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By using ("Website") or any products or services provided by UGX-Mods (collectively "our products and services") you are agreeing to this document in its entirety.

We will make public notice about major changes to this document - we won't notify about any minor / trivial changes we may make. (fixing typos, etc.)

It's your responsibility to frequently check, read and understand this document. Don't worry - major changes will be announced.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit

Why are cookies needed?

We use our own cookies to recognize you when you visit our website or use our apps.
This means that you don’t have to log in each time you visit, and we can remember your preferences and settings.
You can see detailed information about what information is stored in these cookies by viewing our Privacy Policy.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Personalize our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Types of cookies

Cookies can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which they belong. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser
  • persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
  • third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.


What cookies are being set when I visit UGX Mods?

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Cookies on

Domain / ServiceNameLifespanCompanyInformationUsageType
depends how long the user wants to stay online. (up to 6 years)UGX-ModsWill be set if you are logged inlogin1st party 
sessionUGX-ModsSession ID for the SMF Forum
session1st party
10 yearsUGX-ModsIf set to true, the popup banner won't appear anymore which informs the user about cookie usage and our Privacy Policy.agreement1st party
*.ugx-mods.comUGX_AUTO_TIMEZONE1 year (refreshed on every visit)UGX-Mods

Stores your timezone recognized on your client to display the datetime in your local time.

{ timezone: <auto_timezone>, a: <1|0>(1 = acknowledge clicked), timezone: <stored_timezone> }

*.ugx-mods.comugxpp1 year (refreshed on every visit)UGX-Mods

Stores your opt-out settings


{ t: <1|0>(1 = opt out of tracking), a: <1|0>(1 = opt out of personalized ads) }

*.ugx-mods.comga-disable-UA-*******-*1 year (refreshed on every visit)UGX-Mods

Will be set if user chooses to opt out from tracking.

Otherwise the cookie won't be set.

Google AdSense / Doubleclick

every dayGoogle party
2 yearsGoogle party
2 yearsGoogle party

every dayCloudflare

The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

security3rd party
unknownCloudflareAlways Online feature of Cloudflare

unknownCloudflareAlways Online feature of Cloudlfare

Google Analytics - (first-party cookie)

more information including opt-out and privacy policy: &
2 yearsGoogle

Used to distinguish users. (stores the client ID)

More info:

Privacy Policy:

analytics3rd party
.ugx-mods.com_gid24 hoursGoogle

Used to distinguish users.

More info:


every dayGoogle

More Information:

analytics3rd party
.ugx-mods.com_dc_gtm_UA-*******-*1 minuteGoogleUsed to throttle request rate.

.ugx-mods.com_gac_UA-*******-*90 daysGoogleContains campaign related information for the user.

.ugx-mods.comAMP_TOKEN30 seconds to 1 yearGoogleContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

An asterisk * serves as placeholder for each sub-domain. If it's starting with a dot (".") then it means for all sub-domains.

There will be different cookies set through ads. It is impossible to list all possible cookies / values. (they usually contain the term

For Donators on our site, ads are disabled and therefore ads cookies aren't in use

Additional cookies on

expires with sessionUGX-ModsSet through JIRA for sessionsession1st party
expires with sessionUGX-ModsSet through JIRA for sessionsession1st party

Additional cookies on

sessionUGX-ModsSet through Confluence for sessionsession1st party
Google Analytics ( __utma2 yearsGoogleSet through Atlassian. party
Google Analytics ( __utmbevery dayGoogleSet through Atlassian. party
Google Analytics ( __utmcsessionGoogleSet through Atlassian. party
Google Analytics ( __utmtevery dayGoogleSet through Atlassian. party
Google Analytics ( __utmz6 monthGoogleSet through Atlassian. party

Additional cookies on

Other Third Party Cookies

UGX-Mods or other users might include content which references external resources.
These might set third party cookies (maybe also without your consent) which we can't control nor mention all here.

For example, an embedded YouTube video might set cookies from YouTube / Google.

Consent / Opt-in

For our products & services we require an explicit opt-in before any cookies, tracking or personalized ads will be set, used or shown.
Other providers might set cookies without your consent, especially if it's user generated content.

How to control cookies / Opt-out

We think it’s important that you are able to control the collection of personal data relating to your use of our products and services, and have therefore made sure that you can opt out of any personal data collection using cookies or other technologies as set out below.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

You can use the settings within your browser to control the cookies that are set on your computer or mobile device:

However, please be aware that cookies are important to many aspects for the Platform – if you set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to enjoy all of the features of the Platform. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete cookies, please visit

  • To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites, please visit

  • To opt-out of personalized ad delivery on the Google content network, please visit Google’s Ads Preferences Manager or
    if you wish to opt-out permanently even when all cookies are deleted from your browser you can install their plugin here.

  • You can also disable analytics for mobile apps from the settings screen on your mobile device.

  • You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising at the US-based choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices.

  • Or you may choose to change your browser settings to opt-out of cookies.

    • please note that as of today there is no living standard for the Do-Not-Track setting and your choice will most likely be ignored at the moment!
  • To opt out of interest-based ads on mobile devices, please follow these instructions for your mobile device:

    • On Android open the Google Settings app on your device and select “ads” to control the settings.

    • On iOS devices with iOS 6 and above use Apple’s advertising identifier.

    • To learn more about limiting ad tracking using this identifier, visit the settings menu on your device.

Consent to Cookies and Similar Technologies

We have done our best to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about our use of cookies and similar technologies.

If you choose to use our products and services without blocking, disabling cookies, opting explicitly out as described above, or opting in by accepting the usage of these technologies, you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use (in accordance with this policy and our Privacy Policy) of any personal information that we collect using these technologies. If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings, the opt-out links above, or the settings on your mobile device.

Anonymous users or guests (not registered and logged in users!) need to give consent by clicking on the "Accept" button on the cookie, tracking and advertisement information banner before any cookies will be set.