We use website analytics to improve your experience on our webpages: to detect erors (e.g. broken links) and to decide how to best present our content to users (e.g. what content is most useful to you). We use it only ourselves. The decisions we make upon these statistics are performed by humans (i.e. they are not automated, we do not do “profiling” to serve different users different content based on how they behave).
To be completely open, we want to tell you exactly what technologies we use:
Matomo. Self-hosted (the data is on our servers, not any 3rd party). The data (like IP addresses) is immediately anonymized (e.g. we story only first 2 bytes from IPv4 address). i.e. we don’t store non-anonymized data in our database at all. The logs are removed after 180 days anyway.
Google Analytics. The data is only stored on Google Analytics servers, and removed after 26 months.
WordPress stats. The data is only stored by WordPress.com servers. The logs are retained by WordPress.com for 28 days.
For mobile applications
We collect some statistics from your gameplay, using the Google Analytics and Game Analytics. These statistics are anonymous, they do not contain any identifiable data. We absolutely do not share this data with anyone. And they are only used by us to improve the games we make.
E.g. we sometimes make things easier or harder, depending on these statistics, to keep the game entertaining for everyone.
We also gather data to guide future game story development — that’s how we did the Your choices shape the Universe! feature of Escape from the Universe, which you can see on the “Escape from the Universe” webpage.
For our older mobile games (Dragon Squash):
We ask for the READ_PHONE_STATE permission to optimize displaying the Chartboost ads.
If you have any questions, ask us!