Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy applies to the websites of Avast Software s.r.o. and its affiliates (collectively as “we,” “us” or “our”).

If you live in the European Economic Area, the Controller of your personal data is Avast Software s.r.o., which has its principal place of business at 1737/1A Pikrtova, Prague 4, Czech Republic, 140 00.


What Are Cookies and How We Use Them

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. You can find more about cookies here.

We use cookies, and other similar technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons, to remember your preferences, to personalize your experience on our sites, tell us which parts of our websites people have visited, help us measure the effectiveness of campaigns, and give us insights into user interactions and user base as a whole so we can improve our communications and products.


We Use Third-party Cookies

You can find a list of the third-party cookies that we use on our sites along with other relevant information in the cookie table below. While we do our best to keep this table updated, please note that the number and names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change from time to time.

Generally, we may receive reports based on the use of third-party technologies by their third-party providers on an individual as well as aggregated basis. We may also partner with a third party either to display advertising on our site or to manage our advertising on this site and other sites using information from the cookies.


How You Can Disable Cookies or Opt Out of Interest-based Targeting

If you do not wish to allow the use of cookies, you can disable them through your browser settings. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. We do note, however, that not all browsers across all platforms may support this functionality.

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below the relevant links to the main browsers:

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

You can opt out of interest-based targeting provided by participating ad servers through:

In addition, on your iPhone, iPad or Android, you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads in the following manner:

  • iOS devices: go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising > enable Limit Ad Tracking. Please note that if you use more than one device, you need to opt-out separately in each device.
  • Android devices: Please follow the instructions set forth at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en. Please note that if you use more than one device, you need to opt-out separately in each device.
  • Please note that if you disable cookies, our websites may not function properly or at all or your access to our websites and their features may be affected or restricted.


    Across all of our websites, we use these cookies:

    Necessary cookies

    We primarily use cookies to provide you with a consistent and accurate service. Other cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They also provide you with features.

    Cookie Name

    Cookie Source (1st/3rd Party)

    Retention Period

    Avast

    AVG

    CCleaner

    __hs_opt_out;

    __hs_do_not_track; h-open; hs-messages-hide-welcome-message; __hsmem; __hstc;

    hubspotutk; __hssc; __hssrcs_ab_test; _key; hs-messages-is

    1st

    Up to 13 months

     ✓

    apex__avastLocale

    1st

    Session

     ✓

    apex__searchAttempts

    1st

    2 hours

     ✓

     ✓

    apex__avastSCLocale

    1st

    365 days

     ✓

    apex__avastNoPts

    1st

    Session

     ✓

    apex__avastLastVisitedArticle

    1st

    Session

     ✓

     ✕

     ✕

    apex__avastConsent

    1st

    14 days

     ✓

    apex__avgLocale

    1st

    336 days

     ✕

     ✓

    apex__language

    1st

    Session

     ✕

     ✓

    avgLocale

    1st

    365 days

     ✕

     ✓

    geoip

    1st

    30 days

     ✕

     ✓

    avastComLocale

    1st

    1 year

      ✓

    consentAccepted

    1st

    14 days

      ✓

      ✓

     ✕

    couponfield

    1st

     14 days

      ✓

     ✕

     ✕

    AKA_A2

    3rd - Akamai

    1 hour

     ✓

    RT

    3rd - Akamai

    7 days

     ✓

    JSESSIONID

    3rd

    Session

     ✓

     ✓

    loc

    3rd - Addthis.com

    13 months

     ✓

    uvc

    3rd - Addthis.com

    13 months

     ✓

    ARRAffinity

    1st

    Session

     ✓

    _cc_cookiesAccepted, _cc_langChoice

    1st

    365 days

     ✓

    Performance, Analytics and Research cookies

    Cookies help us learn how well our websites and services perform. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including to create logs and record when you access our websites from different devices, such as your computer or your mobile device.

    Cookie Name

    Cookie Source (1st/3rd Party)

    Retention Period

    Avast

    AVG

    CCleaner

    __iniSrc

    1st

    Up to 72 hours

     ✓

     ✓

     ✓

    FULL_trSrc

    1st

    2 hours

     ✓

    __trSrc

    1st

    Up to 72 hours

     ✓

     ✓

     ✓

    __utmzzses

    1st

    Session

     ✓

    pgdwlid

    1st

    Up to 72 hours

    UFCounter

    1st

    6 months

     ✓

    UTM_SOURCE

    1st

    1 year

     ✓

    UTM_AFFSOURCE

    1st

    Up to 60 days

     ✓

     ✕

    cjEvent

    1st

    Up to 60 days

     ✓

    _ga

    3rd - Google Analytics

    2 years

     ✓

    _gaexp

    3rd - Google Optimize

    Test's length

     ✓

    Web Beacon

    3rd - Capterra

    Not stored

     ✓

     ✕

     ✕

    _hjClosedSurveyInvites
    _hjDonePolls
    _hjMinimizedPolls
    _hjDoneTestersWidgets
    _hjMinimizedTestersWidgets
    _hjIncludedInSample
    _hjShownFeedbackMessage

    3rd - Hotjar

    1 year

     ✓

    optimizelyEndUserId; optimizelyRedirectData

    3rd - Optimizely

    6 months

     ✓

     ✕

     ✕

    _vis_opt*

    _vwo_uuid*

    3rd - Visual Website Optimizer

    365 days

     ✓

     ✕

     ✓

    yabs-sid; i; yandexuid; yp; yuidss

    3rd - Yandex

    Session; 1 year; 1 year; 3650 days; 1 year

     ✓

     ✕

    AMP_TOKEN

    3rd - Google

    Up to 1 year

     ✓

    _gid

    3rd - Google

    1 day

     ✓

     ✓

    _hjid

    3rd - Hotjar

    356 days

     ✓

     ✓

    Web Beacon

    3rd - A8 Fly

    IronSource

    Spiceworks

    My Target - VKontakte

    Not stored

     ✓

     ✕

    ✕ 

    Web Beacon

    3rd - Outbrain

    Not stored

     ✕

     ✓

     ✕

    Web Beacon

    3rd - Commission Junction

    Not stored

     ✓

     ✓

     ✓

    _cc_xsource

    1st

    30 minutes

     ✕

     ✕

     ✓

    Advertising cookies

    We may use cookies to help us deliver marketing campaigns and track their performance. Similarly, our partners may use cookies to provide us with information about your interactions with their services, but use of those third-party cookies would be subject to the service provider’s privacy controls, such as privacy policies or opt-out mechanisms, which you may find below.

    Cookie Name

    Cookie Source (1st/3rd Party)

    Retention Period

    Avast

    AVG

    CCleaner

    Privacy Controls

    MUIDB; MUID

    3rd - Bing

    13 months

     ✓

     ✓

     ✓

    Opt Out

    sid

    3rd - Seznam.cz Sklik

    29 days

     ✓

     ✓

    Privacy Policy

    _ym_d; _ym_isad; _ym_uid

    3rd - Yandex Metrica

    1 year; 1 day; 1 year

     ✓

     ✕

    Opt Out

    _gat_UA-*

    3rd - Google Analytics

    1 minute

     ✓

    Opt Out

    NID; SID; IDE; ANID; DSID; FLC; AID; TAID; __gads; __gac; Conversion

    3rd - Google Advertising Network

    Google API

    Up to 2 years

     ✓

    Opt Out

    _fbp

    3rd - Facebook

    120 days

     ✓

     ✕

    Opt Out

    fr

    3rd - Facebook

    120 days

     ✓

    ✓ 

     ✕

    Opt Out

    lidc; bcookie; BizoID; UserMatchHistory

    3rd - LinkedIn Ad Analytics

    1 day; 1 year; 6 months

     ✓

     ✕

    ✕ 

    Opt Out

    1P_JAR

    3rd - Google

    30 days

     ✓

     ✓

    Opt Out

    _gcl_au

    3rd - Google

    120 days

     ✓

    Opt Out

    Web Beacon

    3rd - Ginga

    Not stored

     ✓

     ✕

     ✕

    Privacy Policy

    Web Beacon

    3rd - SalesForce

    Not stored

     ✓

     ✕

     ✕

    Opt Out

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