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Cookie Policy

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.

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what types of cookies we use, the information we collect from them, and how that information is managed. For further information on how we handle, store and keep your personal information secure, see our Privacy Policy.

What Types of Cookies do we use?

Some cookies are essential for our Websites to operate smoothly; others are used to improve Websites functionality, analyze aggregated usage statistics to improve Websites performance, and for advertising. Like many websites, we and/or our third party providers use cookies to recognize you as you use or return to the Hotbot VPN website. Our cookies are categorized in the following categories:

  • 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.hotbot.com:

Cookie Name Purpose Term Type
__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
cf_chl_cc_xxxxxxxxxxxx These cookies are used by Cloudflare for the execution of Javascript or Captcha challenges. They are not used for tracking or beyond the scope of the challenge. They can be deleted if seen. Session 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
cf_chl_prog These cookies are used by Cloudflare for the execution of Javascript or Captcha challenges. They are not used for tracking or beyond the scope of the challenge. They can be deleted if seen. Session Functionality
cf_chl_seq_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx These cookies are used by Cloudflare for the execution of Javascript or Captcha challenges. They are not used for tracking or beyond the scope of the challenge. 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.

For further information, please click here.

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.

Changes to the Cookie Policy

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.