Building Research Establishment Limited’s Cookie Policy

Introduction

This cookie policy (together with the documents referred to in it) (the “Cookie Policy”) informs You about how We use certain data collected through the Website.

BRE America, LLC (“BRE America”), its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “BRE” or “We”/“Us”/“Our”) respect Your privacy and recognize the importance of the responsible collection, use and storage of information obtained during Your use of the Website. This Cookie Policy informs You about how We use certain data collected through the Website. This Cookie Policy applies to http://www.breeamusa.com (the “Website”) and all users of and all visitors to the Website (collectively, “You”/”Your”).

The Website is operated by BRE America, LLC, a California limited liability company with a mailing address at 1130 Fremont Boulevard, Suite 105-332, Seaside, CA 93955.

Please review in detail this Cookie Policy, which explains how certain information is gathered upon Your access to and/or use of the Website. In addition, please review the Privacy Policy (http://www.breeamusa.com/privacy-policy/) and the Terms and Conditions of Use (http://www.breeamusa.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/), which govern Your use of the Website and the Website Services (as such term is defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use), and which are incorporated herein by reference.

What Is a Cookie?

Cookies are pieces of information sent to Your browser on a web server and stored on Your computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. We use cookies to make visiting the Website easier and to help provide You a better web experience. Most websites use cookies in one form or another. Cookies allow Us to save certain information You provide on the Website so that You may not have to re-enter it the next time You visit. Cookies cannot be used to obtain other information from Your computer or other device. Cookies are used to collect statistical information and are not used to identify individuals.

Our Cookie Policy

We and Our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) collect certain information whenever You visit or interact with the Website. These technologies may be downloaded to Your computer or device and may set or modify settings on Your computer or device. This information may include the browser that You are using, the URL that referred You to the Website, the areas within the Website that You visit and Your activities there, and the time of day, among other information.

How You Can Control Cookies

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If You prefer, You can reset Your browser either to notify You when You have received a cookie or to refuse to accept cookies.

It is important to note that if You choose to not accept cookies, or You set your browser not to accept cookies, You may not be able to use certain features on the Website.

How We Use Cookies on the Website

The Website makes only limited use of cookies. We use them to help You find Your way around the site, to check where You have logged in (necessary to reach some areas of Our site), and to ‘remember You’ after You have registered with Us (if You tell Us to).

Specific cookies the Website may create fall into two groups: those necessary to make the Website work, and those that add extra functionality to make the Website easier for You to use.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

The Website uses ‘session cookies’ to maintain information about where You are on the Website and whether You have logged in. These are deleted as soon as You close Your browser.

E.g. JSESSIONID – This cookie is used to identify You as a user between page loads. This allows Us to remember certain settings, like which part of the Website You were using before You were asked to log in or register.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies are not required for the Website to operate, but can provide extra functionality for You. We will tell You if a feature will use cookies before You use it.

E.g. BREEAM.USERID – if You ask Us to ‘remember you’ when You log in to the Website, then We will set a cookie so that We know not to ask You that next time.

Social Network Sharing Cookies

Some of the pages on the Website invite You to ‘share’ them via certain social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn. If You chose to use the ‘share this’ function, those sharing sites may set a cookie on Your machine. You can read more about how these sites use cookies by clicking on the relevant link: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Through Your use of the Website, We are seeking to obtain Your consent to use these various cookies. Please note that third parties may also use cookies over which We have no control. You should check their websites to confirm how Your information is collected and used by them.

Effective Date: November 01, 2016