YoYo Games Platforms Cookie Policy

Last updated: 15/02/2016

We (meaning YoYo Games Limited, company number 05260718) use technologies on our website and mobile services (which we'll call the Services) to collect information that helps us improve your online experience. We refer to these technologies, which include cookies, collectively as “cookies.” This policy explains the different types of cookies used on the Services and how you can control them.

We hope that this policy helps you understand and feel more confident about our use of cookies. If you have any further queries, please contact us at helpdesk@yoyogames.com. Please also see our Privacy Policy at www.yoyogames.com/legal/privacy.

1. 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).

2. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Services.

Essential Cookies. These cookies are essential to the operation of our service in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for, such as accessing secure areas of a website or paid for content, cannot be provided. These cookies are essential for using the service and therefore cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of it.

Essential cookies on the Services may include:

Cookie name Further information
yoyogames_session Used to track checkout progress on YoYoGames.com
_session_id Used to track login status and checkout progress for YoYo Accounts, the GameMaker Marketplace and GameMaker Player

Performance Cookies. Performance cookies, which often include analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this Services and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on our website, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Services, help us record any difficulties you have with the Services and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. We also use cookies to help you navigate within our website and travel back to pages.

Performance cookies on this Services may include:

Cookie name Further information
_ga Google Analytics tracking cookie
_gali Google Analytics tracking cookie
_gat Google Analytics tracking cookie
_utma Google Analytics tracking cookie
_utmc Google Analytics tracking cookie
_utmz Google Analytics tracking cookie
AWSELB Amazon Web Services load balancer cookie

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.

Targeting or Advertising Cookies. We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies 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.

For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

Targeting and advertising cookies on this Services may include:

  • YoYoGames.com does not currently use Targeting or Advertising cookies.

Flash Cookies. We may, in certain situations, use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as “Flash cookies”) are employed to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies at the browser level, in the same way you would manage cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s website directly. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies - see http://www.adobe.com/security/flashplayer for further information. Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies for the Services, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign in.

3. HOW DO THIRD PARTIES USE COOKIES ON THE SERVICES?

In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on 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 4 below.

Third-party cookies on the Services may include:

  • Google Analytics cookies to identify how customers are using the website.

4. HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?

You may refuse to accept cookies from the Services at any time by activating the setting on your browser or device which allows you to refuse cookies. You can refuse to accept Flash cookies from the Services using Adobe’s Flash management tools at http://www.adobe.com/security/flashplayer. 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. You may wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Services may operate as intended.

5. CHANGES TO THIS COOKIE POLICY

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time: please take a look at the “LAST UPDATED” date at the top of this policy to see when it was last revised. Any amendments to this Cookie Policy will come into effect a reasonable period of time after this "LAST UPDATED" date.

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