What information does Oculus Browser collect?
We collect usage statistics and crash reports to improve Oculus Browser and deliver browsing experiences that are safe, comfortable, enjoyable, and seamless. Specifically, we collect the following data to provide relevant content and to improve the Browser’s recommendations, features, and product stability:
- Usage statistics. We collect information related to your usage of the following:
- Oculus Browser New Tab Page (NTP): Oculus Browser has a feature that includes curated WebVR experiences on the New Tab Page. We measure what experiences people who use this page click on to help us improve recommendations and offer more relevant suggestions. This information is associated with your account so we can personalize suggestions we make to you.
- Domain visited: We collect the domain name of each website visited (e.g., Oculus.com), the amount of time people spend on that domain, and whether the browser crashed on that domain. We use this information to prioritize which popular sites to focus on, for example, to ensure these websites are compatible with Oculus Browser and that there are no performance or reliability issues. We only collect the domain name and not the full URL of pages visited. This information is disassociated from your account.
- Browser and its features: We also collect technical data when you use Oculus Browser and keep statistics on the popularity of certain features to prioritize investment in them. Technical data includes Oculus Browser version, device type (e.g., what VR headset you’re using), your country and language, device operating system, network information, and results of any updates or other automated processes. Examples of statistics relating to Oculus Browser features include how often a person clicks the Back button, how many bookmarks a person has added, and the popularity of different settings like the size of the browser window.
We collect crash reports to help fix and improve product stability. Crash reports generally contain the following information:
- Crash information such as time of crash, type of crash, how many files are open on the device at the time of crash, which type of process caused the crash, the call stack that points to the line of code where the crash happened, and what was in memory at the time of the crash.
- Device and application information such as browser version, device brand and model, device OS and OS version, and app ID.
- User information including country of user and user ID
Opt-out: Sharing usage statistics and crash reports is on by default. If you wish to stop sharing this information, click Settings in Oculus Browser menu and toggle the switch next to “Analytics” to Off.
What data do you collect when I use private browsing mode?
Like most browsers, we allow people to browse in private mode. In private browsing mode, we do not collect information about the websites you visit. We also do not show any website recommendations on the Oculus Browser New Tab Page when you browse in private mode, and therefore do not measure statistics on the experiences we would normally recommend.
We still collect other usage statistics, such as browser features and technical data, and crash reports in private mode browsing, unless you opt out.