GAMESHED'S Cookies Policy

What are cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website - when visited by a user - asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies - which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting - for our advertising and marketing efforts.

How can I manage or opt out of cookies?

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.

Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies.
Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site (you will not be able to login, register, chat, add friends, rate games or commenting on the games).

Below, you will find an overview of the possibilities the browsers offer to manage cookies.

Google Chrome
Open your browser. Click the Chrome menu and choose settings. Click display advanced settings and then the button Settings for content in the 'Privacy' section. In the 'Cookies' section you can edit your cookies settings and remove cookies.
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Internet Explorer
Open your browser. Click Tools and then Internet options. Click the 'Privacy' section and choose the level you want with the slide control. You can also change this manually by clicking Advanced. A distinction is made between permanent direct cookies (first party cookies), permanent indirect cookies (third party cookies) and temporary cookies (session cookies). You can remove cookies by means of the main screen of internet options.
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Mozilla Firefox
Open your browser. Select Privacy. Set Firefox to Use adapted settings for history. To switch cookies on, put a checkmark with Accept cookies of websites. To switch off cookies, remove this checkmark. Firefox also gives you the possibility to switch off cookies of third parties (third party cookies). Furthermore you can set for how long cookies can be kept. Click Show cookies and you can remove one or several cookies.
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Open your browser. In Safari, cookie administration is limited to one screen. In tab sheet Preferences click Privacy. You then have three possibilities to accept cookies. Via Show Cookies you can also remove cookies.
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Open your browser. Click the Extra menu and then Preferences. Via Advanced and Cookies you can set your cookies settings. You also have the possibility to have new cookies removed automatically when you close each Internet session. Moreover, you can decide about each cookie that is sent to your computer. You do this by clicking Ask me before accepting cookies. Each time a site wants to save a cookie, a dialog box is displayed.
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To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit or or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes

  • to operate and improve offerings on the Website;
  • to help authenticate you when you are on the Website;
  • to remember your preferences and registration information, as applicable;
  • to customize the content and advertisements provided to you through the Website.

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our Website.

We classify cookies in the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • Performance Cookies
  • Targeting And Advertising Cookies
  • Other Third Party Cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work then.

Cookie Name Cookie Function
EU_COOKIE_LAW_CONSENT Used to determine if we should display the cookie warning banner and saves data about your given consent reagarding cookies and privacy settings.
__auc, csrftoken, __qca Used by our chat application to offer the possibility for using animated gifs from the website GIPHY.COM inside the chats.
user_session, kku Used for login functionality. Set on login or register this cookie contains a signed token that allows us to identify if/what user is logged in.
arrowchat_guest_hash Used for our chat application. Set on login or register this cookie contains a signed token that allows us to identify if/what user is logged in.
likelist Used to keep a record of the games you voted LIKE or DISLIKE.
recgames Used to create a list of games tailored by the games you play and like. This is used only when you have a user account.
gsu_rp Used to keep a record of the games you played recently. This is used only when you have a user account.
gs_header Used to save the theme you've picked for your profile_page. This is used only when you have a user account.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These are 3rd party cookies. If you do not allow these cookies, all other functions of the site should work with out a problem.

Cookie Names Cookies Function
__utma, __utmz, _gat, _gid, _ga, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv These cookies are set by Google Analytics and gather information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately improve your experience on our website. All requests to Google Analytics from our website are anonymized. You can get more information about Google Analytics cookies here: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites

Targeting And Advertising Cookies

These cookies are set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites or to detect and prevent SPAM (reCAPTCHA). They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising across different websites.

Cookie Names Cookies Function
NID, SID, IDE, ANID, DSID, FLC, AID, TAID, exchange_uid, __gads, __gac, AID, DSID, TAID, test_cookie, ID, dart, and others These cookies are set by Google, Google Adsense , DoubleClick, reCAPTCHA and other Google products and are used to select advertising based on what's relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen, to validate human users and protect against SPAM in the case of reCAPTCHA. If you don''t want the ads that you see to be coordinated across your devices, you can opt out of Ads Personalisation using Ads Settings. For more information about behavioural advertising in particular please visit For more about your privacy and how Google uses your data please visit GOOGLE'S PRIVACY POLICY

Other Third Party Cookies

You may notice on some pages of our websites that cookies have been set that are not related to GAMESHED. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. GAMESHED does not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

GAMESHED uses Adobe Flash Player to deliver game content to users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users. Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies; rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data, if any, may be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored. You can manage which websites can store information in Flash cookies on your device via the website storage settings panel on the Adobe website.

Opting out of Behavioural Advertising Cookies

If you would like to disable "third party" cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party's website and getting them to generate a one-time "no thanks" cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine. You can find out how to decline online behavioural advertising by visiting:

Further information and contact details

Please read our Privacy Policy or contact our data protection team if you would like more information on the cookies that we use and their purposes by email : contact[@]gameshed[dot]com (replace the [@] with @ before send us an email)

For more information about cookies please visit and for more information about behavioural advertising in particular please visit