What Are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny pieces of data that are sent to your computer by a website, and stored in your web browser in order to remember your previous activity the next time you visit this same website.

Cookies cannot harm your computer as they are non-executable and cannot be used to install malware. They’re more like a personal file with basic information about you that is checked and updated every time you visit the website.

Not all cookies are stored on your hard drive permanently; some are only “transient” or “session” cookies and these are used while you’re browsing the website and discarded once you’re done.

Nearly all websites use some type of cookies in order to:

  • authenticate your identity for security purposes

  • optimize the browsing experience according to your browser type and settings

  • customize site content according to your preferences

Some aspects of the eToro social investment experience, require us to send cookies to your computer.

Managing your cookies

At eToro, we respect your right to privacy and are therefore happy to provide you with tools to manage the cookies you receive from our web services.

Below you will find a detailed list of the cookies you receive from eToro. To stop receiving any particular cookie, please click on “opt out”. You may also use your browser settings to periodically delete cookies, or to block cookies altogether.

NOTE: Some of the cookies we store on your browser are essential to the performance of our various platforms. Blocking them would severely impede your use of some of the functions included in our service, therefore there is no possibility to opt out of them.

Source Cookie Name Purpose Opt Out
eToro Openbook_Language Selected Language Essential Cookie
eToro encrypted Session Cookie Essential Cookie
eToro User Based Social connect

data on registration
Essential Cookie
Google __utma Used to distinguish

users and sessions.
Opt Out
eToro Used Based Verifying user saw alerts

and important updates
Essential Cookie
eToro LoginInfo save login data for real and demo, Username, password (only for demo), real or demo mode selected, if remember me selected. Essential Cookie
eToro WTSettings2 saves user settings, Language, High risk trading mode, High leverage trading, Instruments list view mode (list/box) Essential Cookie
eToro FeedLC saves a counter in order to connect between the copyWindow in eToro openbook and the WT. It’s only a number that increases each time the webTrader logged in. Essential Cookie
AdRoll.com __adroll collects non-personally identifiable information about the activities or prospects as they visit our site. This information may include: the content viewed, the date and time that content was viewed, the products purchased, or your location information associated with an IP address. Opt Out

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