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 privacy@GOG.COM.
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 our websites or opened our emails.
3. WHAT COOKIES ARE USED ON OUR SERVICES?
Below we list the different types of cookies we and our service providers may use on the Services.
In this section we list the kinds of cookies we or our service providers 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 partner with third party ad networks to manage our advertising on other sites. Our partners may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you targeted advertising or content based upon your interests and help us measuring the effectiveness of such ads. In particular, we may use Google Adwords, Doubleclick, Sizmek Versatag, Yandex.Metrica, Twitter Pixel or Facebook Pixel and other similar technologies. For information about how you can opt out see point 4 below.
‘Targeting or Advertising Cookies’ help us to make advertising more relevant and engaging to you.
Analytics Cookies. We use analytical tools such as Google Analytics, Google Optimize, Matomo, Hotjar or internal technologies to collect information about how visitors use our 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. In case of Google Analytics The 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.
We use analytics cookies such as 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 (built-in in your browser or as a separate add-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).
4. HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?
Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you may adjust settings on your browser or device to prevent the reception of cookies, or to provide notification whenever a cookie is sent to you. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. Also, some of our partners are members of the Networking Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) – organizations who offer a single location to opt out of receiving tailored ads. If you wish not to have your information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page and/or the NAI’s Consumer Opt-Out page. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic, or non-targeted, ads.
You will be still able to use our Services after disabling cookies, please be aware though that if all cookies are disabled, not all features of the Services may operate as intended.
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.
6. MORE ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY
Last Revised 24.9.2019