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Catappult Cookies Policy

Last updated: May 2023

Catappult is a software developed by Aptoide S.A. (“Aptoide”), a company with ID 509987184 and principal place of business at Rua Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Lote 1, 3D, 1649-031 Lisboa, Portugal which allows the distribution of products in the Aptoide App Store and other Apps distribution channels.

Aptoide respects your privacy and is committed to be clear and transparent about the way it processes information about you while you’re using Catappult Services (Catappult Website, Catappult Software and Catappult Blog).

In this document we will explain what cookies are, which cookies we use and why we use them.

At any moment, you can set your browser to accept or reject new cookies or to deactivate cookies already installed in your computer or mobile device. This action could retrieve on an unsatisfying use of the websites.

1. What is a cookie

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Aptoide features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to make the websites work as you expect it; to identify your device; secure your access to your Aptoide account, and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content.

2. When does Aptoide place cookies?

We use cookies on our websites (such as and Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us.

3. How Aptoide uses cookies

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you use Catappult Services, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Aptoide faster and more secure.

4. Types of cookies used by Catappult

We use different types of cookies:

  • First Party Cookies: Cookies placed by Aptoide. These cookies may be session cookies and persistent cookies.
  • Third Party Cookies: Cookies placed by a third party (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) in Catappult websites, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies. These cookies may be session cookies and persistent cookies. Please note that in our websites we use Facebook cookies which allow Facebook to use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our websites and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.
  • Session Cookies: These cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session) and are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server's pages. These cookies tell the server what pages to show the user so the user doesn't have to remember or start navigating the site all over again. This type of cookie act as a sort of “bookmark” within the site.
  • Persistent Cookies: These cookies are employed to store your preferences (for example, the language you prefer) and to help us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Catappult or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Aptoide when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

a) Aptoide Cookies

Cookie NameProviderDescriptionExpiration



Token that authenticates a catappult user and validates the current session.




Determines whether the user has accepted the usage of cookies.

1 month

b) Third Party Cookies

Cookie NameProviderDescriptionExpiration



Hotjar cookies that are set when the user first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. They are used to persist Hotjar user details, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user.

8 months to 11 months



Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third-party advertisers.

3 months

fbm_*, fbsr_*


Cookies needed for the user to be able to login via Facebook.

1 year



Determines if the user is logged in via Google.




Google login trigger, needed for the user to be able to login via Google.



Intercom Messenger

Anonymous visitor identifier cookie. As people visit the site they get this cookie.

9 months


Intercom Messenger

Identifier for each unique browser session. The users can access their conversations and have data communicated on logged out pages for 1 week, as long as the session isn't intentionally terminated with `Intercom('shutdown');`, which usually happens on logout.

1 week

5. Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

6. What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our websites. If you use our websites without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies related with Catappult website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Catappult cookies. Please note that Catappult websites will not work properly without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit,,

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