Last Modified: March 3, 2021
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.
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 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.
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.