1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is small text file that is stored in your web browser after your visit a website. Cookies assist the website in remembering information about your visit, such as your unique browser session and settings. Cookies can help provide you with a better experience when you use the xHamster service.
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies, and they are erased after you close your browser. When you restart your browser and return to the xHamster service, the website will not recognize you and you will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your unique preferences/settings again. Persistent cookies remain in your browser’s subfolders until they expire or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set within the cookies themselves, and some may expire after a few minutes while others may expire after many years.
The xHamster service uses both “first party cookies,” which are cookies placed by the xHamster service, and “third party cookies,” which are cookies placed by other select companies.
2. What cookies are used when I use the xHamster service?
Cookies may be set by the xHamster service when you visit xHamster’s websites, or they may be set by a third party that runs content on the page you are viewing. Some cookies will only be used when you use certain features on the xHamster service, and some cookies will always be used. You can refer to our current cookie list to learn more about each cookie the xHamster service uses. We reserve the right to amend and modify this list, so there may be additional cookies that are not currently listed.
Each cookie the xHamster service uses serves a variety of purposes, including:
Preferences – these first party cookies store your xHamster service preferences, such as your language, volume, HD mode, and communications preferences. Additionally, they provide you with customized content and features through our plugins.
Analytics – the xHamster service uses these cookies to track information about how we make improvements to the xHamster service and report our performance. We use these cookies to track our sites and plugins performances across the globe. Similarly, we may also use these analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to gauge users’ reactions. Analytics may either be first or third party cookies.
Advertising – these third party advertising cookies are placed by advertising platforms or networks to show you relevant advertising both on and off the xHamster service. Similarly, our partners may also use these cookies to learn whether members who saw an ad on the xHamster service and later visited the advertiser’s website. These advertising networks can deliver ads that may be relevant to your based on your activities, commonly known as “targeted” advertising.
4. What are my cookie options?
If you do not want to receive cookies through the xHamster service, you can change your browser settings. To learn more about how to do this, please visit the help pages of your browser. If you use the xHamster service without changing your browser settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the xHamster service. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you may not be able to use all of the features the xHamster service offers, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages may not display properly.
5. Does the xHamster service use any other data about me?