cookie policy

This cookie policy applies to the OpenMotics OpenMotics websites. This cookie policy can be modified at any time, for example when our services or legislation require it.

We use cookies when you visit our websites. This policy aims to inform you about the types of cookies we use and why we use them.

If cookies collect personal data, this is always done in accordance with our privacy policy.

Organisation

In this cookie policy, ‘we’ means: OpenMotics, located at Vlasgaardstraat 52, 9000 Gent.

OpenMotics is an open source and modular software and hardware platform for automating a home, building or neighborhood. OpenMotics offers a one-stop solution by automating all devices and systems in a home, building or neighborhood and bringing them together on one platform. OpenMotics makes it possible to live more energy-efficiently by understanding and anticipating consumption patterns.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that websites and applications place on your local computer or mobile device. Cookie files contain unique codes that allow your browser to recognize you, so that you can be identified as a returning visitor to our websites.

Cookies can be used to optimize the functioning and ease of use of websites and mobile apps, such as remembering what’s in a shopping cart, helping users to log in to a website or analyzing traffic to provide a better functioning website. Cookies can also be used to identify users’ browsing behavior so that website content can better attuned to their preferences and needs.

Who offers these cookies?

We distinguish between cookies based on their origin. There are cookies that we provide ourselves (first-party cookies) and cookies that are placed on our websites by other parties (third-party cookies).

An example of third-party cookies are cookies placed by social network services (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). By placing social media buttons, such as ‘Like’ buttons, ‘Share’ buttons, etc., on websites, cookies can be placed on your device to, for instance, track your browsing behavior. Third-party cookies are always placed by websites other than the one you’re visiting.

When we allow third parties to place cookies on our websites, we ensure that this is done with the necessary controls. For example, by concluding a contractual agreement to ensure secure data exchange.

Third-party cookies are managed entirely by third parties. We recommend that you read the privacy statement and cookie policy of the relevant third parties if you need further information.

When are cookies places on my device?

All essential cookies (described later in this policy) are placed on your device when you visit one of our websites.

We may also place statistics and marketing cookies on your system to personalize the website, tailor advertisements and improve the website. We will always ask you for your consent before placing these cookies.

What types of cookies do we use and for what purpose?

Essential cookies

We use essential cookies to make sure our websites function properly and to improve and optimize them. These cookies are set by default and cannot be changed. Without these cookies, we cannot guarantee proper functioning of our websites.

Statistics cookies

To ensure a continually optimized website, we may use statistics cookies. These enable us to see which pages are frequently opened, how the visitor reaches the page and how the visitor navigates through the website.

Advertising cookies

We want to make your visit to our websites as personal as possible, that’s why we also use advertising cookies. The purpose of advertising cookies is to customize information, such as ads, while you’re navigating. These cookies often contain identifiers that allow us and third-party services (e.g. LinkedIn, Google, …) to recognize you when you visit our websites. We use this information to display relevant ads.

How do I manage, delete or block cookies?

You can manage, delete or block cookies in your browser settings. This process is different for each web browser. For more information on cookie management for the most common web browsers, check out the websites below: