SQUARE ENIX COOKIES NOTICE

Last Updated:  Thursday 29 August 2019 11:00

SQUARE ENIX COOKIES NOTICE

Last Updated:  Thursday 29 August 2019 11:00

ABOUT COOKIES

Cookies are widely used to allow online sites to function efficiently. They are small text files that (depending on your browser settings) websites and other online services deposit on your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device. These small text files are placed on your device to store data that can be recalled by a server in the domain that placed the cookie. Some cookies on Square Enix’s websites are placed by third parties acting on our behalf. We use cookies and similar technologies to store and remember your preferences and settings, enable you to sign-in, combat fraud, analyse how our services perform and fulfil the other purposes described below. Additionally, our applications use other unique identifiers, such as advertising IDs, for similar purposes.

SQUARE ENIX USE OF COOKIES

We use cookies for several purposes, depending on the Square Enix website you visit or use, and how you choose to use our websites and services. These purposes include:

Storing your preferences and settings - We use cookies to remember your preferences and settings. For example, cookies can remember your preferred language to enhance your experience on our website. Saving your preferences means you won’t have to reset your preferences every time you visit our websites.

Sign-in and authentication - We use some cookies to authenticate you. These cookies allow you, among other things, to move from page to page within Square Enix’s websites without having to sign in to an account (such as a Square Enix Membership account) on each page. Should you wish, you can also save your account sign-in information so you don’t have to sign in every time you come back to our websites.

Security, detection and investigation - We use cookies to process information that can help secure and protect our services, as well as to detect and investigate illegal activities, fraud and abuse.

Social media - Our websites and services may use social media cookies, including cookies that help you share content to your social media accounts.

Interest-based advertising - We may use cookies to collect data about your online activity and identify your interests so that we can provide advertising that is most relevant to you.

Analytics - We use cookies and other unique identifiers to gather usage and performance data. For example, we use cookies to count the number of unique visitors to our websites.

Performance - We use cookies to understand and improve how our products perform. For example, we use cookies to gather data that helps with load balancing; this helps ensure that our websites remain up and running.

COOKIES COMMONLY USED ON SQUARE ENIX WEBSITES

Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list; it is intended to identify some of the primary types of cookies we typically set. If you visit one of our websites, we may set some or all of the following cookies:

NameDescription
_dc_gtm_UA-116957576-1Analytics
___utmvcAnalytics
_gat_gtag_UA_43364669_1Analytics
_gat_gtag_UA_43364669_4Analytics
_gaInterest-Based Advertising
_gat_UA-116957576-1Interest-Based Advertising
_gcl_auInterest-Based Advertising
_gidInterest-Based Advertising
_gatInterest-Based Advertising
_scidInterest-Based/Social Media
_fbpInterest-Based/Social Media
EIMSPerformance
RTPerformance
tokenPerformance
langPerformance
routePerformance
bolt_sessionPerformance
PHPSESSIDPerformance
incap_ses_1229_1673571Performance
nlbi_1673571Performance
visid_incap_1673571Performance
incap_ses_874_2084627Performance
nlbi_2084627Performance
visid_incap_2084627Performance
incap_ses_874_1822520Performance
visid_incap_1822520Performance
incap_ses_874_1784082Performance
nlbi_1784082Performance
visid_incap_1784082Performance
incap_ses_874_1715477Performance
visid_incap_1715477Performance
incap_ses_874_1786479Performance
visid_incap_1786479Performance
incap_ses_874_1783534Performance
visid_incap_1783534Performance
incap_ses_874_1962360Performance
visid_incap_1962360Performance

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

In addition to the cookies Square Enix sets when you visit our websites or use our services, third-party companies we hire to provide services on our behalf, such as site analytics, may place cookies when you visit our websites or use our services.

ADVERTISING COOKIES

Square Enix, and third parties operating on our behalf, may place targeted advertising cookies on your device in order to show you advertisements for services and products that will be of interest to you. We may also use these cookies to limit the number of times you see a particular advertisement or to show you advertisements more closely targeted to you, based on your browsing behaviour.

Targeted advertising cookies uniquely identify your browser and/or device. If you disable these cookies (for example, by following the steps in the Managing Cookies section below) you may still receive advertisements from Square Enix but they won’t be tailored to your interests.

The Network Advertising Initiative and Your Online Choices websites provide mechanisms for opting-out of some such advertising.

RESTRICTING, BLOCKING OR DELETING COOKIES

If you would rather restrict, block or delete cookies from Square Enix’s websites or any other website, you can use your browser or device’s operating system to do so. We provide some recommended steps on how to do this below in the managing cookies section. However, each browser and device manages cookies differently, so check the instructions for your browser or operating system.

MANAGING COOKIES

Most web browsers and devices automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. Below are examples of how to access cookie control settings in some browsers and devices. The following is not an exhaustive list and functionality may change as browsers and devices update. For more information on how to manage cookies with your browser and/or device, please refer to the instructions for that browser or device.

Google Chrome™ Browser
1. Go to the “Settings” menu
2. Select “Advanced”
3. In the “Privacy and security” section select “Site Settings”
4. Find and select “Cookies”
5. Make your preferred selection

Microsoft Edge browser
1. Go to the “Menu”
2. Select “Settings”
3. Find and select “Privacy & Security”
4. In “Clear Browsing data” select “Cookies and saved website data”
5. Make your preferred selection

Firefox browser
1. Go to the “Menu”
2. Select “Settings”
3. In “Site settings” select “Cookies”
4. Make your preferred selection

Apple iOS Safari browser
1. Tap on the “Settings” application from your home screen
2. Find and tap on the “Safari” menu item
3. Under the “PRIVACY & SECURITY” section locate the “Block All Cookies” menu item
4. Make your preferred selection

Android™ internet browsers
1. Tap on the “Settings” application from your home screen or under “Apps”
2. Under the “Device” section tap on the “Applications” menu item
3. Find and tap the “Internet” menu item
4. Find and tap the “Privacy” menu item
5. Make your preferred selection

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions on this Cookies Notice or Square Enix’s use of cookies, you can email us at dsar@eu.square-enix.com.

CHANGES TO THIS COOKIES NOTICE

We may change this Cookie Notice from to time as our services and products change. You should check here regularly to see the current Cookie Notice that is in effect and any changes that may have been made to it.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND TRADEMARKS

Please note that Square Enix is not connected to and does not control any of the non-Square Enix websites linked to or referenced in this Notice. Square Enix is not responsible for their content.

Google, Chrome, Google Chrome, and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. Firefox is a trademark of the Mozilla Foundation in the US and other countries. Apple and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.