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We will make public notice about major changes to this document - but since this is a living document currently - 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 itthis 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?

  • - (First Party) Used to store your login session for the website - (Third Party) Used for your Steam login session and storing your steam profile ID on your profile. If you do not associate your Steam profile with your UGX-Mods account, this cookie will not be setand other information.
  •, * - (Third Party) Used for our YouTube "Subscribe" button as well as the embedded YouTube videos available on the forum.
  •,, - (Third Party) Used for embedded banner ads provided though Google Adsense.

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Cookies on


Domain / ServiceName
1st or 3rd party?
depends how long the user wants to stay online. (up to 6 years)UGX-ModsWill be set if you are logged inlogin1st party
expires with
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) }

-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
store (*

Used to distinguish users. (stores the client ID)

More info:

Privacy Policy:

analytics3rd party
Google Analytics
_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



1st or 3rd party?
expires with sessionUGX-ModsSet through JIRA for sessionsession1st party
expires with sessionUGX-ModsSet through JIRA for sessionsession1st party

Additional cookies

on Expires
1st or 3rd party?expires with
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.

Third Party Cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we work with various reputable companies to help us analyse how the Website is used, and to optimise our Website and Apps to deliver the best possible experience. The following companies help us achieve this through use of cookies:


  • Sovrn collects anonymous site visit data.
  • Sovrn collects only anonymous information unless a reader chooses to submit personal information to Sovrn.
  • Users may opt out of this anonymous data collection by installing the Lijit “opt-out” cookie. Click here to install this cookie.
  • Sovrn’s privacy policy can be reviewed at the following location:

Google Analytics and Google Website Optimizer

Google Analytics and Google Website Optimizer are services provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our website. Google Web Optimzer uses the same cookies to measure how different users respond to different content. The information generated by these cookies (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your, and other users’, use of our website, compiling reports for us on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Please note that Google only receives your truncated IP address. This is sufficient for Google to identify (approximately) the country from which you are visiting our sites or accessing our players, but is not sufficient to identify you, or your computer or mobile device, individually.

You can find more information here, including a link to Google’s privacy policy.

To opt out of this analysis by Google, please see the Opting Out section below.

Google AdWords and Google Remarketing

We use the online advertising program Google AdWords and the Google Remarketing technology, both operated by the company Google Inc. ("Google") .

For measuring conversion with Google AdWords, a conversion tracking cookie is placed when a user clicks on an advertisement delivered by Google (“Ads”). Conversion tracking cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. Google uses a different cookie for each Google AdWords customer and there is no consolidation of the cookie data with other data. If you click on one of our Ads and proceed to a page equipped with a conversion tag and the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion is documented. With the help of the conversion tracking cookie we see the total number of conversions and are able to review the performance of our Ads. You can find more information about Google AdWords here.

When you click on one of our Ads, a Google Remarketing cookie is placed. This cookie helps to serve our Ads to you at a later time when you browse pages of the Google content network. Remarketing cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. For more information on Google Remarketing, please see here.

To opt out of personalized ad serving by Google, please see the Opting Out section below.


We also use DoubleClick, an ad serving service operated by Google Ireland Limited (“Google Ireland”). Google Ireland uses cookies in order to facilitate to show relevant and interesting ads to you. When you interact with our Platform your browser automatically makes information available to Google Ireland on our behalf, including your IP-address. This information about your use of the Platform will solely be used to create pseudonym profiles based on your interests. These enable us to display more appealing advertising to you. You can find more information on Double Click cookies here. If you wish to opt out of personalized ad serving by Google Ireland, please see the Opting Out section below.

Please be aware that even if you opt out of interest-based ads, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your current IP-address, your browser type and recent, previous searches related to your current search.

Opting Out

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 Website products and Appsservices, and have therefore made sure that you can opt out of any personal data collection using cookies or other technologies as set out below. (Please note that you cannot opt out of our use of Flash cookies or HTML5 local storage as these are necessary for the technical operation of the platform. However, we do not use these technologies to collect any personal data.)


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

    Users may opt out of this anonymous data collection by installing the Lijit “opt-out” cookie. Click here to install this cookie
  • To opt-out of analysis by by Google Analytics on  on our website and other websites, please visit

  • Sovrn collects only anonymous information unless a reader chooses to submit personal information to Sovrn.
  • To opt-out of of personalized ad delivery on the Google content  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 the Website or Apps without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of these technologies (as described above)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 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 button on the cookie, tracking and advertisement information banner before any cookies will be set.

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