Cookie Policy

Published 10 August 2020

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Most websites use cookies in one form or another. There are two types of cookies: session cookies, which remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website; and persistent cookies, which remain in your browser for a set period of time after the browser session (unless deleted by you).

Does Oyster use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website, provide you with a delightful and secure experience when you browse our website, and generally make sure the site is running well. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. Our website requires the use of these cookies to properly operate or provide necessary functions relating to the services you request. They include, for example, cookies enabling you to securely log into our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us and our third-party service providers to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us improve how our website works by, for example, ensuring that users can easily find what they need on our website and understanding what content is most utilized. These cookies generate aggregate reports that are not associated with an individualized user.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies enable helpful but non-essential website functions that improve your website experience. By recognizing you when you return to our website, they may, for example, allow us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, or remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Advertising, tracking or targeting cookies. These cookies enable different advertising related functions. They may allow us to record information about your visit to our website, such as pages visited, links followed, and videos viewed so we can make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. These cookies are intended for Oyster promotions. We do not sell your data to any third parties.
  • Third-party cookies. Our website may contain helpful but non-essential features or plug-ins enabling third party services that use cookies, such as social network connectors, maps, advertising networks, or web traffic analysis services. These cookies may enable visitor identification across websites and over time. We do not control the third party’s use of those cookies, their duration, or their ability to share information with other third parties. Please review each party’s cookie disclosure before consenting to this use category.

Our Privacy Policy describes our practices for any personal data that our first-party cookies collect, store, or use, including our legal basis for processing personal data. Except for strictly necessary cookies, all first-party cookies set by this site will expire no later than two weeks after your last website visit. Third-party cookie expiration periods are set by their respective owners.

Please see our Cookie Table for a list of the individual first-party and third-party cookies potentially used on this site and their specific purposes.

Cross-border data transfers

We are based in the United States. The cookies we use may process, store, or transfer personal data in and to a country outside your own, with privacy laws that provide different, possibly lower, protections. You consent to this transfer, storing, or processing when you consent to our cookie use.

Cookie choice

You may consent to the use of all, some, or none of our non-essential cookies. While continued use of the website will imply your consent. You may withdraw your consent or otherwise limit your consent at any time on our Cookie Choice page. Should you opt to accept all cookies, they won’t be with you forever. With the exception of essential cookies, all cookies will expire after two weeks.

If you don’t like cookies, you can block cookies generally by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser’s settings on the most popular browsers:

Please note if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Changes to Our Cookies

This policy is our cookie jar. We will post any changes to the way we use cookies on this page. If a change materially alters how we use cookies, we will post a notice on our homepage to make sure you see it.


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