What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a web page or application. A “session cookie” stores temporary information that is deleted when you close your web browser or turn off your computer or device. A “persistent cookie” enables the site to recognize when you return to it and remains stored on your computer until you delete it. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible by remembering your preferences the next time you visit the site.
What Types of Cookies do we use?
- Essential cookies. These cookies are essential for enabling user movement around our Websites. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
- Functionality cookies. Functionality cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you made (e. g., language) on the Websites, so the next time you visit the Website you will not have to set them again.
- Analytics cookies. These cookies are set to collect information about how visitors use our Websites. They allow us to make improvements to our Websites and report our performance.
- Advertising cookies. These cookies are placed by third-party advertising platforms or networks to deliver ads and track ad performance. In some cases,these cookies enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities on our Websites and other Websites (in such cases, ad serving might be based on automated decision-making).
Our Websites use different cookies. The tables below list and explain why we use them and how long they are stored on your device. Please note that this list of cookies is not exhaustive.
We use the following cookies on Hotbot VPN website www.hotbotvpn.com:
|__stripe_mid||Used by Stripe to help detect and prevent fraudulent transactions||1 Year||Essential|
|__stripe_sid||Used by Stripe to help detect and prevent fraudulent transactions||30 minutes||Essential|
|CONSENT||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.||2 Years||Essential|
|__cf_bm||This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.||30 minutes||Functionality|
|_gclxxxx||Google conversion tracking cookie||3 months||Functionality|
|_icl_visitor_lang_js||Stores the redirected language of thevisiting user.||1 day||Functionality|
|cf_chl_2||This cookie is used to check whether the Cloudflare Edge server supports cookies||Session||Functionality|
|cjConsent||This tracks consent given by the customer to third party affiliates and allows us to respect your choices made else where with these affiliates or their affiliate networks.||13 months||Functionality|
|defCurrencyTest||defCurrencyTest is used to define the default currency used when displaying subscription prices on our order page and footer of the website where we show pricing.||Session||Functionality|
|m||The cookie allows Stripe to track my users as they visit other sites across the web that integrate Stripe, even if they never see a payment form.||2 years||Functionality|
|wpml_browser_redirect_test||Tests if cookies are enabled. This cookieis enabled for all site visitors if they select a language.||Session||Functionality|
|_ga||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report.The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||2 years||Analytics|
|_gat_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||1 Minute||Analytics|
|_gcl_au||Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services||3 months||Analytics|
|_gid||Installed by Google Analytics, _gidcookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating ananalytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day||Analytics|
|RNLBSERVERID||Stores information on performance and user experience||Session||Analytics|
|ads/ga-audiences||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on a visitor’s online behaviour.||Session||Advertising|
|FPAU||Used by Google Adwords to identify auser across the website.||90 Days||Advertising|
|i/adsct||Determines the number of visitors accessing the website through Twitter advertisement content.||Session||Advertising|
|IDE||Used by Google Double Click to measure the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 Year||Advertising|
|NID||NID cookie, set by Google, is used for advertising purposes; to limit the number of times the user sees an ad, to mute unwanted ads, and to measure the effectiveness of ads||6 months||Advertising|
|pagead/1p-conversion/#||Generated by Google pagead dynamic marketing to track events such as conversions or other meaningful user interactions.||Session||Advertising|
|pagead/1p-user-list/#||Generated by Google pagead dynamicmarketing to track events such asconversions or other meaningful userinteractions.||Session||Advertising|
|test_cookie||The test_cookie is set by double click. net and is used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 minutes||Advertising|
How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?
Within your browser, you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.
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If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.
Alternatively, you can disable all cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Outpage , the Google Ads Personalization Control page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add-on. Please note that choosing to disable cookies may negatively affect some of the features that make your site experience more efficient.
We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.