Cookie Policy for Sudoku.com

Last updated: November 2021 with effective date 4 November 2021.

Sudoku.com ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the website (the "Website"). By using the Website, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties may use cookies on the Website, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser that assist us in providing our Services according to the purposes described. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our Services or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Some of the purposes for which Cookies are installed may also require the User's consent.

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.

How we use cookies

When you visit Sudoku.com, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences, your device or used to make the Website work as you expect it to. The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. However, you should know that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the site and the services we are able to offer.

We use both our cookies and third-party cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable certain functions of the Website.

Strictly Necessary Cookies.

These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website, set up your consent settings, and embed functionality from third party services. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your last game progress.

  • To provide analytics.

Analytics cookies.

We may use analytics cookies to track information on how the Website is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Website to see how our users react to them.

  • To enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising

Advertising and measurement cookies.

These types of cookies and other storage technologies such as Pixel Tags are used to deliver advertisements on and through the Service and track the performance of these advertisements. These cookies may also be used to enable third-parties, including social media and advertising networks, to provide measurement services and deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities or interests.

Third Party Cookies and Purpose

Third Party Cookies Purpose
Google reCAPTCHAWe use Google reCAPTCHA which is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Ireland Limited. These are strictly necessary cookies, provided by the Google reCAPTCHA service used on our “Get in Touch” forms to stop submissions from spammers. Your personal data are used pursuant to our legitimate interests, namely, to prevent fraudulent and abusive activity and to be as effective and efficient when responding to request we receive. 
By using reCAPTCHA, data will be transmitted to Google to determine whether the visitor is human or not. To see what data Google collects and what this data is used for, visit Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google. Google's Terms of Service and Products can be found at Google Terms of Service – Privacy & Terms – Google.
Cloudflare Load BalancerThe _cflb is a load balancing cookie provided by Cloudflare Inc. to assist with web traffic filtration, balance traffic loads, manage failovers and support network resource usage. This is a strictly necessary cookie that allows us to re-route our user’s connection request to the website in case of failures to ensure a seamless experience. It routes future requests to the same origin, optimising network resource usage. In the event of a failover, it sets a new __cflb cookie to direct future requests to the failover pool. For more information about the _cflb please visit Cloudflare Cookies · Cloudflare Fundamentals docs.
Google AnalyticsWe use Google Analytics; a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Shoosmiths website and compile reports for us on website activity. This cookie does not collect information that identifies an individual. For information on how to reject or delete these cookies, see https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. You may also prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by opting out through the use of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
YouTubeWe use YouTube to show some of our video content and YouTube may set cookies on your browser to display the video and monitor non-attributable statistical information. Information on YouTube's privacy policy can be found here https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=uk
AdSense by Google and their partnersWe use AdSense by Google and their partners to provide you with a personalized advertisement experience in our Websites. For more information on how AdSense uses the collected information, please visit the Privacy Policy of Google: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. For more information on AdSense Partners, please visit: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9012903?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=7670012. You can opt-out from AdSense by Google service by following the instructions described by Google: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en
Ad Manager by GoogleWe use Ad Manager by Google Ireland Ltd to provide you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how Ad Manager uses the collected information, please visit the Privacy Policy of Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy and on your options about the ads you see, please visit:  https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en
AmazonWe use Amazon.com Inc.  to provide  you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how Amazon uses the collected information, please visit its privacy policy available here: https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/
Rise EngageWe use Rise Engage by TypeA Holdings Ltd to provide you with personalized advertisements on our Website. For more information on how Rise Engage uses the collected information of U.S.-based users, please visit its Privacy Policy available here: Video Advertisement Player Privacy Policy - risecode
Rubicon ProjectWe use Rubicon Project  by Magnite Inc. (US) to provide  you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how Magnite Inc. uses the collected information, please visit its privacy policy available here:
https://www.magnite.com/legal/advertising-technology-privacy-policy/
SmartWe use Smart AdServer SAS (France) to provide you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how Smart uses the collected information, please visit its Privacy Policy: Privacy Policy - Smart
TripleLiftWe use Triple Lift, Inc. (US) to provide you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how TripleLift uses the collected information, please visit its Privacy Policy: https://triplelift.com/privacy/
Index ExchangeWe use Index Exchange by Index Exchange Inc.(Canada) to provide  you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how Index Exchange uses the collected information, please visit its Privacy Policy available here:
https://www.indexexchange.com/privacy/
OpenXWe use OpenX by OpenX Software Ltd (US). to provide  you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how OpenX uses the collected information, please visit its Privacy Policy:
https://www.openx.com/legal/privacy-policy/
PubMaticWe use PubMatic by PubMatic,Inc. (US) to provide  you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how PubMatic uses the collected information, please visit its Privacy Policy:
https://pubmatic.com/legal/privacy-policy/
YieldmoWe use Yieldmo by Yieldmo, Inc. (US) to provide  you with a personalized advertisement experience on our Website. For more information on how Yieldmo uses the collected information, please visit its Privacy Policy available here:
https://www.yieldmo.com/privacy-policy/
Facebook PixelWe use Facebook Pixel which may collect or receive information from our Website and elsewhere on the internet and uses that information to provide us measurement services, allow us to create Custom or Lookalike Audiences and deliver more relevant content and personalised ads. Information on how Facebook uses cookies and other storage technologies can be found here https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies.
To view your Facebook ads settings and update your preferences at any time, please visit https://www.facebook.com/help/1075880512458213/?helpref=hc_fnav.

What are you choices regarding Cookies (Do not Sell My Data)

With regard to Cookies installed by us or third parties, you can control how cookies are used by either updating your Cookie Preferences on our Website or by clicking on the related opt-out link (if provided) above, directly from the third party's privacy policy or by updating your browser setting.

You can find further information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Also, for further information or instructions to limit the use of cookies follow the initiatives provided by the following links:

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We will occasionally 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.

For any questions or clarification contact us at [email protected].