Miniclip Cookie Policy

Last updated: 19th June 2018

For the purposes of this Cookies Policy, “we”, “us” and “our” means the data controller entity/ entities set out in the Miniclip Privacy Policy, or as otherwise set out in the game specific Privacy Policies. A reference in this Cookies Policy to “Miniclip” means Miniclip S.A. A reference to “Sixjoy” means Sixjoy Hong Kong Limited (an affiliate of Miniclip).

We use cookies, log files, pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs, device IDs or similar files or technologies (“Cookies”) to collect and store the information we automatically collect about your device and use of the website www.miniclip.com (“Website”), our apps and any games (including War Wings and Snake Wars), products, forums and services we offer through the apps or Website or other dedicated websites (such as www.agar.io, www.ovar.io, www.spaceone.io and any other .io games which may be offered by us from time to time) or otherwise provided by us (all collectively together with the Website referred to in this Policy as our “Services”). In the case of Sixjoy, of the aforementioned Services, Sixjoy uses Cookies only in those Services where the relevant Privacy Policy [insert hyperlink] designates it a data controller entity along with Miniclip (the “Sixjoy Games”). You can find out more about Cookies and how to control them in the information below.

If you do not accept the use of these Cookies, please disable them using the instructions in this Cookies Policy by following the 'opt-out' links provided below or by changing your settings so that Cookies from the Services cannot be placed on your device.

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a certain web address. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web address on each subsequent visit, or to another web address that recognises that Cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make the Services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the Services operations teams.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have used ta Service before or whether you are a new user. They can also help to ensure that advertising you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

There are two broad categories of Cookies:

  • First party cookies, served directly by us to your device.
  • Third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf.

 

Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some Cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser or the application is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser or application. Other Cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser or application is closed. They can be used by a Service to recognise your device when you open and use that Service again.

2. How do we use Cookies?

We use Cookies to:

  • verify log-in information and allow users to find friends who use a Service;
  • track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with a Service;
  • understand the total number of users of a Service on an ongoing basis and the types of devices;
  • monitor the performance of a Service and to continually improve it;
  • customise and enhance your online experience;
  • provide customer service to you.; and
  • Miniclip also allows third parties to use cookies to serve adverts in the Services.

3. What types of cookies do we use?

The types of Cookies used by us and our partners in connection with a Service can be classified into one of six categories, namely 'essential cookies', 'functionality cookies', 'analytics and performance cookies', 'social media cookies', advertising and tracking cookies' and 'Flash cookies'. We have set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the Cookies we and third parties set in the following table.

Type of cookieWhat it doesHow to block
Cookies necessary for essential services (first party permamnent) These Cookies are essential to provide you with a Service and to use some of its features, such as to authenticate log-in, secure a Service and your information, and prevent fraudulent, criminal or other suspect activities. Without these Cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible. Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.
Functionality Cookies (first and third party permanent) Functionality Cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to tailor a Service to you. These Cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to use a Service, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided. For example, these Cookies allow us to:
  • show you when you are logged in; and
  • store your preferences (including language and marketing preferences).
Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.
Performance / Analytics Cookies third party session We use performance/analytics Cookies to analyse how a Service is accessed, used, or is performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve a Service. For example, these Cookies allow us to:
  • better understand users of a Service so that we can improve how we present our content;
  • test different design ideas for particular features;
  • determine the number of unique users of a Service;
  • improve a Service by measuring any errors that occur; and
  • conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings.
For example, we use Google Analytics on our Website and other sites to analyse users’ use and your current IP address. This information will be transmitted by Google to its servers in the US and other countries. On our behalf Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Services. The IP address collected will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
Please also see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.
Advertising and Tracking Cookies (third party session)

Third parties may place cookies on your device in connection with a Service in order to serve targeted advertising to you to best meet your interests. Please see the Miniclip Privacy Policy for a list of advertising partners used in the services. These companies may collect certain information via the Cookies (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time stamp, types of adverts of interest) as well as geo location and user device ID during your visits to the Services and other sites.

Also, if you click a link to a third party website, you will be taken to webpages operated by the relevant third party. The third party may place Cookies on your device when you interact with their products, services or webpages.

Please also see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.
Social Media Cookies If you use a social media platform to log in to a Service, such third parties may set their own anonymous Cookies in order to track the use of their platform log-in API. Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.
Flash Cookie (third party permanent)

A Flash Cookie is able to handle more complex information and is able to pass information across the different browser types you have installed on your computer

We use Flash Cookies to, for example, store your preferences, save data from Flash based games, prevent abuse of the Services, and to enhance your use of the Services.

Flash Cookies are not used in Sixjoy Games.

The methods set out below in 'How to control or delete Cookies' may not impact the use of Flash Cookies which are stored differently. For details about managing Flash Cookies please visit here

General
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept Cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you choose to refuse Cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Services.

Most devices allow you to change your Cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.

Advertising
If you only want to limit third party advertising Cookies, you can turn such Cookies off and find more information by visiting the following links:

Please bear in mind that there are many more companies listed on these sites than those that drop Cookies via the Services. You may also be able to turn off advertising Cookies on a cookie-by-cookie basis by following the steps set out in the privacy policies of our third party advertising partners

Google
If you wish to stop the transmission of information generated by Cookies on our Services to Google, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add on available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

5. Changes to this Cookie Policy

We will update this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Cookie Policy, we will revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this Cookie Policy. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Cookie Policy or any of our other policies.

6. Need More Information?

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful:

7. Cookies that have been set in the past

If you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

8. Contact us

If you wish to contact Miniclip about this Cookies Policy and the use of cookies in the Services (including the Sixjoy Games), please contact our data protection officer at [email protected], or send a letter to: Miniclip SA, Case Postale 2671, 2001 Neuchâtel, Switzerland or to Miniclip at Legal Department, Holborn Gate, 326-330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7PP.

If you wish to contact Sixjoy about this Cookies Policy and the use of cookies in the Sixjoy Games, please contact Sixjoy at the email address found in the applicable Privacy Policy for that game.

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