Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
All media used on this site is in the context of a review or used to create an educational resource about a variety of video games.
We capture our own images/screenshots from our own time spent playing each game. This means we source 100% unique images from our own gameplay for educational purposes.
As such, all media on this site that is copyrighted and has been published with the fair use clause under local copyright law. However, if you see any material that you own and you want it taken down, please contact us directly and we will immediately remove this material. You can contact us on this page.
Sometimes certain pieces of media may be sourced with a reference to the original creator and/or copyright holder. Our writers are trained to capture their own images, but we can only verify this based on our knowledge of each piece of content. Because of this, it is possible that some works may reference a person or organization that doesn’t wish to be credited, or doesn’t wish to have anything displayed on this site. We take these concerns very seriously and we take action immediately upon being notified.
If you browse our website then we may track anonymized user behavior through Google Analytics. We cannot track any personally identifying details, although any data tied to a Google Account may be anonymized & accessible (such as gender, age range, and geographic region).
This tracking is only used for us to see how many people visit the website over a period of time, and to get a broad overall view of our audience demographic. Some of this anonymous data might be accessible to advertisers via 3rd party advertising partners, but Guide Strats does not personally have access to any identifying data from any of our visitors. We also do not store any personal data on our servers.
We may also use 3rd-party cookies or 1st-party cookies as they related to on-site programmatic advertising. This data is only accessible to our advertising partners, and it’s limited to broadly anonymized data (unless otherwise authorized by you or your account).
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).
Embedded content from other websites will behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics to track user behaviors and stats like total pages visited, time on page, and similar features.
These stats do not include personally identifying information and they are completely anonymous. This data is really useful so we can tell how many visitors we get in a given month and which pieces of content are the most valuable to our readers.
However if you really do not want your session analytics tracked you can use this plugin from Google. Please read more on this help page.
What rights you have over your data?
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.
Generally we will not have any personal data on any visitors, and if this is the case then we can let you know what (if any) data we have saved upon request. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you wish to opt out of ad services such as Google AdSense trackers you can visit this page for help.