What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites and occasionally by emails. They provide useful information to companies like Nintendo, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site (nintendoservicecentre.co.uk) (the “Site”) more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from Nintendo.
For us, cookies help us to understand how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.
Cookies set by Third Parties (Google Analytics)
Google Analytics is used on all pages of the Site, to make sure the Site is meeting the needs of the people who visit it. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they have visited.
Details of these cookies can be found below:
Default Expiration: 2 years
Default Expiration: 30 mins from set/update
Description: Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Default Expiration: End of browser session
Default Expiration: 6 months from set/update
Description: Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
Default Expiration: 2 years from set/update
Default Expiration: 10 years
Referrers, IP addresses and environment variables
A "referrer" is the information passed along by a web browser that references the Web URL you linked from, and it is automatically gathered by our Web server. This information is used by Nintendo to identify broad demographic trends that may be used to provide information tailored to your interests.
IP addresses are automatically gathered by our web server. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you. You will not be personally identified from this information.
Environment variables we gather include time spent on each page, type of web browser being used, the operating system/platform, and CPU speed (computer processing speed). This information is used only for broad demographic information. This information is used by us in identifying broad demographic trends and may be used to provide information tailored to your interests.
How to block cookies
You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings, which can be adjusted to refuse the settings of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out more
You'll find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, please see your handset manual.