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Cookie Policy

1. Purpose

This Cookie Policy is designed to inform you, our users, about how HiveMQ GmbH and our affiliated companies. (hereafter referred to as “HiveMQ”, "we", "us", or "our") use cookies and similar technologies on our website. We aim to ensure your browsing experience is as efficient and optimised as possible while adhering to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and other relevant privacy laws.

Cookies are small text files stored on your device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are integral to the website’s functionality. This policy delineates the types of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies, and how that information is used. It also explains how cookies contribute to your experience on our website.

Our use of cookies involves processing personal data, and we take your privacy seriously. This policy is intended to ensure transparency in our data processing practices. By continuing to browse our site, you agree to our use of cookies as outlined herein.

We commit to maintaining your confidence and trust regarding the privacy of any personal information we collect from you or that you provide us when using our website. This document is designed to help you understand what cookies are, how we use them, and your choices concerning their use.

Its primary goal is to ensure transparency in how we collect, use, and manage cookie data to enhance user experiences, provide personalised content, and analyse site usage.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all cookies and similar technologies employed by HiveMQ's website and any affiliated domains and subdomains. The information provided herein encompasses the following aspects:

  • The different types of cookies that our site uses.

  • The purposes for which these cookies are used.

  • How cookies are handled and how to change your settings.

  • How to protect the privacy of data linked to cookies in line with GDPR.

3. Applicability

This policy applies to all users who interact with any of our websites and to all devices and platforms via which users use our website, such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Understanding and modifying cookie options is critical for all users to protect their privacy and improve their browsing experience.

The principles outlined in this document are in compliance with the GDPR. They are intended to support our commitment to safeguarding your personal information while offering a seamless and effective experience. This policy is essential to our privacy policies and should be read in combination with our main Privacy Policy, which can be accessed here.

4. Policy

HiveMQ values transparency when collecting and using data. This policy outlines the techniques and timing of using cookies for these purposes. Unless otherwise defined, capitalised terms in this document have the meanings attributed to them in our Privacy Policy, which elaborates on the gathering and use of information at HiveMQ.

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device. These files are necessary to enable features and functionalities unique to our website. Every cookie is specific to your account or browser. We utilise two kinds of cookies:

  1. Session-based Cookies: These cookies exist only while your browser is open and are automatically removed once you close your browser.

  2. Persistent Cookies: These cookies remain on your device until you, or your browser settings, opt to delete them, or until they reach their expiration date.

6. How does HiveMQ use cookies?

Some cookies are related to your account and personal information in order to remember when you are logged in, personalize your experience with the website and product. Other cookies are not linked to your account, but they are unique and enable us to perform analytics and customisation, among other things.

Cookies can recognise you when you visit a Site or use our Services, remember your preferences, and provide you with a personalised experience based on your settings. They also increase the speed and security of your interactions. To learn more, please see our cookie table.

7. What Third-Party Cookies HiveMQ uses?

HiveMQ maintains a comprehensive list of third-party cookies employed on our websites, which can be accessible. This list contains relevant information about each cookie to help you understand and manage your data. Although HiveMQ makes an effort to maintain the accuracy and currency of this table, it is important to note that the details, such as the types and names of cookies, pixels, and other technologies, may change from time to time.

8. How does HiveMQ use Advertising Cookies?

Advertising Cookies and other advertising technologies, such as beacons, pixels, and tags, play a crucial role in enabling HiveMQ to more accurately direct marketing efforts toward users who may be interested in our Products and Services. These technologies also enable thorough audits, research, and reporting on a consolidated level.

9. How can you Remove the Cookies?

You have the option to disable and delete cookies that are not required for our website’s basic functioning. Please note that blocking categories may impact your experience on our website.

9.1 Using Your Web Browser

Many cookies we use on our website and marketing emails can be turned on or off through our consent tool or by going to your computer and turning off the cookies. Note that turning off a cookie or group of cookies will not remove the cookie from your browser unless you do it yourself using your browser's functions.

9.2 Cookies Set in the Past

You can stop our tracking cookies from collecting your information. The data gathered before the choice change could still be used even if cookies are deleted. We will, however, no longer use the blocked cookie to gather any more information about how you use the website. Our marketing cookie adds a new cookie when a user chooses not to be tracked, keeping users from being watched.

10. Does HiveMQ acknowledge Do Not Track signals?

The Sites and Services do not track personal information about your online activities over time or across third-party websites or services. Therefore, "do not track" signals transmitted from web browsers do not apply to the Sites or Services, and HiveMQ does not change its data collection and usage practices upon receiving such a signal.

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