Cookie Policy for LibreBeat.com

Effective on January 1, 2021

At LibreBeat, we believe you should know exactly what cookies are being used and why.

We’re also aware that while we’re all familiar with the “This site uses cookies” notice when we enter a new site, it’s not always clear what they actually are and what that means for your data.

What exactly are cookies?
In case you don’t know: Cookies are text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website, and there are many different types.

Some types are great because they improve your experience on the site by allowing you to navigate between pages more efficiently and remember your preferences.

There are others that we don’t like because they are unnecessary and don’t put the user first.

It should be up to you.

How do we use cookies?
At LibreBeat, we only use cookies that are necessary and that help us make our site better for you. We also never advertise on our site and do not use cookies for this purpose.

Here are a little more details about the two types of cookies we use:

1) Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are usually only set in response to actions you take, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. These cookies are necessary for the website to work, and therefore we can’t really turn them off in our systems.

You can set your browser to notify you of these cookies, or block them, but unfortunately this would mean that some parts of our website would then not work. It is also important to note that these cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

2) Analytics Cookies (Google, Hotjar and a few other helpful cookies).

These cookies are really helpful to us because they collect information about how visitors use our website. We especially like them because they never collect information that can directly identify anyone, but still help us improve our website.

For example, Google cookies tell us how many visitors come to the site and blog, where visitors came to the site from, and which pages they then visited. See how they protect data here.

We also really like Hotjar because it tells us which parts of the site are “hot” or popular with our users, and which parts could be improved. It also lets us occasionally ask our users which parts they like best. You can read about Hotjar’s GDPR commitment here.

Amplitude helps us identify issues and bugs, and gives us more insight into how our users are using our system. Using Amplitude allows our development team to focus on improving our service instead of spending a lot of time trying to figure out where the problems are in the first place. Amplitude’s privacy policy can be found here.

We also use Segment to help us improve our website. You can find the privacy policy here.

4) Login-related cookies

We use cookies to remember if you are logged in as you go through our website, so you don’t have to log in each time you visit a new page.

Cookies when you use the LibreBeat service

By using our services, you agree to our Terms of Use and, as described above, to the collection of website usage data and the use of analytics cookies.

Thank you for taking the time to read all of this. Some cookies are essential for us to better understand how users use LibreBeat and to figure out how we can improve it. If you still have questions, please check our FAQs or contact our customer support.

Our policies reflect our mission
At LibreBeat, our mission is to make data fairer for everyone. We believe that companies should inform their users exactly how they use their data, and that they should act fairly.

We value the trust our users place in us and are committed to being transparent in order to live up to that trust.