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    Oculus Cookie Policy

    Date of Last Revision: October 11, 2020

    Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. Other storage technologies are used for similar purposes, such as storing data on your web browser or device, placing identifiers on your device and other software. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as "cookies."

    We use cookies if you access and use Oculus websites, Oculus Browser or Oculus mobile apps (“Oculus Services”). Cookies enable us to offer Oculus Services to you and to understand the information we receive about you, whether or not you are registered or logged in.

    This policy explains how we use cookies and the choices you have. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, the Supplemental Oculus Data Policy or the Oculus Privacy Policy (as applicable) will apply to our processing of the data we collect via cookies.

    Why do we use cookies?

    Cookies help us provide, protect and improve the Oculus Services, such as by remembering your choices and settings, personalizing content, tailoring and measuring ads, and providing a safer experience. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update the Oculus Services, we use them for the following purposes:

    • Authentication

      We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you're logged in so we can make it easier for you to access the Oculus Services and show you the appropriate experience and features.

      • For example: We use cookies to keep you logged in as you navigate between Oculus webpages. Cookies also help us remember your browser so you do not have to keep logging into your account when you are browsing the Oculus website.

    • Security, site and integrity

      We use cookies to help us keep your account, data and the Oculus Services safe and secure.

      • For example: Cookies can help us identify and impose additional security measures when someone may be attempting to access an Oculus account without authorization, for instance, by rapidly guessing different passwords. We also use cookies to store information that allows us to recover your account in the event that you forget your password or to require additional authentication if you tell us that your account has been hacked.

      We also use cookies to combat activity that violates our policies or otherwise degrades our ability to provide the Oculus Services.

      • For example: Cookies help us fight spam and phishing attacks by enabling us to identify computers that are used to create large numbers of fake Oculus accounts.

    • Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement

      Cookies are used to help show you relevant content and ads, and to measure the performance of ad campaigns, including on third-party websites.

      • For example: Cookies allow us to help deliver ads about Oculus and recommend products and services based on your activity on the Oculus Services.

    • Providing features and remembering preferences

      We use cookies to remember your settings and preferences and to enable the functionality that helps us provide the Oculus Services.

      • For example: Cookies help us store preferences and provide you with customized content and experiences. For instance, cookies allow us to remember your language choice and locale.

    • Performance

      We use cookies to provide you with the best experience possible.

      • For example: Cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how quickly our Oculus Services load for different people. Cookies also help us record the ratio and dimensions of your screen and windows and know whether you've enabled high-contrast mode, so that we can render our sites and apps correctly.

    • Analytics and research

      We use cookies to better understand how people use the Oculus Services so that we can improve them.

      • For example: Cookies can help us understand how people use the Oculus Services, analyze which parts of the Oculus Services people find most useful and engaging, and identify features that could be improved.

    Do other parties use cookies in connection with the Oculus Services?

    Yes, other parties may use cookies on the Oculus Services for the purposes described above.

    For example, our measurement partners use cookies on the Oculus Services to help us understand the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to compare the performance of those campaigns to ads displayed on other websites and apps. Learn more about the companies that use cookies on the Oculus Services.

    How can you control our use of cookies?

    You have a number of options to control or limit how we and our partners use cookies and similar technologies, including for advertising.

    • Although most browsers and devices accept cookies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear, configure or decline disable cookies. Follow the instructions provided by your website or mobile browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility) to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies or other technologies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Oculus Services and other parts of our Oculus Services may not function properly.

    • Check your mobile device settings that control ads based on your interactions with the applications on your device. For example, on your iOS device, you can enable the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting, and on your Android device, you can enable the “Opt out of Ads Personalization” setting.

    • To turn off sharing usage statistics and crash reports from your Oculus Browser, click Settings in Oculus Browser and toggle the switch next to Analytics to Off.

    • To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt out browser add-on. To opt out of ads on Facebook, Pinterest or Google that are targeted to your interests, you can adjust your Facebook, Pinterest or Google ads settings. For information on managing Flash cookies, please visit the Adobe Flash Player website. Your browser’s privacy controls may enable you to manage other types of local storage.

    • For information on how our advertising partners allow you to opt out of receiving ads based on your web browsing history, please visit https://optout.aboutads.info. European users may opt out of receiving targeted advertising through the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance. For more information, please visit https://youronlinechoices.eu.

    More information about online advertising:

    The advertising companies we work with generally use cookies and similar technologies as part of their services. To learn more about how advertisers generally use cookies and the choices they offer, you can review the following resources:

    APPENDIX 1

    List of Companies

    Listed below are the names and websites of some of the companies that use cookies on the Oculus Services.

    Last update: October 11, 2020

    APPENDIX 2

    Browser cookies

    To provide the Oculus Services, we store cookies on your browser. Below, you can find more information about the cookies that we use. The cookies that we use include session cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until they expire or you delete them. We occasionally make changes, so the specific cookies we're using may vary from what's described below.

    Last update: October 11, 2020

    Persistent cookies

    Authentication

    Security, site and product integrity

    Advertising and measurement

    Site features and services

    Performance

    Analytics and research

    Session cookies