Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how we utilize cookies and similar technologies on our website, adhering to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to enhance your experience while safeguarding your privacy. By using, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this policy.

1. What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your device (computer, mobile phone, or tablet) when you visit a website. They enhance website efficiency and provide a better browsing experience. Cookies can be temporary (session cookies) or permanent (persistent cookies).

2. How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for the following purposes:

2.1 Essential Cookies

Necessary for the operation of our website, these cookies enable you to navigate, access secure areas, and utilize features such as saving and filtering video games based on platforms, and adding games to your wishlist.

  • gbr: A session cookie that expires when your browser session ends. If you agree to the cookie consent, it will be stored for up to 7 days.
  • gbs: Stores your session ID.
  • gbu: Stores your user ID.

2.2 Functional Cookies

These cookies remember your preferences and provide enhanced functionality.

  • serp-limit-platforms: Remembers your preference for showing or hiding the “show my platforms only” feature.
  • gb-cookies: Manages the display of the cookie consent banner.
  • user-platforms: Stores your preferred platforms, enabling personalized recommendations and filtering options.
  • gb-onboarding-complete: This cookie confirms if you have successfully completed the questionnaire about your game preferences and available gaming platforms. Once completed, the questionnaire will no longer be prompted automatically. You can access and edit your answers at We use this data to personalize your game recommendations.
  • gbac: This cookie stores your preferences regarding displaying explicit content.

2.3 Local Storage Cookies

Local Storage Cookies allow GameBrain to store and retrieve data directly on a user's device. Unlike traditional cookies, they are not sent with HTTP requests to the server and remain on the user's device even after the browser is closed.

They are used for various purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Preserving User Preferences to Enhance User Experience
    • user-profile Remembers gaming platforms selected by the user as well as games added to the wishlist.
    • user-recommendation-preferences: Saves preferred game genres as well as liked and disliked games.
    • gb-query-history: Stores the last 10 search queries for easier access and to enhance the search experience.
    • gb-game-history: Records the 5 games the user clicked on to open their game details pages.
  • Authentication:
    • gb-token: Used for authentication purposes.
  • Performance Optimization:
    • recommendation-cache: A technical cookie that speeds up the rendering of the top-recommended games for this user.

Local Storage Cookies do not transmit data to our servers or any third-party servers. All information stored in Local Storage is limited to the user's device and is not accessible by external parties.

2.4 Third-Party Cookies

We may also use third-party services that place cookies on your device, such as Plausible, a privacy-friendly analytics tool designed to be GDPR compliant.

3. Managing Cookies

You can manage your cookie preferences or disable cookies through your browser settings. Please note that disabling certain cookies may limit the functionality of our website and impact your user experience.

4. Data Retention

We retain cookie data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

5. Your Consent

By using our website and accepting cookies as outlined in this policy, you consent to the processing of your personal data in the manner and for the purposes described herein.

6. Updates to this Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. We encourage you to review this policy periodically for any updates.

7. Contact Us

If you have any questions "or concerns about our use of cookies or this Cookie Policy, please contact us at [email protected].

This Cookie Policy was last updated on November 2, 2023.