Miniclip Cookie Policy

Last updated: 20 February 2020

For the purposes of this Cookie Policy, “we”, “us” and “our” means the data controller entity/entities set out in the Miniclip Privacy Policy. A reference in this Cookies Policy to “Miniclip” means Miniclip S.A.

This Cookie Policy applies to the following “Services”: www.miniclip.com (the “Website”), our apps and any games, products, forums and services we offer through the apps or Website or other dedicated websites (such as www.agar.io, and any other .io games which may be offered by us from time to time) or otherwise provided by us.

You can change your Cookie preferences or withdraw consent at any time using the Privacy Settings. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save & Exit’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are placed onto your device when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website as to generally improve the user experience, for example, by remembering your preferences, or by offering you personalized content and advertisement.

Functions usually performed by a cookie can also be achieved by other similar technologies, such as log files, pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs, device IDs. In this Cookie Policy we will be referring to them collectively together as “Cookies”.

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 to continually improve it;
    •    customize and enhance your online experience;
    •    provide customer service to you; and
    •    serve third parties’ adverts in Miniclip 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 these categories: ‘Necessary Cookies', 'Functionality Cookies', 'Analytics Cookies', and ‘Advertising and Tracking Cookies'. We have set out below some further information about each category, purpose and duration of the Cookies we and third parties set. You may disable Cookies at any time by using the Privacy Settings, but this may affect how the Service functions.

    •    Necessary Cookies

Necessary Cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility.


Cookie Name Party Duration
_adc_3rd_party_games Miniclip 1 year
_eu_cookie Miniclip 1 year
_mc_auth_token Miniclip Session
_mc_ppv Miniclip 1 year
AWSELB Miniclip Session
laravel_session Miniclip 2 hours
MCSESSION_PRODUCTION Miniclip 1 month
MCTOKEN_PRODUCTION Miniclip 1 month
sessionid Miniclip 2 weeks
_help_center_session Third party – Zendesk.com Session
_zendesk_session Third party – Zendesk.com Session
_zendesk_shared_session Third party – Zendesk.com Session

    •    Functional Cookies   

Functional 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 previously asked for them to be provided. For example, these Cookies allow us to show you when you are logged in and store your preferences such as your language preferences.


Cookie Name Party Duration
_country_code Miniclip 1 week
_guest_score[{$game_id}][{$level}] Miniclip 1 week
_mc_lastplayed Miniclip 30 days
_mc_lastplayed_category Miniclip 1 year
_mc_recommended_category Miniclip 1 year
_mc_recommended_games Miniclip 1 week
_rated_products Miniclip 1 week
_remember_user Miniclip 10 days
mc abc{#} Miniclip 30 days
top-smartphone Miniclip 1 week
JSESSIONID Third party – nr-data.net Session
G_ENABLED_IDPS Third party – Google.com Until year 9999
NID Third party – Google.com 6 months
PREF Third party – youtube.com 1 year
YSC Third party – youtube.com 6 months
__cfduid Third party - tubia.com 1 month
__gads Third party - tubia.com 2 years
_ga Third party - tubia.com 1 day
_gid Third party - tubia.com 1 month
cto_bidid Third party - tubia.com 1 month
cto_bundle Third party - tubia.com 1 month
GED_PLAYLIST_ACTIVITY Third party - tubia.com Session
pbjs_id5id_last Third party - tubia.com 3 months
pbjs_id5id Third party - tubia.com 3 months
    •    Analytics Cookies 


Analytics Cookies analyze how our 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.   

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 analyze your use and 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.

Cookie Name Party Duration
_login_source Miniclip Session
MCA_SID Miniclip 30 minutes
MCA_VID Miniclip 7 days
MCS_SID Miniclip 7 days
__cfduid Third party – Cloudflare 1 month
__cfruid Third party – Zendesk.com Session
_ga Third party – Google.com 1 year
_gat_gtag_UA_{account_id} Third party – Google.com 3 months
_gid Third party – Google.com 1 year

   
    •    Advertising and Targeting Cookies 

 
Advertising and Targeting Cookies may be set through our Services by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. 
Visit Miniclip Privacy Policy for a list of advertising partners used in the Services.   

Please note that your advertising preferences set using the Privacy Settings apply to your use of our web Services only. If you are also a user of our Mobile Games, and you do not wish to receive personalized adverts, you may adjust your ad preferences using the in-app settings in certain of our games, or otherwise by emailing us on dataprotection@miniclip.com.  

 

Please note:

    •    If you use a social media platform to log in to a Service, such third parties may set their own Cookies in order to track the use of their platform.    
    •    Also, if you click a link to a third party website (e.g. on an ad), you will be taken to webpages operated by the relevant third party, not Miniclip. The third party may place Cookies on your device when you interact with their products, services or webpages.

Cookie Name Party Duration
_language_code Miniclip 24 hours
mc_adc_consents_ta Miniclip 1 year
mc_adc_pool_fb_ta Miniclip 6 months
__gads Third party – Google.com 2 years
_fbp Third party – facebook.com 6 months
_fdp Third party – facebook.com 3 months
fr Third party – facebook.com 3 months
GPS Third party – youtube.com 1 day
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Third party – youtube.com 6 months
IDE Third party – doubleclick.net 1 year
TDID Third party – adsrvr.com 1 year

4. How to control or delete cookies

As explained above, you have the right to and can control our use cookies and other similar technologies at any time by using the Privacy Settings and, for certain of our Mobile Games, by adjusting the in-app settings. The same applies if you wish to opt-out in accordance with the ‘Do Not My Personal Information’ CCPA right. However, please note that if you choose to refuse Cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Services.

General - In addition to the above, please note that most browsers allow you to change your preferences for Cookies through their settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful:

    •    Cookie setting in Chrome
    •    Cookie setting in Safari
    •    Cookie setting in Firefox
    •    Cookie setting in Internet Explorer
    •    To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
    •    To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Advertising - If you only want to limit or opt-out from third party advertising, you can find more information by visiting the following links:

    •    Privacy policies of our advertising partners
    •    Ad personalization on Android
    •    Ad personalization on iOS
    •    Network Advertising Initiative
    •    US Digital Advertising Alliance
    •    Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada
    •    European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance

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.

6. Need More Information?

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find further useful information on AboutCookies, All About Cookies and on Your Online Choices.

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, please contact our data protection officer at dataprotection@Miniclip.com, 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.

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