Bad Florida Website Cookie Policy

Last Updated: August 28, 2023; Effective: January 1, 2024

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies that may be applied on the equipment of consumers who visit and any other websites (the “Sites”) owned and operated by Bad Florida. and its affiliates (collectively, “Bad Florida”).

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.   Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and similar technologies. The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

If you have any further queries, please contact us by email at

Some cookies that we use through the Sites will collect personal information about you, or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other data. Any personal information that we collect will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Cookies are a standard feature of websites that allow us to collect certain information from your browser or device when you visit our Sites.  In relation to the use of cookies by our partners and clients, note that we do not have access or control over these cookies.


We use a variety of cookies on the Bad Florida Sites for several reasons.  We also may use web logs, pixel tags, or web beacons, which are pieces of code that may be used to read and place cookies on a web browser, to collect information about how you interact with websites or advertisements.

The sections below describe the types of cookies most frequently used by Bad Florida on the Sites and explain their use.

Essential Cookies

We use cookies that are essential to making the Sites work.  These types of cookies enable you to move around the Sites and use their features.  For example, we may use cookies to record a user login, manage user sessions, authenticate users of our management apps, or adjust settings and functionality on the Sites.  Without these cookies, we may not be able to provide the services that are necessary for you to be able to use the Sites.

Cookie NamesPurpose
__cfduidThis cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if a visitor is in a coffee shop where there may be several infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (for example, because they completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows our security system to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in our web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.
in_caThis indicates you are in California, as inferred from your IP address. California residents are shown an alternate version of the Drudge Report including all required notices.
optoutThis indicates you exercised your right to opt out of “sale” of your information.

Preference Cookies

We also use cookies that collect information about your choices and preferences.  These cookies may allow us to remember language or other local settings and customize the Sites accordingly.  For example, we use a cookie to confirm consent to use cookies.

Cookie NamesPurpose
consentThis indicates you consented to our privacy policy so it will no longer show you the consent banner.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect information about how people are using the Sites, for example which pages are visited the most often, how visitors move from one webpage to another, and whether visitors experience any difficulty using the Sites. Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how the Sites are performing and how we can improve it, and in some instances, whether our advertising is effective or not.

Cookie NamesPurpose
Google Analytics [_ga.js]We use Google Analytics cookies to collect aggregate statistical data about how visitors use the Sites so that we can improve the user experience and serve up the content our visitors find most useful. Google Analytics cookies store information such as what pages users visit, how long they are on the Sites, how they arrived at the Sites, and what they click on. To learn more about Google’s practices and to opt out, please visit, analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage, and The following cookies may be used in connection with Google Analytics: [_utma] Used to distinguish users and sessions. [_utmb] Used to determine new sessions/visits. [_utmc] Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. [_utmt] Used to throttle request rate (e.g., to reduce the frequency with which a browser may request data from the server). [_utmz] Stores the traffic source or indicates the advertising campaign that explains how the user reached our Sites.
eproofuiThis cookie is used to track the number of times you access Bad Florida, at what times, and from where.

Advertising Cookies

We may partner with certain third parties to deliver advertising that we believe may interest you based on your activity on our Sites and other websites over time. These third parties may set and access cookies on your computer or other device and may also use web logs, pixel tags, or web beacons. These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Cookie NamesPurpose
Advertising Partners [*]These cookies are associated with one of our advertising partners. These are used for preference based advertising. To prevent sharing among these partners, California residents may opt-out.
Google Ads [__gads]This is a cookie associated with Google Ads, a digital advertising service. To learn more about Google’s practices and to opt out, please visit Ads Settings.
Quantcast [__qca]This is a cookie associated with Quantcast, a digital advertising company. Quantcast provides website rankings, and the data the cookie collects is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising. To learn more about Quantcast’s practices and to opt out, please visit

* A range of cookie names may be used occasionally, depending on your browsing activity. All cookies not explicitly named here are Advertising Cookies from Advertising Partners.


You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Sites at any time by activating settings on your browser.  Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen.  You may wish to refer to for information on commonly used browsers.  Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, some website features may not operate as intended. For example, you will be unable to dismiss our consent banner for repeated visits, and if you are a California resident, you may not be shown the California version of our web site.