Effective date: September 8, 2021

Last updated: May 20, 2024

Thanks for trusting Monkeytype ('Monkeytype', 'we', 'us', 'our') with your personal information! We take our responsibility to you very seriously, and so this Privacy Statement describes how we handle your data.

This Privacy Statement applies to all websites we own and operate and to all services we provide (collectively, the 'Services'). So...PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT CAREFULLY. By using the Services, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Service, which include allowing us to process information about you.

Under this Privacy Statement, we are the data controller responsible for processing your personal information. Our contact information appears at the end of this Privacy Statement.

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What data do we collect?

Monkeytype collects the following data:

Monkeytype does NOT collect:

If you believe a certain data type is missing from the lists above, feel free to contact us and we will answer any questions and update the privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?

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

How will we use your data?

Monkeytype collects your data so that we can:

If you are found to be cheating or exploiting the website, we may store hashed versions of your username, email and/or discord id to prevent you from creating new accounts.

How do we store your data?

Monkeytype securely stores your data using MongoDB.

What are your data protection rights?

Monkeytype would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

What log data do we collect?

Like most websites, Monkeytype collects information that your browser sends whenever you visit the website. This data may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and time spent on each page. THIS DATA DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. We use this information for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

In our case, this service is provided by Google Analytics.


Advertisements on Monkeytype are optional. This section only applies to you if you have not disabled them.

All the ads served by us come through a third-party advertising company, Playwire. When you first load our website, before any ads are displayed, you are presented with a consent form (from a "Content Management Platform", or CMP).

Depending on the consent you provide in this form, various pieces of information may be used in order to provide advertisements on this website, other sites, and other forms of media about goods and services that may be of interest to you. This information is collected from you through the use of cookies, and you can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the cookies from your Internet browser. Once deleted, the consent form from the CMP will be displayed to you again when you visit next time.

Common ID Cookie

This site uses cookies and similar tracking technologies such as the Common ID cookie to provide its services. Cookies are important devices for measuring advertising effectiveness and ensuring a robust online advertising industry. The Common ID cookie stores a unique user id in the first party domain and is accessible to our ad partners. This simple ID that can be utilized to improve user matching, especially for delivering ads to iOS and MacOS browsers. Users can opt out of the Common ID tracking cookie by clicking here .

Advertising Privacy Settings

FOR EU USERS ONLY: When you use our site, pre-selected companies may access and use certain information on your device and about your interests to serve ads or personalized content. To change your consent-choices, go to Monkeytype > Settings > Danger Zone section > Update cookie preferences. From there you can open the CMP by clicking "Click to change your preferences on ad related cookies"

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, see HTTP cookie   on Wikipedia.

How do we use cookies?

Monkeytype uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies; however, our website uses functionality cookies. Monkeytype uses these cookies so we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected settings.

How to manage your cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may behave unexpectedly or fail to function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

Monkeytype contains links to other external websites. Our privacy policy only applies to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Monkeytype keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. The Monkeytype privacy policy may be subject to change at any given time without notice.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Monkeytype’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.

General inquiries: [email protected]

Advertising related inquiries: https://www.playwire.com/contact-direct-sales

Discord: @miodec