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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will explain how The Pudding uses the anonymized personal data we collect from you when you use our website. The Pudding does not keep personally identifiable data.

What data do we collect?

You directly provide The Pudding with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

The Pudding may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • Your browser’s cookies when you use or view our website
  • Third-party partners including Facebook and Twitter
  • Spotify, for our AI music project. No spotify data is stored, and you can remove ties between your Spotify account and the project by clicking remove access for “Bad Music” on Spotify’s 3rd Party app page here.
  • Location information when we provide localized content (ex: Human Terrain, What City is the Microbrew Capital of the US?). Location data is no more granular than a reader’s city and is not tied to any other personal information.

How will we use your data?

The Pudding collects your data so that we can personalize stories and create content for stories from reader-generated inputs.


When you visit a website, the website logs information to the browser, creating a text file called a cookie. Cookies collect standard internet and visitor behavior information, such as whether you are logged in, what you’ve placed in your shopping cart, or what preferences you have set. The Pudding may collect analytics information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the previously linked site tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function if you remove or disable cookies.

Privacy policies of other websites

The Pudding website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy only applies to our website. If you click on a link and get directed to another website, please read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

The Pudding keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on October 1, 2021.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about The Pudding’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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