A cookie is a small piece of data that allows your browser to maintain a
session when visiting different pages on our website. If you use Itch.io or any
sites contained within our domain,
itch.io, then both first and third party
cookies may be set when you access the site.
Our cookie usage falls into two categories:
Account Sessions: Cookies are used for logging into user accounts, and storing data about your preferences for browsing. Additionally, these cookies are used for security measures like Cross Site Request Forgery) protection.
Generally, the data we collect from you is via form submission. Some data, though, is determined from your browsing history. This can include things like user preferences, and sessions identification tokens.
Here is a list of the first-party cookies may be set by Itch.io, and what their purpose is.
|itchio||Your session on the site, including what account you are logged into|
|itchio_token||A random string used for Cross Site Request Forgery protection|
|itchio_id||A random unique identifier used to identify your unique session on the website|
|itchio_refs, itchio_ca||Records what pages on itch.io you came from when downloading or purchasing. It is used for aggregated analytics on user behavior|
|ref:register:*||A set of cookies that tell us what page you came from when you register a new account|
Additionally, the follwing third-party services may appear on some pages:
|Stripe||Accept credit card payments and provide fraud risk analysis||https://stripe.com/gb/privacy|
|Google Analytics||Measure site traffic and performance||https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|Facebook Analytics||Analytics pixel and conversion tracking for sellers that utilize advertisements linking to itch.io pages||https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217|
|Twitter Analytics||Analytics pixel and conversion tracking for sellers that utilize advertisements linking to itch.io pages||https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads|
|YouTube||Project pages and user generated comments can contain YouTube embeds to share video||https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3181017?hl=en|
|Vimeo||Project pages and user generated comments can contain Vimeo embeds to share video||https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy|
If you do not wish to have cookies set by a third-party, you can adjust the settings on your internet browser to choose what cookies can be set. For more information, refer to the help section of your browser.
Cookies set by your browser have an expiration date assigned to them. At any time you can explicitly remove these cookies from your browser to remove the data they contain about you. Keep in mind this may effect how your session functions.
If you have any questions, please contact support.