Cookies Info

Skipthegames operates a strict privacy policy around the world. We are committed to being transparent about the technologies we use, and we’ve outlined below how we use cookies when you visit our site skipthegames.eu or any of its other domains (such as skipthegames.com or skipthegames.net)

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We’ve included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies we use.

Does skipthegames.eu use cookies?
Yes, with the primary purpose to make our website work more effectively.

What are session and persistent cookies?

  • Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. An example of how we use session cookies is to grant access to content and enable posting (things you have to log in to do).
  • Persistent cookies – these usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. An example of how we use persistent cookies is for functionalities like the ability to “Stay logged in” and not have to enter your login details each time you post an ad. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our customers. This information is anonymized – when we look at the data, in other words, we look at patterns, but we do not see individuals’ personally identifiable information (PII).

In what circumstances does Skipthegames.eu use cookies, and why?
We use different kinds of cookies for various reasons outlined below. All cookie information is completely anonymised ie we do not see individuals personal information.

There are also limited third-party cookies on the site. These cookies could be session or persistent and are set by entities other than Skipthegames. For example, we currently allow:

  • Essential cookies – these cookies are all first party cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify existing posters, and allow them access to their user accounts where they may post new ads, or see their ad viewership statistics.
  • Functional cookies – these cookies remember your log-in details if you do not log out, which makes it possible for registered users to return to the site and access their account without having to log in.

In addition, we use functional cookies for Audience measurement and validation. We use Google Analytics to understand how many people visit us and what is popular, which helps us improve the website. You may opt out of google analytics by visiting your google privacy preferences here: https://myaccount.google.com/privacy?pli=1, or using their tool located here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We do not use Advertising cookies

Do any of the cookies that Skipthegames.eu uses contain my personal details?
No. All the data contained in the cookies that we use is completely anonymous and doesn’t contain any personally identifiable information (PII).

Does Skipthegames.eu use cookies to sell customer information?
No.

How can I change my preferences, delete or opt-out of cookies?
You may change your cookie preferences within your browser under its’ privacy or security options.

Will the site work if I disable cookies?
You can browse Skipthegames.eu with cookies disabled, though you may not be able to login to post ads, as we require a session cookie to allow a successful log in session.

How long will cookies last for?
We limit the lifetime of our cookies to 6 months. You can of course opt-out of cookies and update your consent at any time during your experience through clearing cookies stored on your browser from skipthegames.eu. If you do not opt-out of cookies or subsequently update your consent, and continue to use our sites, you consent to the use of cookies as described. If you choose to opt-out of cookies or remove your consent subsequently, we will necessarily have to ask you about your cookie preferences when you use our sites. The pop-up message will therefore reappear more regularly. For further detail please see the “Why does the message explaining cookies keep appearing?” section below.

Why does the message explaining cookies keep appearing?
A pop-up message will appear the first time someone visits our site to notify them of our use of cookies and how to change preference. There is a 20 second timer on this after which the pop-up will disappear. If you continue to get this pop-up then you most likely have cookies disabled or you have opted out of functional cookies. We use a persistent cookie to remember your preferences, but this only works when cookies on our site are enabled and functional cookies are allowed.

What changes have been made to the cookies policy?
We have made no changes to the cookie policy since launch.