Social plugins, like the Like button, the Share button and comments, are tools that let you share your experiences on other websites with your friends on Facebook.
to share and connect with things from websites that you find interesting.
to write something about a link and then post it to your timeline.
Add any public post from Facebook to your blog or website.
Comment publicly on a website using your Facebook account.
The websites that you visit dont receive the information that appears in the plugin, but they may be notified about actions you take within the plugin. Example: if you use the Comments plugin to make a comment, the website may be able to connect your comment to your profile.
You only see a personalized experience with your friends if youre logged into your Facebook account. If youre not already logged in, youll be prompted to log into Facebook before you can use a plugin on another site.
If youre a developer, learn more aboutimplementing social pluginswithin a single line of HTML.
What information does Facebook get when I visit a site with the Like button?
If youre logged into Facebook and visit a website with the
button, your browser sends us information about your visit. Since the
button is a little piece of Facebook embedded on another website, the browser is sending info about the request to load Facebook content on that page.
We record some of this info to help show you a personalized experience on that site and to improve our products. For example, when you go to a website with a
button, we need to know who you are in order to show you what your Facebook friends have liked on that site. The data we receive includes your user ID, the website youre visiting, the date and time and other browser-related info.
If youre logged out or dont have a Facebook account and visit a website with the
button or another social plugin, your browser sends us a more limited set of info. For example, because youre not logged into Facebook, youll have fewer cookies than someone whos logged in. Like other sites on the Internet, we receive info about the web page youre visiting, the date and time and other browser-related info. We record this info to help us improve our products.