed in even if you have closed your browser since your last visit. Functional cookies remain in your browser until they expire (after one year) or you manually delete them.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the section of our privacy policy about Google Analyics and the official Google Analytics page.
  • NetGalley provides Buy links to several retailer sites (Amazon, B&N, IndieBound, Kobo, Waterstones) allowing members to easily purchase a title if it is no longer available through NetGalley. Affiliate tracking cookies allow our affiliate partners to see if users have come to their sites through NetGalley.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. If you connect to a social media site (Twitter, Facebook, LindkedIn, or Goodreads) through NetGalley, these social media sites will set cookies through our site. These cookies may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. For more information on cookies set by social media sites, please see the section of our privacy policy about the use of social plugins.

More Information

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