Stridewise Cookies Policy

Stridewise Cookies Policy

Effective September 16,2018


Cookies, sometimes called HTTP Cookies, is a term that refers to very small text files that are downloaded to your computer in order to keep track of certain aspects of your online activity. There are many practical reasons for this: Cookies are why you’re able to navigate multiple pages of your e-mail or online banking service without having to continuously log back in — cookies remind your browser who you are. At Stridewise, we use cookies to help us learn about our website. The point of this page is to explain what kind of information they gather, how it’s used, and why we sometimes need to store cookies. This page will also let you know how you can stop cookies from being stored, although we should note that this could downgrade or otherwise “break” certain elements of the site’s functionality. If you’d like to see a list of every cookie used on this site, you can go ahead and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.


If you want to prevent cookies from being set by your browser, you can adjust the browser’s settings. No matter what your browser is, you should be able to go to your Help section for information on how to do this. It’s also possible for you to opt out of being tracked by a wide variety of cookies if you head to the Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out.

Our Cookies

We use cookies, along with web beacons and similar tech, in order to help you navigate around the website (or The Services) and learn how you use The Services so that we can design a better website and do a better job of serving your needs as a user. Cookies are little text files we place in your computer’s browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) in order to store your preferences. On their own, by themselves, cookies don’t reveal your Personal Information unless you’ve decided to provide it — e.g., maybe you registered at the Site or have logged into an area. Once you do submit Personal Information to the Services — if you choose to — that information might be linked to the information stored in the cookie in your browser. If you go the route of not permitting cookies to be stored on your browser, that might hamper your ability to use the Services.

Third Party Cookies

Occasionally, in special cases, we utilize cookies that have been given to us by third parties who we trust. This section below describes which third party cookies you might come across when using the Services.

Orders-Processing Related Cookies

You can buy items, like apparel or courses, and the purchases appear to be taking place on In reality, we use third-party platforms and processors, and those companies will frequently use cookies in order for us to be able to track sales, etc.

Account and Login Related Cookies

With some services or products that Stridewise offers, you might be provided with an account and login details. If that happens, the third party platform we use will usually use cookies in order to facilitate logins. This way we can identify you as a paying customer.


This site uses Google Analytics, a super popular analytics tool that’s one of the most widespread and trusted on the internet. Every site you visit likely uses Google Analytics to keep track of how many people visit, and it can be used for a wide variety of purposes that help us to improve your experience and understand how you use the site. These cookies may track things like how much time you spend on certain pages and which pages you do visit. This helps us to make better content – if we know people are spending more time on a guide to how shoes fit, we’re going to write more articles about that topic, then the readers are happy and we’re happy too. We also use third party analytics that track and measure usage of, also so we can keep making better and better content. These cookies might track aspects of your experience like how much time you spend on the site or on articles, and that helps us get an idea of how we can make the site better for you.

You might also see social media buttons and plugins on the site. Those help you connect to your Facebook, Twitter, or maybe other social networks in a variety of ways. We might let you leave comments under your Facebook name so that you don’t have to spend time logging in if you want to comment. Features like that use cookies, that’s why you can just comment as yourself. Any time social media features are used, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube, those sites set cookies through Stridewise, and those cookies may be used to add to your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes that should be outlined in their own privacy policies. (Here’s ours.)

More Information

We hope this Cookie Policy has clarified things for yo. If you don’t understand anything here, please feel free to reach out and ask us to clarify — not being shady is a big goal of ours. If you aren’t sure if you need cookies or not, honestly, it’s usually safer to leave them enabled just in case it interacts with features you use on this site or other sites. If you’ve got questions we haven’t answered you can check out our privacy policy, visit our contact page, or just say hi with an email to [email protected].

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Nick English

By day: Manhattan-based journalist with reporting experience on four continents, published in Vice, Men's Health, Popular Science, and a bunch of other places.By night: ravenous consumer of anything and everything related to high end men's boots.Stridewise is where I nurture a maniacal obsession with footwear and share my findings. Say hey: [email protected].