Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information that most websites set on devices’ browsers to remember something about their visitors at a later date.

There are two main types of cookies: Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. A Session Cookie disappears after you close your browser. A Persistent Cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the website. We may use both types of cookies.

The cookies on our website are either set by us or by third-party partners and fall into the following categories:

First-party Cookies

Cookie name

Description

Duration

GCLB

Used to ensure website stability

Session

PHPSESSID

Used to remember your settings between pages

Session

Third-party services

Performance

We want to ensure we provide a good experience on AWSMVPN. These cookies allow us to monitor how visitors use our website. This information provides us with anonymous statistics on how many people visit the website, where they have come from and the pages they visit so that we can continue to develop and improve the website and our services.

Third Party

Description

Google Analytics

Collects statistical information about how you use the site so that we can improve the site
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Hotjar

Helps monitor website use so that we can improve the site
https://docs.hotjar.com/docs/hotjar-cookies

Functionality

These cookies allow you to share content from the AWSMVPN website on popular social media platforms.

Third party

Description

Facebook

Social media integration
https://facebook.com/policy.php

Twitter

Social media integration
https://dev.twitter.com/web/overview/privacy

Advertising

Some of these cookies allow us to track the performance of our online advertising campaigns. Others allow third parties to identify what you show an interest in, allowing a more personalized and relevant selection of advertisements to be displayed when you browse the internet.

Third party

Description

Google Adwords

Tracks performance of advertising campaigns
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Facebook Ads

Tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Bing

Tracks performance of advertising campaigns.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/default.aspx

Special offers

These cookies allow us to provide you with special offers across the site without becoming annoying by showing you too many pop-up messages.

Third party

Description

Optinmonster

Provides special offers to specific customers.
https://optinmonster.com/docs/how-optin-cookies-and-the-global-cookie-work-in-optinmonster/

Affiliate links

When you visit one of the VPN providers from our website, it’s likely that you’ll do so via an affiliate link. When you click on these links a cookie is set and, if you sign up for a VPN subscription, the provider is able to identify that you have come from our website and we may earn a commission as a result. These commissions allow us to continue providing a free service to you.

The Affiliate Marketing Council, part of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) a trade association for online and mobile advertising, has created a website dedicated to helping you understand how affiliate marketing works.

Third-party cookies

Here is a list of the main cookies set by the third-party services we use to improve your experience on our website and a brief description of what they do.

Cookie

Description

Duration

_ga

Google Analytics cookie used to identify unique users.

2 Years

_gat

Google Analytics cookie that limits the number of requests made to their servers.

10 Minutes

_omappvs

Optinmonster cookie that helps prevent excessive display of overlay messages

Session

_omappvp

Optinmonster cookie that identifies first-time visitors to the site

10 Years, 11 months

_om-success-cookie

Optinmonster cookie that lets us know that you have used a special offer

24 hours

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. 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.