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Optiv Cookie Policy

OPTIV SECURITY INC.
COOKIE POLICY

Last Updated: April 30, 2019

This Cookie Policy explains how Optiv Security Inc. and its affiliates (“Optiv,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) and our service providers deploy cookies on Optiv’s websites, as well as the options you have to control them. For more information on how we collect, use, and disclose personal information, please see our Privacy Policy.

(1) WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting, or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or social media integration services on the website (known as “third party cookies”). The website or third party that sets the cookie may access the cookie on subsequent visits. This enables websites to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (through a “persistent cookie”). Cookies help ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

Both websites and emails may contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that allow us to gather information for similar purposes as cookies. Web beacons or pixels are often used in conjunction with cookies but are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

(2) HOW WE USE COOKIES

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons (e.g., website security or optimization); some enable a personalized experience; some enable us to distinguish unique visitors for purposes of analyzing the effectiveness of our content and marketing; and some allow advertising networks to deliver advertisements that may be of interest to you.

(3) TYPES OF COOKIES

The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them. We also provide examples of the cookies set by us or our service providers. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative.

Cookie Description Examples
Necessary These cookies are essential for the technical functioning of our website.
  • Facilitating website security
    (e.g., __cfduid)
  • Optimizing the website
    (e.g., BIGipServer#, AWSELB, nlbi_#)
  • Preserving user states from page to page
    (e.g., incap_ses_# and visid_incap_#)
Analytics Analytics cookies (often with the help of a third-party service provider) help us collect information on how users interact with our websites, including, for example, pages visited, sites visited from, and browser, operating system, and device information. We use information collected via analytics to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.
  • Analyzing website traffic via Google Analytics
    (e.g., _dc_gtm_UA-#, _ga, gid, _utmvc)
  • Analyzing website traffic via SiteImprove
    (e.g., nmstat and siteimproveses)
  • Measuring email campaign effectiveness through Marketo service
    (e.g., _mkto_trk)
Marketing These cookies are used to track visitors across websites to help with our marketing activities. These cookies may be used to build user profiles to help show ads based on content you viewed or actions you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by Optiv and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
  • Google AdSense and DoubleClick
    (e.g., _gcl_au, IDE, NID, test_cookie)
Third Party / Embedded Content Our websites use third-party widgets and apps to enhance the user experience, including integrations with social media platforms (e.g., through the use of sharing buttons). As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity for their own purposes (which may include advertising). Please refer to the privacy policies or cookie policies accessible on those services for more information.
  • Twitter
    (e.g., _widgetsettings, local_storage_support_test)
  • Facebook
    (e.g., _fpb, fr)
  • LinkedIn
    (e.g., lang, BizoID, bscookie, bcookie, lidc, UserMatchHistory)
  • YouTube
    (e.g., GPS, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, yt-player-bandwidth, yt-player-headers-readable)


(4) CONTROLLING COOKIES

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Certain browsers may allow you to disable categories of cookies (e.g., third party cookies) or specific cookies by name. You can usually find these settings in the options or preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links for commonly used browsers may be helpful, or you can use the help option in your browser for more details:

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on. For information on how to opt-out of personalized advertisements delivered by Google’s advertising networks, please see https://safety.google/privacy/privacy-controls/.

If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:

(5) CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Policy.