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OpenBCI Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies on our site, store and community pages in a number of ways in order to:

  1. Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
  2. Keep users logged into community and forum pages.
  3. Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
  4. Identify users for targeting of OpenBCI marketing efforts on other websites (search, social and display advertisements)
  5. Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (your browser will have specific documentation for how to do this). Unfortunately is most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site.

The Cookies We Set

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences. We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in. This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities through Shopify and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly. More detail on Shopify cookies can be found in the Shopify cookie policy.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Google+, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Additional Advertising Technology Partners

This site may use targeting and advertising technologies such as web beacons and pixel tags to deliver relevant advertisements. These technologies collect information about your browsing habits across our site and how you use our services. Our advertising partners may use the information as outlined in their respective privacy policies. We currently use the following partners: (i) Facebook; (ii) Shopify; (iii) Google; and (iv) Twitter. For information on opting out of tracking, please refer to each partners’ privacy policy, or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s WebChoices tool. Opting out of partner tracking will prevent OpenBCI’s ability to deliver you customized, relevant advertising.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information you can contact us at contact@openbci.com