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Cisco Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Our services (including our websites, web-based products and services, mobile app and e-mail communications, together the "Services") use cookies and other device identification and similar technologies (collectively "cookies") to provide our Services, to understand how they are used, and for analytics, personalization and marketing purposes. You can read more about the types of cookies we use, why we use them and how you can exercise your cookies choices below.

Our Services may also include widgets, which are interactive mini-programs that run on our sites to provide specific services from another company (such as displaying the news, opinions, music, and more). Personal information, such as your email address, may be collected through the widget. Cookies may also be set by the widget to enable it to function properly. Information collected by these widgets is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it.  

What are cookies?

We use the term “cookie” to refer to all technologies which store and access information on the device that you use to access our Services, such as your computer, tablet or mobile phone. For example, we use HTTP cookies, which are small data files (typically made up of numbers and letters) that are downloaded when you access our Services and allow us to recognize your device. Click here for more info on cookies.

Cookies can be useful in a number of ways. For example, cookies enable websites to recognize your device and are often used to help the website function properly, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies are necessary to recognize or “remember” anything about visitors, such as:

(i)             whether a visitor is logged in;
(ii)            user-selected preferences; or
(iii)           the items in user’s a shopping cart.

There are different types of cookies, for example:

  • Cookies served directly by Cisco ("first party cookies") and cookies served on our behalf, for example by advertisers and data analytics companies ("third party cookies")
  • Cookies that only last as long as your browser is open are referred to as "session cookies".  Session cookies are deleted automatically once you close your browser.
  • Other cookies are "persistent cookies" and remain after your browser is closed and until they are cleared. For example, they store your device identifier and recognize your device when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?

The following table sets out the different types of cookies that our Services use, why we use them, and who serves them.

Type of cookie Why we use these cookies Who serves them and where can you find out more information?
Authentication Cookies These cookies (including local storage and similar technologies) tell us when you're logged in, so we can show you the appropriate experience and features such as your account information, trip history, and to edit your account settings. Cisco
Security and site integrity cookies We use these cookies to support or enable security features to help keep Cisco safe and secure. For example, they enable us to remember when you are logged into a secure area of the Services and help protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you. Cisco
Advertising Things like cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you, and track the efficacy of mobile application advertising campaigns.
For example, we may read a cookie so we can serve you ads that may be interesting to you on other websites. We also use this information to retarget users with relevant advertising. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie, attribution service or another similar technology to determine whether we've served an ad and how it performed or provide us with information about how you interact with them. This may involve storing cookies on your local device.

Cisco [and third parties including]

  • Adelphic
  • Adjust
  • AdRoll (Facebook)
  • AdSage
  • AOL
  • CareerCo
  • Digilant
  • Drawbridge
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • HasOffers (Tune)
  • Indeed
  • Kenshoo
  • Microsoft
  • Mixpanel
  • Quantcast
  • Recruitics
  • RocketFuel
  • Simplyhired
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo
  • YieldMo
  • Ziprecruiter

For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web-browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices if you are in the United States, or http://youronlinechoices.eu/ if you are outside the United States.

Localization These help Cisco provide a localized experience. For example, we may store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so you will see the site in your preferred language. Cisco
Site features and Services These provide functionality that help us deliver products and Services.
For example, cookies help you log in by pre-filling fields. We may also use cookies and similar technologies to help us provide you and others with social plugins and other customized content and experiences, such as making suggestions to you and others.

Cisco [and third parties including]

  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Twitter
Analytics and research These are used to understand, improve, and research products and Services, including when you access the Cisco website and related websites and apps from a computer or mobile device.
For example, we may use cookies to understand how you are using site features, and segmenting audiences for feature testing. We and our partners may use these technologies and the information we receive to improve and understand how you use websites, apps, products, services and ads. We may share information about this analysis with our partners.

Cisco [and third parties including]

  • Google
  • MixPanel
  • Optimizely

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How can you exercise your cookies choices?

You have the right to choose not to accept certain cookies. However, even optional cookies are an important part of how our Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove certain cookies, this could affect usability and functionality of our Services.

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. To do so, follow the instructions provided in your browser. Instructions are generally located within the "Help," "Tools," or "Edit" menus.

Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their advertising cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link. Or, you can opt-out proactively.  How to opt out of interest-based advertising:

Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third-party flash cookies used in connection with our Services. Get more information on how to delete or disable flash cookies.

You can also change your preferences in relation to how this website uses cookies.

For More Information

Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit AllAboutCookies.org and Your Online Choices (for European Union residents).

"Do Not Track" function

Some web browsers may give you the ability to enable a "do not track" feature that sends signals to the Services you visit, indicating that you do not want your online activities tracked. This is different than blocking or deleting cookies, as browsers with a "do not track" feature enabled may still accept cookies. There is currently no industry standard for how companies should respond to "do not track" signals, although one may develop in the future. We do not respond to "do not track" signals at this time. If we do so in the future, we will describe how in this Privacy Statement. Learn more information about "do not track".

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Privacy Statement