Cookies Policy

Last updated: July 17, 2018
Our Browser Cookie Policy

A browser cookie is a piece of data that websites ask your browser to store on your machine. Each time you view a page on a website it's like the website never saw you before - it's all brand new to the website. Basically, websites have the memory of a goldfish. The website needs a way to remind itself that you've visited before, and that's what it uses cookies for.

It's important to note that cookies are site specific. A cookie set by one website cannot generally be accessed by another website. (Read about Same-origin policy on Wikipedia).

This policy describes how FlatMate.in and other use cookies.

General Browsing

FlatMate.in stores a cookie when you first visit the site in order to create a "session". A session is akin to a visit: you come to the Site, browse website, and leave. That's a session. The "session cookie" is stored only for the duration of your session and allows the Site to store state information such as the fact that you've logged in successfully (so you don't have to log in each page view) and whatever settings you've chosen (for instance, fluid page rendering instead of fixed-width).

Other cookies are stored for longer periods (over a year in some cases) and are used for customisation of the Site (for instance the current category of content you prefer) without you needing to be logged in.

What information is collected on Me via cookies?

Not a lot. The data we get from you is typically collected via a form submission. Remember that cookies are set by a website: they can only contain data that the website already has. Cookies can, however, allow data to be correlated: You visit our site one day, we set a cookie, and then you visit the site again the next day, and we read the cookies we stored in order for us to know that it's really you again. Yay! We're really happy you came back. Here's a cookie!

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Cookies Policy, please contact FlatMate.in at support@flatmate.in.