Effective Date: Jan 3, 2018
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 organizations in order to make their websites or solutions work, or to function more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website operator are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website operator are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites and/or mobile apps.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us: to track how our users and prospects use and interact with our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services; to enhance and tailor the experience on our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services; and to deliver more targeted online advertising and marketing campaigns. They also enable us to conduct analytics about online campaigns we are running and the usage and performance of some of our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services. Third parties serve cookies through our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
What cookies do we use?
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Online Properties and the purposes they perform are described in our Cookie Consent Tool.
What about Social Media Features?
What similar technologies do we use?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track users of our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services. We may use other similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs") to track users of our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has interacted with our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users within our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
What about Flash Cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Our Online Properties and/or mobile apps may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as “Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
VMware has engaged one or more third party service providers to track and analyse both individualized usage and volume statistical information from interactions with our Online Properties and/or mobile apps. We also partner with one or more third parties (such as advertisers and ad networks) to display advertising on our Online Properties and/or mobile apps and/or to manage and serve advertising on other third party sites.
The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personal information that directly identifies you unless you choose to provide these.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your preferences in relation to cookies served on our Online Properties by using our cookie consent tool.
Where our mobile apps leverage Google Analytics and associated cookies we may provide additional information within the relevant mobile app privacy notice. More information on how opt-out of this Google supported analytics within these apps can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Information on how you can control Google Analytics cookies used within VMware products and/or services is set out below.
Disabling most interest based advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt-out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.
Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari - include the ability to transmit "Do Not Track" or "DNT" signals. Since uniform standards for "DNT" signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to "DNT" signals. VMware takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about "DNT", please visit "All About Do Not Track".
What about cookies and similar technologies served via VMware product and services?
More information on how to opt-out of this Google supported analytics within VMware products and services can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Certain VMware products and services participate in customer experience and product improvement programs which may be described in more detail in the VMware Trust & Assurance Center. These are VMware products and services accessed by end-users in a work capacity where their employer or organization utilises VMware products and/or services in its business.
How often will we update this Cookie Notice?
The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.
Where can you obtain further information?