Effective July 1, 2021 (see archived policies). 


1. Who We Mean By “Our” and “We”

When we say “our” or “we”, we mean us, Boom Learning (a trade name of Omega Labs Inc.) and the third parties (subcontractors and subprocessors) we contract with to provide us services. This Cookie Policy is part of our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

2. Cookies are Byte-Sized Morsels of Data

Cookies are chunks of data stored in your web browser when you use a site. You can’t eat them. They are not yummy. Some of our cookies evaporate when you leave our site (session cookies); but others go home with you (persistent cookies). Many of our cookies are anonymous and do not deliver personal data to us that is associated with an online identifier. Some of our cookies deliver personal data necessary for our Services to function.

You come to our site, we tell you we serve cookies. Most of the cookies are essential. If you use our site, we must serve these to you. Optional functional third-party cookies can be avoided by not using the optional service.

3. Who Serves the Cookies

Some cookies are placed by our business partners to help them help us. These are placed by our partners Freshdesk (customer support) and Meteor (our web app hosting provider). The fancy pants way of saying this is that cookies set by Boom Learning are “first-party cookies” and cookies set by our partners are “third-party cookies.”

Third-party cookies can recognize your device when it visits our site. If you choose a third-party authenticator, you are giving them information. Depending on your agreements with them, they may follow you around to other websites or services in their efforts to serve you interest-based advertising. You can opt out of interest-based tracking through their privacy controls and by participating in one of these Opt-Out Programs:

If you want more control over your cookie consumption, you can open the settings in your browser (you may need to open “advanced settings”) and look for “Cookies”. Options can range from clearing out cookies at the end of each browser session, to refusing all cookies, to refusing only third-party cookies, or only allowing cookies for some sites. If you choose not to accept essential cookies from us, please understand that Boom won’t work. If you want to get the nitty-gritty on cookies, check out AboutCookies.org.

4. Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary to provide you with our Services, including access to secure areas. Because these cookies are necessary to deliver the services, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our Services function.

Names & TypesPurpose
galaxy-sticky (session)registers the user's server cluster for load balancing purpose and is delivered by Boom Learning via Meteor.com
_helpkit_session (session)allows our helpdesk to recognize users to provide customer support (by Boom Learning via Freshdesk)
_x_w (session)allows our helpdesk to recognize user to provide customer support (by Boom Learning via Freshdesk)
MeteorDynamicImportCache#sourcesByVersion (persistent)web site functioning
XRSF-Token (session)ensure visitor browsing security


We use these cookies to remember who you are and to improve our services. Sample uses include remembering who you are, which resources you put in your shopping cart, which resource or page you or a particular student is working on, taking payment, and providing customer support. We use PayPal, QuickBooks and Stripe to process payments. They use cookies to process your information. The cookie placed, if any, will depend on the payment processor you choose. Such cookies are essential for processing payments. 

5. Functional Optional Third-Party Cookies

We use these services to allow secure authentication through single sign-on providers. The use of these authentication providers will result in an exchange of information to verify the identity of the person attempting to sign in or sign up.

NameProviderPurpose
Clever AuthenticationCleverAllows optional Facebook authentication.
Microsoft TeamsMicrosoftAllows optional Microsoft authentication.
Google AuthenticationGoogleAllows optional Google authentication.
TBA Authentication ServiceTo Be AddedWe will be adding additional OAuth authentication services used by schools in 2021 - 2022, we will update this Cookie Statement as they are released.
Google AnalyticsTo Be AddedSends event-based information, for events determined by us, not Google, about your use of the system; declining cookies will suppress events.


5.1 Video Player Cookies

Some Boom Cards resources contain video hosted by Vimeo or YouTube. If you assign one of these resources, it will result in the placement of a cookie by the video hosting service. You can avoid the setting of the cookie by not playing the video. 

If you choose to assign a deck with a YouTube video to students, you must understand that you are consenting to YouTube placing cookies when the student clicks play. These cookies will track student user consent to marketing, track videos the user has seen, and store user preferences. You must confirm that your school permits use of YouTube videos before assigning a deck with a YouTube video.

5.2 Social Media Plug-Ins

These are provided as a service to adult users who want to share content in various social media settings with other adults. Clicking a social media plugins will result in a communication that may track your online behavior. You may encounter these plug-ins on our site or on social media sites we manage. Our social media properties include Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tik Tok, and more.

6. How often will we update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Please visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies. The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated and where to find archived versions.

7. Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us.