Cookies Policy

In the course of visiting our website, accessing your user account, and viewing ads, a "cookie" may be placed on your browser. This page informs our users how we use cookies on this site. By continuing to use our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

Information about Cookies

A "cookie" is a piece of data in the form of a text file that is stored on your device when a user visits a website. This cookie remembers various information about you such as: login information, preferred language, and other data.

The cookies we use on our website are call first party cookies. First party cookies allow us to provide an overall better experience while using our website. Our cookies will remember your user session to assist you in navigation, save your user preferences, and recognize you on return visits.

We also use third party cookies, which are cookies from a different domain. Third party cookies are primarily used for advertising and analyzing website traffic.

Following is a list of cookies we use on our website. Cookies are classified in the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • Performance Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Targeting Cookies

First Party Cookies We Set

  • PHPSESSID : Preserves user session state across page requests.
  • wordpress_test_cookie : Used on sites built with Wordpress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled
  • freeware_file_download : Determines is user initiated download on a domain other than freewarefiles.com
  • Passcookie : Used to store password login data.
  • Usercookie : Used to store username login data.
  • freeware : Used to prevent user from abusing review system

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics - Google Analytics is used to gathers information understand interactions with our website traffic. Your can opt-out of data collection at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en Cookies:

  • _gat : used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
  • _gid : stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
  • _ga : used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.

Google Adsense - Google Adsense is a third-party advertising network. Learn more about Google's use of cookies at: http://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites Cookies:

  • __gads : associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. It expires in 2 years.

Exponential - Exponential is a third-party advertising network. Cookies:

  • ANON_ID : Links to the web user's browser to a profile which contains the behaviors the user has displayed. It expires in 3 months.

Facebook - We use the facebook plug-in on our website. Learn more about Facebook's data protection regulations at: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation Cookies:

  • impression.php/# : Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button.

Google Plus - We use the Google Plus plug-in on our website. Learn more about Google's +1 button at: http://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

AddThis - AddThis is a social bookmarking service we use. Learn more about their service at: http://www.addthis.com/privacy Cookies:

  • xtc : Registers the user's sharing of content via social media. Expires in 13 months.
  • loc : Geolocation to determin how users who share information are geographically located (state level). Expires in 13 months.
  • uid : Creates a unique user ID. Expires in 1 year.
  • uvc : Detects how often the social service encounters the same user. Expires in 13 months.

Managing Cookies

To learn more about how to manage and disable cookies, visit Cookies & You. Cookies & You is a useful guide explaining how to disable all cookies, third-party cookies, and cookies on various browsers and devices.