Date of Last Revision: January 2022
Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones and other devices. Other storage technologies are used for similar purposes, such as storing data on your web browser or device or placing identifiers on your device and other software. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as "cookies".
Cookies help us to provide, protect and improve the Oculus Services, such as by remembering your choices and settings, personalizing content, tailoring and measuring ads, and providing a safer experience. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update the Oculus Services, we use them for the following purposes:
- Security, site and integrity
- For example: Cookies help us to fight spam and phishing attacks by enabling us to identify computers engaging in suspicious activity.
- Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement
Cookies are used to help show you relevant content and ads and to measure the performance of ad campaigns, including on third-party websites.
- For example: Cookies allow us to help deliver ads about Oculus and recommend products and services based on your activity on the Oculus Services. For example, the ‘_fbp’ cookie identifies browsers for the purposes of providing advertising and site analytics services and has a lifespan of 90 days.
- Providing features and remembering preferences
- For example: Cookies help us to route traffic between servers and understand how quickly our Oculus Services load for different people. Cookies also help us to record the ratio and dimensions of your screen and windows and know whether you've enabled high-contrast mode so that we can render our sites and apps correctly. For example, we set the ‘dpr’ and ‘wd’ cookies, each with a lifespan of 7 days, for purposes including to deliver an optimal experience for your device’s screen.
- Analytics and research
- For example: Cookies can help us understand how people use the Oculus Services, analyze which parts of the Oculus Services people find most useful and engaging, and identify features that could be improved.
Although most browsers and devices accept cookies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear, configure or decline disable cookies. Follow the instructions provided by your website or mobile browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility) to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies or other technologies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Oculus Services, and other parts of our Oculus Services may not function properly.
Check your mobile device settings that control ads based on your interactions with the applications on your device. For example, on your iOS device you can enable the "Limit Ad Tracking" setting, and on your Android device you can enable the "Opt out of Ads Personalization" setting.
To turn off the sharing of usage statistics and crash reports from your Oculus Browser, click Settings in Oculus Browser and toggle the switch next to Analytics to Off.
To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google's opt-out browser add-on. To opt out of ads on Facebook, Pinterest or Google that are targeted to your interests, you can adjust your Facebook, Pinterest or Google ads settings. For information on managing Flash cookies, please visit the Adobe Flash Player website. Your browser's privacy controls may enable you to manage other types of local storage.
For information on how our advertising partners allow you to opt out of receiving ads based on your web browsing history, please visit https://optout.aboutads.info. European users may opt out of receiving targeted advertising through the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance. For more information, please visit https://youronlinechoices.eu.
Last update: July 28, 2021