Terms and Conditions
Cookies and other technologies employed by Hellgrave and its partners.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are pieces of data that websites you visit can set on your browser and device hard drive. The term may also be used to refer to other technologies that when employed in a certain manner may be able to track the online behavior of a web user.
Hellgrave and its partners use a number of technologies to support and improve the gaming experience we offer. Some of these technologies are used to identify users when they are on Hellgrave games and others may be used to track unique web users. This page was developed to describe the technologies we use, including how they work, our purposes for using them and your choices about their use.
TECHNOLOGY Hellgrave USES
Local Shared Objects (LSOs), which are also known as “flash cookies”, are used to:
- Identify devices so we can prevent and respond to fraud.
- Store game preferences so we can present the game experience you want. These preferences let us know things like whether you want music on or off or whether you want us to hide certain Hellgrave games.
- Store game assets (files) on your device so you can have faster load times. To learn more about LSOs and how to manage them visit Adobe.
Browser Cookies are used by Hellgrave primarily to:
- Identify specific users and track whether they are logged in (Authentication)
- Customize site content and remember site preferences.
There are a number of ways to manage browser cookies on your device. Most major browsers offer choices for whether and how you might receive future cookies and for deleting cookies already on your machine. Here are links for some of the larger browsers:
- Internet Explorer
Html eTags is a technology that allows a web service to validate the temporary storage (cache) of web documents like html pages and images. They are used by Hellgrave or service providers working on Hellgrave’s behalf to optimize web caching for each user.
You may be able to remove eTags from your browser by following your browser instructions for clearing cache.
Beacons, pixel tags, clear gifs are all terms for similar technology that often works in the same way. Small strings of (software) code that track events such as when a web user visits a page or opens an email. They are used by Hellgrave to measure the effectiveness of our email campaigns, deliver more relevant content and manage advertising for Hellgrave’s games.
Generally you should be able manage beacons and pixel tags in the same way that you manage cookies – using your browser’s preferences (see browser links above). NOTE: There are several browser plugins available to web users who want to be better informed about and have more control over these technologies. Two popular ones are Ghostery and Abine. Other Companies’ Technology Hellgrave uses within its games, apps and sites.
Hellgrave analyzes traffic and other end user activity to improve the user experience. Hellgrave and companies working its behalf may use web server log files and tracking technologies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information, such as cookies, IP addresses, device type and usage information including time spent on particular pages or number of clicks.
One of our analytics partners is Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses browser cookies to generate statistics about visitors to websites, such as the number of page views or times of peak traffic. If you don’t want your anonymous browser data to be collected by Google Analytics when you visit sites that use Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out in your web browser.
To learn more or inform Google that you do not want data about your website visit sent to Google, go here
In many instances users must be logged in to social networks to access our games. We typically collect and store the social network user ID and use it for several things including identifying specific accounts.
When you create an account on Hellgrave.com we will generate and assign a Hellgrave ID to your account.