Effective Date May 22, 2020
Bimmatch believes in being open and transparent about how we collect and use your personal information. This Cookies Statement applies to the Services* as defined in the Bimmatch Terms of Service (the "Terms") as well as any Bimmatch product or service that links to this document or incorporates it by reference. This Cookies Statement describes what cookies are used when you access our Services and includes information on how to limit or deny these cookies.
Capitalized terms herein are the same as in the Terms unless stated otherwise herein.
When you enter www.bimmatch.com (or if applicable, websites from where you can access our Services) you will see our cookies banner where you can agree to accept all cookies (by clicking "I Agree") and where you can also access this information page which tells you more about your choices.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is essentially a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to our website/Services (so you can for example, safely log in to your Account) or even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device.
When are cookies placed?
Any browser visiting www.bimmatch.com the Services (or accessing the websites of any third-party from the same) will receive cookies.
What types of cookies are used?
There are two main types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder while you are visiting a website and only last for as long as the session. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted.
A persistent cookie remains in your browser's subfolder and is activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. So, for example, if you are a registered user and sign in to your account, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Bimmatch when you return to allowing us to recognize you so you donâ€™t have to sign in again.
First-party and third-party cookies
First party cookies are cookies set by a website you directly visit i.e. the website displayed in the URL window.
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. So, if you access or visit another website through ours, cookies set from that website would be third party cookies.
What are cookies used for?
The main purposes of the cookies we use are described below;
Strictly necessary / essential cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into your User account.
Analytical / performance cookies
They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around when they use our Services. This helps us to improve the way our website works, and improve user experience based on statistics of the user’s visits. The statistics data is anonymous and never shows personal details from which your personal identity can be revealed.
These are used to recognize you when you return to our Services. This enables us to personalize our content for you, remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region, what your communication preferences are). They can help you fill in your information more easily on different parts of the website depending on how you use the Services.
Targeting and / or advertising cookies
Such cookies may record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited (BIM Objects you have downloaded), and the links you have followed. They may also be intended to target adverts and marketing based on your browsing habits, in order to make them relevant for you.
You can clear cookies as you desire. If you are a registered user but are logged out of your account on a browser, we may continue to log your interaction with our Services on that browser in order to generate usage analytics, the results of which may be shared in aggregate form with our customers. Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may continue to use this information for a certain period of time.
How you can control cookies
You may, if you wish, limit or deny consent to the placing of cookies; however, if you do, certain features of the website may not function fully or as intended.
Further information: For further details and more specific information about tracking cookies, including instructions and tools on how to manage third party cookies we recommend visiting the Internet Advertising Bureau's guide.