This document was last updated on October 18, 2020.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of information in the form of text files sent by websites to computers, mobile phones or other devices when you visit a website. They allow companies to do various things, such as: tailoring content, personalizing website visits, and ensuring the security of any online experience. Cookies typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies may come in different formats. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in your browser until you leave a website. Persistent cookies remain in your browser for a longer period. Third-party cookies are cookies that are loaded onto your browser by third parties. Third-party cookies are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them, or they expire based on the period set in each cookie.
We use both “session cookies” and “persistent cookies.” Please be aware that cookies may be used on our website whether you have created an account or submitted information to us.
These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you. We use session and persistent cookies for the following reasons:
• Targeting and advertising. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
First-party cookies are the cookies that we set for https://roomsme.com, third-party cookies are cookies that come from different domains. When you visit our website, you may also receive cookies from third parties. The information collected by such third-party cookies is governed by their privacy policies. Additionally, third-parties companies advertise on our behalf and within the website and affiliate tracking cookies allow us to see if website visitors have come to the website through one of our partner websites and let our partner websites know that certain visitors arrived there via the website so that we can credit them appropriately and, where applicable, allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
We may also use “social media” cookies to personalize your interaction with third party social media platforms such as YouTube and Trello where our website uses such features. Such cookies recognize users of these social media sites when you view social media content on our website. They also allow you to quickly share content across media, using simple “sharing” buttons.
How to control cookies
Your browser may also allow you to block the storage of cookies on your computer; For more information related to your cookie settings, please use the “Help” option located within your browser. Generally, you may change your cookie settings within the “options” or “preferences” tab.
Other tracking technologies
In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the website to help customize our website and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is a tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited pages and viewed emails and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.
How long we keep your information
We retain your information in accordance with our data retention, deletion and security policies. These set out the criteria we use to determine how long we keep your information, what measures we put in place to keep your information safe and secure. When deciding what to retain, we consider what information we need to best provide you with Service, manage your relationship with us, meet our statutory obligations and meet our customers’ and previous customers reasonable expectations. Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although our analytics cookies may persist for between 2 and 10 years.
Lawful basis for cookies that we use
If you wish to make a complaint about how we use your information, please contact our support team and we will do our best to help.
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. After making any changes, we will update the date of the last Policy update. If the changes made significantly affect your rights and obligations, we will notify you in any way available to us.