Cookie Policy

Last updated March 2019

Thank you for visiting our www.buildingsminds.com website (“Site”) and your interest in our products and services.

1. Introduction

At BuildingMinds, we strive to honor the privacy and security of our users, customers and suppliers, as well as their representatives, in relation to all products, services, applications and websites provided by us as a controller under relevant data protection rules and regulations.

By using our Site, you consent to our use of Cookies in accordance with this Cookie policy. If you do not agree to our use of Cookies, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use our Site. When using a mobile device to connect to the internet, you should also refer to the privacy notice of the app you are using to understand its specific data collection practices.

2. What are Cookies?

What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device by websites you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

What does a Cookie do?

A Cookie may store or retrieve information on your browser. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. A Cookie enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the website or browse from one page to another.

The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.

3. Purpose of this Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains why and how we use Cookies and other means of identification when you visit the Site.

At BuildingMinds, we strive to honor your right to privacy. To this end, we have issued this Cookie Policy. It describes how, why and the types of Cookies we use when you visit the Site www.buildingminds.com.

This Cookie Policy applies to the Site and applications accessed or used through such Site operated by us.

Your consent to our use of Cookies

By using our Site, you consent to our use of Cookies and other means of identification in accordance with this Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to our use of Cookies and other means of identification in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use our Site.

If you disable Cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience and the services we are able to offer while visiting our Site.

For further information on how to block Cookies, please see section 5 “How to manage your Cookie settings on your browser”.

Our use of your Personal Data

For more information about the kinds of Personal Data that we generally collect when visiting our Site and how we use this data, please read our Online Privacy Policy.

4. Why we use Cookies

Why we use Cookies

We use Cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website, to let you navigate between pages efficiently and to store your preferences. Cookies provide you with a good experience when you browse on our Site and they help us tailor our Site and services to your personal needs (e.g. by automatic choice of languages, changing website appearance according to devices used). They also allow us to gain customer satisfaction feedback and to communicate to you elsewhere on the internet. For this purpose, our Cookies may contain your IP-address, the time of your access to our Site, the duration of your stay on our Site and similar information.

If you revisit our Site, we may recognize you, even if we do not know your identity.

Cookies set by BuildingMinds or third parties

In many cases, these Cookies lead to the use of your device’s processing or storage capabilities. Some of these Cookies are set by BuildingMinds itself, others by third parties; some only last as long as your browser session, while others can stay active on your device for a longer period of time. Details are set out in Section 6. below.

5. How to manage your Cookie settings on your browser

Internet browsers allow you to change your Cookie settings, for instance to block certain kinds of Cookies or files. You can therefore block Cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some Cookies.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site, due to the fact that some may be functionality Cookies.

For further information about deleting or blocking Cookies, please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

6. The types of Cookies we use

We may use the following types of Cookies

  • Functionality Cookies are necessary for functionality or services that you request or for the transmission of communications on our Site.
  • Analytical Cookies are used to carry out performance and audience metrics regarding our Site.
  • Other Cookies are used for tracking across a network of other websites, advertising, etc.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality Cookies are necessary for functionality or services that you request or for the transmission of communications on our Site. They cannot be switched off in our systems. Functionality Cookies are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but some parts of our Site will then not work as a consequence.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical Cookies are used to carry out performance and audience metrics regarding our Site. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. All information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

For Analytical Cookies we request your consent before placing them on your computer or mobile device. You can give your consent by continuing to use our website.

If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Other Cookies

Other Cookies are used for tracking across a network of other websites, advertising, etc.

For Other Cookies we request your consent before placing them on your computer or mobile device. You can give your consent by continuing to use our website, or by clicking on the appropriate button on the banner displayed to you.

If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

7. What specific Cookies do we use

Type of Cookie Cookie name Purpose Duration/Expiry Strictly necessary?
Functional Cookie (set by BuildingsMinds) bm_cookie_accept This cookie is set when website users click “OK” / I understand” button in cookie pop-up 365 days yes
Functional Cookie (set by bamboohr.com and bamboohr.co.uk) __cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. 365 days yes
Analytical Cookie
Google Analytics (set by third party)
_ga buildingminds.com
used to distinguish users
2 years no
Analytical Cookie
Google Analytics (set by third party)
_gid buildingminds.com
used to distinguish users
24 hours no
Analytical Cookie
Google Analytics (set by third party)
_gat buildingminds.com
used to throttle request rate (performance)
1 minute no
Analytical Cookie facebook.com (set by third party) datr Encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID – used by Facebook for ads 2 years no
Analytical Cookie facebook.com (set by third party) fr Site security and integrity, contains browser ID 90 days
Analytical Cookie facebook.com (set by third party) reg_ext_ref Contains the external referrer URL from when the browser first visited Facebook End of session
Analytical Cookie facebook.com (set by third party) reg_fb_gate Contains the first Facebook page that the web browser visited End of session
Analytical Cookie facebook.com (set by third party) reg_fb_ref Contains the last Facebook page that the web browser visited End of session
Analytical Cookie
Google Analytics (set by third party)
_ga buildingminds.com
used to distinguish users
2 years no
Analytical Cookie
Google Analytics (set by third party)
_gid buildingminds.com
used to distinguish users
24 hours no
Analytical Cookie
Google Analytics (set by third party)
_gat buildingminds.com
used to throttle request rate (performance)
1 minute no

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our Site. These are services provided by Google Analytics Google LLC which is located in in the U.S., www.google.com. Google Analytics allows us to measure and evaluate the use of our Site (on an anonymized basis). For this purpose, permanent Cookies are used, which are set by Google. Google does not receive (and does not retain) any Personal Data from us, but Google may track your use of the website, combine this information with data from other websites you have visited and which are also tracked by Google. Google may use this information for its own purposes (e.g. controlling of advertisements).

If you have registered with Google, Google will also know your identity. In this case, the processing of your Personal Data by Google will be conducted in accordance with its data protection policies. Google only provides us with data on the use of the respective website (but not any personal information about you).

For more information about Google Analytic Cookies, please see Google’s Help Pages and Privacy Policy:

Google’s Privacy Policy

Google Analytics Help Pages

Google has the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser by using the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

8. More information about Cookies

Where to find more information about Cookies

You can find more information about Cookies and similar tags/files under the following addresses:

www.allaboutcookies.org

www.youronlinechoices.eu

(a guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy, produced by the internet advertising industry)

9. Use of Social Media Plugins

How we use Social Bookmarks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn)

We may use Social Bookmarks (for example Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn) allowing users of those social media platforms to post links of selected parts of the Site on their corresponding social media profile in order to bookmark them or share them with their social media contacts. The Site may contain Social Bookmarks which are identifiable by means of respective share buttons.

For further information please consult our Online Privacy Policy.

10. Changes to this Cookie Policy

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Cookie Policy at any time. We shall notify any such changes in according with applicable legislation.

11. How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Cookie Policy, your Personal Data or data privacy at BuildingsMinds, please contact us at: [email protected]