Effective March 25, 2020 (see archived policies).
Who We Mean By “Our” and “We”
Cookies are Byte-Sized Morsels of Data
Cookies are chunks of data stored in your web browser when you use a site. You can’t eat them. They are not yummy. Some of our cookies evaporate when you leave our site (session cookies); but others go home with you (persistent cookies). Many of our cookies are anonymous and do not deliver personal data to us that is associated with an online identifier. Some of our cookies deliver personal data necessary for our Services to function.
|Name & Types||Purpose|
|galaxy-sticky (session)||web site functioning (by Boom Learning via Meteor)|
|_helpkit_session (session)||provide support to customers (by Boom Learning via Freshdesk)|
|_x_w (session)||provide support to customers (by Boom Learning via Freshdesk)|
|MeteorDynamicImportCache#sourcesByVersion (persistent)||web site functioning|
These cookies are necessary to provide you with our Services, including access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the websites, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our Services function.
Functional Optional Third-Party Cookies
We use these services to improve our services and make the experience better for you. Some may set a cookie. You can manage these cookies using your browser settings. Some Boom Cards resources contain video hosted by Vimeo or YouTube. If you assign one of these resources, it will result in the placement of a cookie by the video hosting service. You can avoid the setting of the cookie by not playing the video. If you choose to assign a deck with a YouTube video to students, you should accept the “no cookie” cookie as it blocks the serving of ads.
|Facebook Connect||allows optional Facebook authentication|
|Google Authentication||allows optional Google authentication|
|YouTube||sets user viewing preference cookie if the video is played (no cookie cookie)|
|Facebook Connect and Graph||allows social media connection|
|allows social media connection|
|allows social media connection|
How Do We Serve Cookies?
You come to our site, we tell you we serve cookies. Most of the cookies are essential. If you use our site, we must serve these to you. Optional functional third-party cookies can be avoided by not using the optional service.
Who Serves the Cookies
Some cookies are placed by our business partners to help them help us. These are placed by our partners Freshdesk (customer support) and Meteor (our web app hosting provider). The fancy pants way of saying this is that cookies set by Boom Learning are “first-party cookies” and cookies set by our partners are “third-party cookies.”
Third-party cookies can recognize your device when it visits our site. If you choose Facebook or Google authentication, you are giving them information. Depending on your agreements with them, they may follow you around to other websites or services in their efforts to serve you interest-based advertising. You can opt out of interest-based tracking from our optional functional partners through their privacy controls and by participating in one of these Opt-Out Programs:
- Digital Advertising Alliance
- Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada
- European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance
If you want more control over your cookie consumption, you can open the settings in your browser (you may need to open “advanced settings”) and look for “Cookies”. Options can range from clearing out cookies at the end of each browser session, to refusing all cookies, to refusing only third-party cookies, or only allowing cookies for some sites. If you choose not to accept essential cookies from us, please understand that Boom won’t work. If you want to get the nitty-gritty on cookies, check out AboutCookies.org.
Where can I get further information?