Cookie Policy

Last Updated: September 20, 2018

Gruntwork, Inc. (“Gruntwork”, “we”, “our” or “us”) uses cookies and similar technologies when you visit our public websites such as https://gruntwork.io (“Public Websites”), and use our services such as Gruntwork Houston (collectively with our Public Websites, our “Services”). By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable way for websites to remember stateful information such as your authentication status, device information such as IP address and operating system, or information previously entered into form fields such as names and addresses.

Cookies that are set directly by a website you visit are called “first-party cookies.” These are generally used to enable core functionality like authentication and session management. Cookies that are set by anyone other than the website you are visiting are called “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality on or through the websites such as interactive content, analytics and advertising. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

Our Services use cookies to:

  • Keep track of your authentication status with our Services
  • Personalize your experience
  • Evaluate our Services’ advertising and promotional effectiveness

What types of cookies do we use?

The following describes the types of cookies we use with our Services. To opt out of any cookies, see the section Opting out of cookies. All third parties listed below set third-party cookies with our Services, but please note that this list is not an exhaustive list at all times of all third parties who set third-party cookies with our Services.

Essential cookies

These cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate.

Who Sets These Cookies:
Gruntwork, Inc. (https://gruntwork.io)

How To Opt Out of Them:
Because these cookies are necessary for our Services to function, you cannot refuse them. You can, however, block or delete these cookies by changing your browser settings as described below in the section Opting out of cookies.

Performance cookies

We use these cookies enhance the performance and functionality of our Services, but they are not essential to the use of our Services. If you do not consent to our use of these cookies, certain functionality of our Services may not be available to you.

Who Sets These Cookies:
Google, Inc. (https://google.com)

How To Opt Out of Them:
See the section Opting out of cookies > Third-party cookies

Customization cookies

These cookies enable us to provide unique or custom content based on your preferences, which may include special offers or content that you have shown interest in.

Who Sets These Cookies:
Intercom, Inc. (https://intercom.com)

How To Opt Out of Them:
See the section Opting out of cookies > Third-party cookies.

What about other tracking technologies?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track users of our Services. We may use similar technologies like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when you’ve visited our Public Websites or opened an email that we sent you.

Opting out of cookies

We provide you with choice over the use of cookies as described in this policy, however our Services may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.

To see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit AllAboutCookies.org.

Browser-level cookie controls

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser.

Third party cookies

If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:

  • If you would like to opt-out of receiving personalised ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, you can do so by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website. Alternatively, you can opt out using Your Online Choices or Your Ad Choices.
  • Google provides a suite of tools to control its cookies:
    • Google Analytics, which is a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an opt-out browser add-on.
    • Google Safety Center has a tool where you can control the ads you see on Google and control the data used for serving ads to you.
  • If you wish to block other cookies, including those being served by companies that are not part of the NAI or the DAA you can use the cookie controls specific to your web browser as described in the above section Browser-Level Cookie Controls.

Updates to this policy

The date at the top of this policy indicates when it was last updated. We may periodically make new updates to reflect changes to the cookies we use, or for operational, legal or regulatory reasons. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new policy on one of our Public Websites with a new effective date.

Further information

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, email us at privacy@gruntwork.io.