1. ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
By using the Services and viewing the cookie notice that appears together with the GOG services, you agree that we can store and access cookies as described in this policy.
If you have any further queries, please contact us at [email protected].
2. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites or other online services work or to be better or more efficient. They can do this because websites and other online services can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of them more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences).
Cookies are small text files stored on your device, which help to make websites/online services work and do this more efficiently.
We also use similar technologies like scripts that are loaded when you visit GOG website or open our emails. We use them to know for example if you clicked on key elements on GOG platform.
We also use similar technologies like scripts added to a web page, it tells us f.ex. whether you clicked on key elements on GOG platform or opened our emails.
3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Services.
In this section we list the kinds of cookies we use and what we use them for.
‘Essential cookies’ are needed so that you can actually navigate and use our services.
‘Performance cookies’ help us collect information about our services in order to improve them.
Functionality Cookies. In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on the Services and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Services. In particular, Functionality Cookies on the Services include Session Cookies which will remember preferences you have selected during the session (like games you enter in the cart), and Preference Cookies which are placed to remember your preferences like language preferences or currency you use on our Services. The maximum period after which these cookies expire is 12 months.
‘Functionality cookies’ help us to remember how you use our services, so that we can enhance and personalise them for you.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies or Similar Technologies. We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies or similar technologies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Services and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Services and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers. In particular, we may use Facebook Pixel - a piece of code placed on our website, to help us measure the effectiveness of our Ads on Facebook by reporting on the actions people take after viewing those ads. You can opt out of Facebook Pixel cookies by visiting the Ad preferences tab in your Facebook profile settings.
For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
‘Targeting or Advertising Cookies’ help us to make advertising more relevant and engaging to you.
In particular we may use Facebook Pixel is a code placed on our website that helps us optimize ads and make it more relevant for you.
Analytics Cookies. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use GOG Services. For example, we can track different events like which GOG web pages or emails from us you actually opened and which links you clicked or analyse the traffic on our website. We use it to optimize our communications with you, to evaluate how our Services are being used, compile statistical reports on website activity and create a profile of aggregated visitors. The information about your use of the website and your IP address is transmitted to Google Inc. through Google Analytics component. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all GOG Services visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Google Analytics is explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.
We use Google Analytics to evaluate how you use our Services and to optimize it for you.
Social Plugin. On some of our websites we may use plugins from social media platform, such as “Like” button from Facebook. In such case your browser will send that social media platform information about the web page you visited, your IP address, and browser-related information. This occurs regardless of whether you clicked on the button or not. You can use content blocking solutions (build-in in your browser or as a separate ad-on) to prevent loading such plugins.
On some of our websites we may also use social media plugins such as “Like” button (check left for more details).
In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide the Services. For example, third-party advertisers and other organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on the Services and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. We do not control these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in section 5 below.
5. HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?
You can use your browser/device settings to control cookies at any time. Please note, that if you stop accepting all of the cookies, some features of our services may not operate as intended.
7. MORE ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY
Last Revised 25.04.2018