Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service.
Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate the main reasons we typically set cookies. If you visit one of our websites, the site may set some or all of the following cookies:
|Cookie Name||Description||Cookie Category||Expiry|
|_ga||It is used for visitor tracking. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.||Third Party Performance (Google Analytics)||Persistent (2 years)|
|_gid||This cookie is used to store “Session ID” and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user.||Third Party Performance (Google Analytics)||Session|
|_gat||This cookie is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.||Third Party Performance (Google Analytics)||Session|
By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. For example, certain browser allow to block or delete cookies by clicking Settings > Privacy > Cookies. To find information about specific browsers, please visit the browser developer’s website.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
There are several ways you can opt-out from cookies usage:
You can opt-out of behavioural advertisement at any time here, via the NAI’s consumer opt-out system or via the DAA’s WebChoices Tool. Softonic recommends to use both systems as some ad partners may participate in one and not the other.
Furthermore, our analytics partners have implemented their own ways for you to opt-out:
You can set your browser to refuse or accept cookies, or set the browser so that cookies are automatically deleted once you close your browser, computer or device. You may change your cookies settings in browsers as follows:
Please find more information on how to configure your cookies settings here.
Please note that opting out will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before withdrawal.
You can learn more about cookies on the following third-party websites:
We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change how we use and place cookies. Accordingly we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies and practices.