1. Sharing files and folders
  2. Payments and billing
  3. Security and privacy
  4. Dropbox Business
  5. Syncing and uploads
  6. Sign-in help
  7. Desktop client and web app
  8. Manage account
  9. Space and storage
  10. Photos and videos
  11. Mobile
  12. Dropbox Paper

How does Dropbox use cookies and other similar technologies?

This article explains how we use technologies like cookies and pixel tags.


Cookies are small data files sent to your browser when you visit a site. We use cookies to do things like:

  • log you in to our services
  • remember preferences and settings
  • keep your account secure
  • better understand how people are using our services, and improve and promote them based on that information


A pixel tag (“pixel”) is a small piece of code that can be embedded on websites and emails. We use pixels to learn how you interact with our webpages and emails. This information helps us tailor and promote our services. For example, if you visit one of our Dropbox Business pages, you may later see an ad for Dropbox Business when you visit a tech news site.

Browser Settings

Most browsers allow you to delete cookies and prevent them from being set again in the future. Note that some of our features may not work correctly without cookies.


If our systems receive a DNT:1 signal from your browser, we’ll stop using pixels to promote our services on third-party sites accessed via that browser.