Your Cookie Choices on 23andMe's websites

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browser (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. They do a lot of different jobs, like helping us understand how a website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience.

Below we explain different categories of cookies you may interact with while visiting, navigating, and otherwise interacting with our website. You can choose whether you want our websites to use Functionality & Advertising Cookies, as described below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies


These cookies are essential to make our website work, and consist of both first party and third party cookies. Strictly necessary cookies cannot be removed or turned off. These cookies enable:

  • Functionality settings
  • Remembering items in your shopping cart
  • Security functionality, including accessing secure areas of our website
  • Aligning our service offerings with your location

Functionality & Advertising Cookies

These cookies are important to understanding, providing and improving your preferences when you visit our websites. They also enable us to serve ads relevant to your interests while you browse other websites. They consist of both first party and third party cookies, and enable:

  • Linking to third party tools and applications
  • Remembering language and country settings
  • Providing analytic information

If you choose to disable or opt-out of any type of these cookies, you may experience some loss of function on our websites and throughout our Service.

Also, some third party functionality and advertising cookies cannot be removed by 23andMe once they have been enabled. In order to learn more about removing cookies from your browser, please visit our Cookie Policy.