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Last Updated: May 25, 2018

This Cookies Notice (the "Notice") explains how Electric Imp uses cookies and other similar technology to recognise you when you visit our website that links to this Notice (the "Site"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

This Notice explains:

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are useful because they allow websites to recognise a user's device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognises them. For more information on cookies, go to Wikipedia.

The term "Cookie" is used broadly in this Notice to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons and log files. For more information on these additional tools, see our Glossary below.

Types of information collected and reasons for collection

Cookies help us to better understand your use of our Site and, as a result, allow us, among other things, to offer our web visitors a pleasant and consistent experience. Here are examples of the types of information that we or may collect through Cookies:

Note that we do not collect your name or email address through Cookies.

In addition, Cookies allow us to do the following:

Type of Cookies We Use

We use first-party and third-party Cookies for several reasons. Some Cookies are necessary for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate and/or provide basic functionality to you, and we refer to these as "essential" Cookies. Other Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Site. Third parties may also serve Cookies through our Site for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. The specific types of first and third-party Cookies served through our Site and the purposes they perform are described in more detail below.

First-party Cookies

These cookies are created by Electric Imp. They are, for the most part, used to allow you to browse our website and use its features. They may also assist in analytics activities.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our proprietary Cookies, some third-party and affiliated companies may place Cookies on your computer, access them and associate web beacons with them. These Cookies enable third party features or functionalities to be provided on or through the Site. The parties that set these third-party Cookies can recognise your device both when it visits our Site and also when it visits certain other websites.

The types of first and third-party cookies we use on the Site are:

To refuse these various types of Cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.

Duration of storage of cookies on your device

The duration of storage of Cookies on your device may vary, depending on the category to which they belong: temporary or permanent.

Temporary Cookies

We use temporary Cookies on all of our secure pages to assign and register a session ID. You can browse our entire Site without interruption. This identifier is also used for internal reporting purposes. It does not allow us to identify you personally and this type of Cookie does not leave any information recoverable on your hard drive. Most of our proprietary Cookies fall into this category and expire when you close your Internet browser.

Permanent Cookies

Our proprietary analysis Cookies and third-party Cookies are often permanent Cookies. They allow us to understand visitors' browsing behaviour over a longer period of time or to provide you with additional features related to your Site customisation requests and the content that you have saved or stored. They can stay on your computer for 24 hours, a week or several years, depending on their function. This means that these Cookies survive after your browser is closed and can be used by our Site to recognize your computer when you re-open your browser later.

Cookie Management

We only place Cookies on your device after you give us permission. You can decide whether to accept or reject Cookies. If you want to refuse Cookies, please follow the instructions below:

Consequences of Deactivation of all Cookies

If you choose to deactivate Cookies, you may continue to use certain parts of our Site. However, some useful features may not work anymore, depending on which Cookies you de-activate.

Please note that if you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may continue to use the information that was collected by such Cookies before they were deactivated. However, we will cease to collect any information via the opted-out Cookie once a Cookie has been deactivated.

Changes to the Cookies Notice

This Notice may be revised occasionally. Any changes made will be reflected on this Site. Please re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of Cookies. If you have any questions, please contact us as explained below.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about the use of Cookies on our Site, do not hesitate to contact us by email at: info@electricimp.com. You will also find more general information about the types of information we collect about you and how you may exercise your data privacy rights in our Privacy Policy by clicking here.


Cookies are text files that contain information about site usage information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are then returned to the original website each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognises them.

Log files are Web server files (storing information such as domain names or IP addresses, URLs, the http response code, the website from which you access ours and/or the date and length of your visit) that are created automatically when a user visits a site.

Some pages of our website contain web beacons (also known as "Internet beacons," "web beacons" or "invisible GIFs"). A web beacon is an electronic image usually composed of a single pixel. It can be placed on a web page or in an email to transmit information, including personal data such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page in question, the URL of the page, the time of consultation of the page and the type of browser used, as well as the data contained in the cookies sent by a third party.