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Cookies are small text files which are transferred to your device when you visit a website or app. They are saved on your phone, tablet or computer.

We use cookies to store information about how OpenWeather websites are used in order to make them better.

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We use 3 types of cookie on our websites: openweathermap.org and home.openweathermap.org.
You can choose which cookies you are happy for us to use.


1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential so that you can move around the website and use its features. Without them, we cannot provide services that you request.
This is what they do:

  • Units: to save chosen units to display weather current and forecast data

  • Cities: to save chosen city to display current and forecast weather data

  • Authorisation: to save your session in OpenWeather personal accounts

They always need to be on.

2. Cookies that analyse website use

We use Google Analytics to analyse how you use the websiteS so that we can improve them based on needs of our users. Google Analytics installs cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • How you got to the website

  • The pages you visit on OpenWeather websites, and what time you spend on each page

  • What you click on while you are visiting the website

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use our websites.

3. Google advertising

Our website shows advertising for additional income that helps funding OpenWeather services, including making these services available for free to: scientific researchers, open source project managers, students and other non-profit organizations.