Stupid City is committed to protecting our users’ privacy. We seek to be fully transparent about our data practices and their privacy implications.

We believe the following to be the most relevant and practical things you need to know.


When visiting Stupid City, general access information such as your IP address and browser details are logged for technical purposes. These log files are permanently deleted after four weeks.

Stupid City uses Google Analytics (GA) for readership statistics and event tracking (IP anonymisation enabled). GA uses multiple first-party cookies to measure user-interactions.

Stupid City may display banners or other widgets from selected third parties. This includes Google Ad Manager for serving limited non-personalised ads — we do not participate in any ad networks — and embeds from Twitter (do-not-track enabled) and YouTube (in privacy-enhanced mode).

As an additional privacy measure, we recommend you set your browser to block all third-party cookies.


You may choose to sign up for our newsletter by providing your email address and, optionally, your name. The sign-up process uses double opt-in. We provide direct unsubscribe links in all of our newsletters for easy removal.


You may choose to join Stupid City to get instant access to articles. When you do so, you must provide your email address, name, billing details, and a password. You may opt-in to our newsletter.

Very occasionally, we may contact members with membership benefits and offers. You can easily unsubscribe from these mailings.

Payments are recurring at monthly or yearly intervals, depending on the plan picked on registration, and will be charged automatically to your credit card until the subscription is cancelled.

We use multiple technical cookies, as well as browser local storage, to manage our membership system. We include your customer number in requests to GA for membership usage statistics.

We will never trade your newsletter or membership details.