Cookie Policy

Last updated - 20th July 2021. - At Breakroom, we are committed to keeping your data safe and secure and handling it under our legal obligations.

At Breakroom, we believe in being transparent and open about collecting and using data related to you. We use cookies and similar technologies such as pixels (collectively referred to in this policy as ("cookies") to collect and use data as part of our services, as defined in our Privacy Policy ("Services"). This Cookie Policy applies to any Breakroom product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are a piece of data sent from a website and stored in your browser's memory. Cookies must allow a website to function as websites are stateless (they don't remember user information from one internal page to another). Still, sometimes they are used to track user actions within one web or across multiple ones to collect usage information or identify interests and map behaviour to offer relevant advertisements.

Breakroom uses the CookieHub Consent Management Platform (CMP) to offer you the choice to allow or deny specific cookie categories, which helps protect your privacy.

Types of Cookies

First and Third-party Cookies. We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our services. Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that the user is visiting at the time (e.g., cookies placed by Breakroom. tech). Third-party cookies are cookies set by a domain other than that of the website visited by the user. So, for example, if a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent Cookies. These cookies remain on a user's device for the period specified in the cookie. They have activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session Cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily. These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

What Cookies do we use and why?

Essential Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot switch off in our systems. They are often used for security purposes and 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 the site will not then work.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable us to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. For example, we use these cookies to remember settings you've applied, such as language, to deliver and show embedded videos and content, and make sure other features are available. Managed by third parties, including third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, certain features on this website may not be available or function properly.

Analytics and Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our services—e.g., which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. They allow us to count visits and traffic sources to measure and improve our websites and services' performance. For example, they help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website. Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited this website and will not monitor its performance.

Targeting Cookies

These are third-party cookies that allow us to better reach you with relevant ads and content—both on our services and third-party websites, apps, and online services—and measure and improve our advertising and marketing. These cookies enable third-party companies to track your visits to our websites and the services, as well as other websites, apps, and online services, which they use to understand your interests and activities to provide you with more relevant ads and content. On behalf of other companies and us. If you do not allow these cookies, you will still see ads and targeted content, but they may be less relevant to you.

Social media

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the website to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks, log in to our Services, better reach you with relevant ads and content on these third-party platforms, or otherwise make certain features available to you on our Services.

Similar to targeting cookies, they may enable these third-party companies to track your visits to our websites and access the Services and other websites, apps, and online services to understand your browsing activities and interests. Some of these third-party social media companies may make available specific privacy options to you with respect to their services; you should check their respective privacy policies for more information. If you opt-out of these cookies, you may not be able to use social features on this website.

How to change your cookie preferences?

Breakroom has implemented a cookie management tool for the website. Breakroom's tool to access is via the banner on the website. If you dismiss this banner, you can return to the tool and make changes to your cookie preferences by selecting "cookie settings" on the website's footer or by clicking the gear icon at any stage.

More information on Third-Party analytics

We use third-party analytics tools, including Google Analytics and others as outlined in our Cookie List, to collect, monitor, and analyse this information to improve functionality and user-friendliness and tailor the services to our visitors' needs. Accordingly, usage data is shared with Google or other third parties, each of which has its privacy policy addressing how they handle such information and any choices you may have about their collection and use. We recommend that you review these privacy policies.

Google Analytics

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy. In addition, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on; if you want to opt-out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google uses cookies to help us analyse how users use our services. The information generated by the cookie about your use of one Breakroom's services ( IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In addition, with the IP activation anonymise feature, Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union and other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

‌The full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the United States only in exceptional cases. On behalf of our Service, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the service, compiling reports on your activity for us and third parties who help operate and provide services related to the service. Therefore, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, as discussed in this Cookie Policy. However, please note that you may not use the service's full functionality if you do this. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

For further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy, visit the following website at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on the services, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses (also called IP-masking).

Cookie-List

Our Cookie Table lists some of the cookies used by third parties and us as part of our services. Please note that Breakrooom updates this table from time to time to provide you with the latest information.

Cookie Name

Cookie Provider

Type/ Expiry

Purpose

PHPSESSID

breakroom.tech

Session

A cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. The general-purpose identifier is maintaining user session variables. It usually is a randomly generated number to maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.

portaldata

breakroom.tech

Session

A cookie used for session management by Breakroom

cookiehub

Cookiehub (3rd Party)

365 days

CookieHub uses them to store information about whether visitors have given or declined cookie categories used on the site.

Cookie Name

Cookie Provider

Type/ Expiry

Purpose

VUID

Vimeo (3rd Party)

Two years

Vimeo places the cookie to store the user's usage history. This cookie is used for embedded video on site.

Cookie Name

Cookie Provider

Type / Expiry

Purpose

_ga,

_gid

Google Analytics (3rd Party)

Two years

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. Cookies contain information that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from, and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data https://support.google.com/analytics. We use this on Breakroom.tech and docs.breakroom.tech

_gat_*

Google Analytics (3rd Party)

one hour

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate (limit the collection of data on high traffic sites)

_gid

.docs.breakroom.tech (Google analytics on GitBook)

1day

It contains a unique identifier used by Google Analytics to determine that two distinct hits belong to the same user across browsing sessions.

_gat

Google Analytics (3rd Party)

1 hour

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate (limit the collection of data on high traffic sites)

Cookie Name

Cookie Provider

Type / Expiry

Purpose

prism_90911904

Active Campaign (3rd Party)

Four Weeks

This cookie is associated with ActiveCampaign and is used to track user's activity on the Breakroom website. We use ActiveCampaign to analyse and create reports of our web traffic and improve the user experience of the Breakroom website.

IDE,ID

doubleclick.net (3rd Party)

Two months

This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.

UserMatchHistory

Linkedin (3rd party)

One month

LinkedIn Ads ID syncing

AnalyticsSyncHistory

Linkedin (3rd party)

One month

Used to store information about the time sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries

li_oatml

Linkedin (3rd party)

One month

Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn for advertising and analytics outside the Designated Countries and, for a limited time, advertising in the Designated Countries

lidc

Linkedin (3rd party)

one day

Used by LinkedIn for routing from Share buttons and ad tags

lang

linkedin.com (3rd party)

Session

A session-based cookie that remembers the user's selected language version of a website.

li_gc

linedin.com(3rd party)

Two Years

Used by LinkedIn to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes

Cookie Name

Cookie Provider

Type / Expiry

Purpose

lang

linkedin.com (3rd party)

Session

A session-based cookie that remembers the user's selected language version of a website.

li_gc

linedin.com(3rd party)

Two Years

Used by LinkedIn to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes

lidc

Linkedin (3rd party)

one day

Used by LinkedIn for routing from Share buttons and ad tags