WHAT ARE COOKIES?
There are different types of cookies.
Cookies once downloaded are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Similar to cookies are clear GIFs, sometimes called web bugs or web beacons. “Clear GIFs” are very small image files that we sometimes place on web pages and within web-based email newsletters or other communication we send. Clear GIFs let us accurately count the number of users who have visited specific pages and the number of times those pages are accessed. Clear GIFs also let us know how many people opened an email.
Another cookie is a Flash cookie that is embedded in the Adobe Flash Player, which is a web tool that allows rapid development of dynamic content. Adobe Flash cookies may be used in certain situations where Flash is used to provide some content such as video clips or animation and to remember settings, preferences and usage. They are similar to ‘text or gif' cookies (as described above) but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser.
Devkittens AB (“GameCompanies.com”) and our advertising partners (who display advertisements on some of our GameCompanies.com Properties) ' + 'may store and access cookies on your device when you visit this GameCompanies.com Property for the following purposes:
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
PERFORMANCE COOKIES (including Google Analytics)
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
In particular, GameCompanies.com makes use of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses ' + 'cookies in order to collect information on our behalf about your use of the website (including your IP address) to help us ' + 'analyze how users use the relevant site by compiling statistical reports on website activity. We may provide Google with ' + 'access to this statistical information to use for its own analysis.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
If you have an account with GameCompanies.com, a cookie on your computer lets us remember your user name and password so you don't have to re-enter that information each time you visit the site.
Our advertising partners may also store and access cookies when you use our GameCompanies.com Properties that display their advertisements for the following purpose:
TARGETING OR ADVERTISING COOKIES
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
COMBINING COOKIE INFORMATION WITH OTHER DATA
When you visit a GameCompanies.com Property, we may also collect information, where available, about your computer for system administration purposes, such as your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information, and other data we may hold about you, may be combined with the data we collected via cookies (including Google Analytics) referred to above.
Due to the complexities of the internet and the numerous dealings you may have with a particular advertiser through your accessing or using various websites or web services we make our advertising partners responsible for ensuring they comply with local laws, including obtaining your consent to cookies. Accordingly your consent to our advertising partners' cookies is a matter between you and the advertiser (or advertiser network) concerned and they should inform you when and how they will obtain your consent.
You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. Find out how to disable/enable browser cookies by referring to the ‘help' section of your browser or by clicking on the “Manage Cookies” section of the Interactive Advertising Bureau website on the following link http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you adjust your internet browser settings to refuse the setting of all cookies, you may be unable to access or use fully certain parts or functionality of the GameCompanies.com websites.
You may access and manage Flash management tools such as flash cookies from Adobe's web site directly here.
Where you wish to withdraw your consent to receive an advertiser's cookies, you will need to notify the advertiser directly and follow the advertisers' instructions for doing so (which may include adjusting your browser settings).
The advertiser is responsible for managing your consent and any withdraw of your consent. If you have problems contacting the advertiser or the advertiser does not deal with your notification of choices then please advise us at [email protected] and we will see if we can help you.
This document may be amended from time to time without notice and it is your responsibility to read it carefully and review any changes that may have been made. Since changes will be posted on this page, we encourage you to check this page regularly.