Cookie Policy

 

Last Modified: March 3, 2021

This Cookie Policy (the "Policy") explains how WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. ("WatchGuard" or "we") uses cookies and similar technologies (such as pixel tags or web beacons) when you use and interact with www.watchguard.com and any other WatchGuard websites that include a link to this Policy (the "Website(s)").

Some cookies or similar technologies that we use through our Website will collect personal information about you, or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other data. Any personal information that we collect will be used in accordance with the WatchGuard Privacy Policy.

Please note that this Policy does not cover the use of cookies and similar tracking technologies when you use and interact with WatchGuard Cloud hosted services and related websites (including https://cloud.watchguard.com/) and services (collectively, the "WatchGuard Cloud Services"). If you want to learn more about our use of cookies and tracking technologies when you use WatchGuard Cloud Services, please read our WatchGuard Service Cookie Policy.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners like WatchGuard to make their websites work, better understand how site visitors use the website, and provide more targeted content to its site visitors.

Cookies created and set by the website owner (in this case, WatchGuard) are called "first party cookies." Cookies created and set by parties other than WatchGuard are called "third party cookies."

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate and we refer to these as "strictly necessary" cookies. In addition, third party cookies help us to see which areas and features are popular and to count visits to our Websites and particular webpages. We also use third party cookies to display targeted content, promotions.

For more detailed information about the specific cookies that we use, and to change your cookie settings, please go to our Cookie Preference Center.

Google Analytics

In addition to other third party cookies, we use Google Analytics to collect limited data directly from user's browsers to enable us to better understand your use of our Website in order to diagnose and improve the services and to fix issues. Further information on how Google collects and uses this data can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsTrackingOverview

How Do We Use Other Tracking Technologies?

We collect information using web beacons (also referred to as gifs and pixels), alone or in conjunction with cookies. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular website or service tied to the web beacon, and a description of a website or service tied to the web beacon. For example, we or our marketing partners, may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify us or our partner when you click on a link in the email that directs you to our Website. We use web beacons to understand usage and marketing campaign effectiveness, and to operate and improve our Website, services, and email communications.

How Do You Refuse or Delete Cookies?

You have the right to refuse or delete cookies. If you wish to refuse the use of cookies, you may disable them through the Cookie Preference Center.

In addition to the Cookie Preference Center, most browsers allow you to refuse or delete cookies at any time. If you choose to refuse cookies, you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

You can also manage third party advertising preferences for some of the third parties we work with to serve advertising across the Internet by utilizing the choices available at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and www.aboutads.info/choices. We do not guarantee that all of the third parties we work with will honor the elections you make using those options, but we strive to work with third parties that do.

For individuals located in the EU, additional information on how our advertising partners allow you to opt out of receiving ads based on your web browsing history is available via the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance here.

Use your mobile device settings to control how data about your use of applications is used for purposes of showing ads that are targeted to your interests. For example, on your iOS device, enable the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting, and on your Android device, enable the “Opt Out of Ads Personalization” or “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” setting.

How Often Will We Update This Cookie Policy?

We may update this 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 therefore revisit this Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies. The date at the top of this Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where Can You Get Further Information?

For more information about the specific cookies that we use on our Website, please go to our Cookie Preference Center.

For more information about how we use personal information that we collect through cookies and other tracking technologies, please see our Privacy Policy.

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