WECHAT - COOKIES POLICY

Last updated: 2021-08-19

This Cookies Policy applies to you only if you are a WeChat user, meaning that you have registered by linking a mobile number that uses an international dialing code other than +86 ("non-Chinese mainland mobile number").

This Privacy Policy does not apply to you if you are a Weixin user. You are a Weixin user if you have either:

If you are a Weixin user, you are subject to the Weixin Agreement on Software License and Service of Tencent Weixin and Weixin Privacy Protection Guidelines.

You can also check whether you are a WeChat or Weixin user by clicking "Me" > "Settings" > "About" and then clicking the link to the "Terms of Service". If you see the WeChat – Terms of Service then you are a WeChat user. If you see the Agreement on Software License and Service of Tencent Weixin then you are a Weixin user.

If you subsequently change your phone number (either from a Chinese mainland mobile number to a non-Chinese mainland mobile number, or vice versa) you will be required to convert your account (to either a WeChat or Weixin account, depending on your new phone number). If you convert your Weixin account to a WeChat account, this Cookies Policy applies to you from the date our system records such conversion. If you convert your WeChat account to a Weixin account, this Cookies Policy ceases to apply to you from the date our system records such conversion.

In this Cookies Policy, "we", "us" and "our" refers to:

For the purpose of any personal data we collect through cookies, we are the data controller. You can find our details applicable to WeChat (the "Service") and how we use such data in the privacy policy.Our representative in the EU for the purpose of EU data protection laws is Tencent International Service Europe B.V., a company registered in the Netherlands with the registered address at Gustav Mahlerplein 2, 1082 MA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our EU representative and our data protection officer can be contacted at dataprotection@wechat.com.

We use cookies, log files, web beacons, scripts, eTags and similar files or technologies to collect and store the information we automatically collect about your device and use of the Service. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.

In the European Economic Area, United Kingdom and Switzerland we may only use non-essential cookies with your consent.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your browser or device when you visit a certain web address. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web address on each subsequent visit, or to another web address that recognises that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make the Service work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the Service team.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your log-in and preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have accessed or the Service before or whether you are a new visitor or user.They can also help to ensure that advertising you see online is more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies can help us safeguard the security of our data and services and detect the cheating, hacking and fraud against our products and services. Cookies can also store ticket information, which can be used by the server to verify if the log-in is made by yourself independently. The encrypted information in the ticket can also be used to prevent a variety of types of attacks, cross-site information theft, and access with disguised identity.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

We do not serve any third party cookies. We only use first party cookies which are necessary to provide you with the Service.

Cookies can remain on your browser or device for different periods of time. Some cookies are "session cookies", meaning that they exist only while your browser or application is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser or application. Other cookies are "permanent cookies", meaning that they survive after your browser or application is closed. They can be used by the Service to recognise your device when you visit and use the Service again.

2. How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to:

3. What types of cookies do we use?

The types of cookies used by us in connection with the Service are "essential cookies". We have set out some further information about these cookies, and the purposes of the cookies we set in the following table.

Cookies Necessary for Essential Services| Type of Cookie | What it does and what data it processes | Duration of cookie | First or Third party cookie | How to Control Cookies || --- | --- | --- | --- | --- || mm_lang | This cookie saves a user's language settings and are used to display the Service in your language. | 1 year | First | Please see the instructions set out in "How to control or delete cookies" below. |

4. How to control or delete cookies

We use cookies to make sure you can use the Service easily and enjoy the Service. These cookies are essential and we cannot provide our Service without them.

When you click on a link which leads to a webpage within the Service, the cookies are set by your browser and not by us. We do not receive any cookie data from your browser.

Most devices (in the case of mobile applications) and browsers (in the case of web apps and pages) allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. This lets you control your cookie settings, so that you can:

For more information on how to manage popular browsers, please see below. Otherwise you should use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.

Deleting cookies or similar technologies means that any preference settings you have made on a website will be lost. If you have set your preferences to opt out of cookies (to the extent possible), this setting will be lost too, as that information is stored in a cookie.

5. Changes to this Cookies Policy

We will update this Cookies Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Cookies Policy, we will revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this Cookies Policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share information held in cookies,we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes when you log in to or use the Service. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Cookies Policy or any of our other policies.

6. Need more information?

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

8. Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookies Policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email at dataprotection@wechat.com or via post at Gustav Mahlerplein 2, 1082 MA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Attention: Data Protection Officer, Legal Department).