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COOKIE POLICY

Information on our use of Cookies

NSS Labs Inc. and its affiliates (“NSS Labs”) uses Cookies and similar tools across the NSS Labs website (the “Site”) to keep track of the products and services you request, to assist with the downloading or uploading of documents and other materials from and to the Site, to create a more personalized user experience, for standard Site traffic analysis, and to improve Site content and display. Please read this policy carefully for more details about the information we collect through the use of Cookies when you use this Site. You are advised to also review NSS Labs’ Privacy Policy to understand how NSS Labs otherwise will collect, transfer, disclose, process and use your personal data and personally identifiable information obtained by NSS Labs when using this Site. NSS Labs’ data privacy policy can be found at:

What are Cookies?

“Cookies” are small text files or pieces of information that can be placed on your computer or mobile device. NSS Labs also uses similar files or technologies such as locally shared objects or flash Cookies that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. NSS Labs uses the term “Cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. If you choose to register a user account in order to access certain areas of the Site, NSS Labs will use Cookies to store the Personal Information in the user account you establish. Most Cookies, however, won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use the Site, or a user’s general location.

Types of Cookies

First-party Cookies: First-party Cookies are those set by the Site itself upon you visiting it (e.g. Cookies placed by www.nsslabs.com).

Third-party Cookies: Third-party Cookies are Cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Site. If you visit the Site and another entity sets a cookie through the Site, this would be a third-party cookie.

Session Cookies: Cookies created and active during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finish when you close the browser window. Session Cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session Cookies are deleted.

Persistent Cookies: Cookies that remain on your computer or mobile device until you delete them manually or until they expire.

What Cookies does NSS Labs use?

1. Essential Cookies – Some Cookies are essential for the operation of the Site. For example, some Cookies allow us to identify registered users and ensure they can access their user accounts. Without these Cookies, those services cannot be provided. Most of the essential Cookies used for this Site are session Cookies.

2. Performance Cookies – NSS Labs utilizes performance Cookies to collect information about how you use our Site – e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These Cookies do not collect any information that could identify you. All information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our Site works, understand your interests and measure how effective our content is. The performance Cookies used on this Site are either session or persistent Cookies.

3. Functionality Cookies – NSS Labs uses functionality Cookies to allow us to remember your preferences and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, Cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access your user account.

4. Third Party Cookies – NSS Labs uses Google Analytics to help monitor the Site traffic (i.e. number of visitors, the pages they visit, and the length of time spent on the Site). We may also use third party Cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality (Pardot) and provide support assistance on the Site. You are free to adjust your browser settings to block the use of third-party Cookies. This may have an effect on the functionality of the Site or parts thereof. For more information on the applicable policies for the use of the third-party Cookies, please visit:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
https://www.salesforce.com/company/privacy/full_privacy/

Your consent

By continuing to use this Site, you are agreeing to NSS Labs placing Cookies on your computer or mobile device as set forth in this policy. If you do not wish to accept Cookies in connection with your use of this Site, you must stop using the Site.

Withdraw your consent

You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the Cookies using your internet browser settings. For further information about deleting or blocking Cookies, please refer to the relevant section on deleting and blocking Cookies described in this policy.

How to delete and block our Cookies

You can accept, reject or remove Cookies by adjusting your browser settings. You can adjust your browser settings by using the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. Please refer to the “help” function of your internet browser for more details on how to adjust your browser settings. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our system will issue Cookies as soon as you visit our site.

Adjusting Browser Settings

Most internet browsers are initially setup to automatically accept Cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse Cookies, our system will issue Cookies when you direct your browser to our Site. You can refuse to accept Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. Please be aware that restricting the use of Cookies will impact the functionality of our Site. As a result, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site or use some of our products and/or services.

Depending on your browser, further information may be obtained via the following links:

To find out more about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutCookies.org or www.allaboutCookies.org.

Web Beacons and Analytics Services

Our Site may contain electronic images known as web beacons (or single-pixel gifs) that we use to help deliver Cookies on our Site, count users who have visited the Site, and deliver content and advertising. We also include web beacons in our promotional email messages and newsletters to determine whether you open and act on them.

Targeting Cookies

For Cookies that track activity in connection with targeted advertising, you can opt-out:

  • EU Users: A guide for EU users on behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
  • US Users: To learn more about the use of Cookies or other technologies to deliver more relevant advertising and to know your choices with respect to collection and use of the data by these third party tools, you may visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) opt-out page at www.aboutads.info/choices, or the National Advertising Initiative’s (NAI) opt-out page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Additional useful information

For further information about Cookies and online privacy matters, please refer to http://www.allaboutCookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Contact NSS Labs

If you have any further queries regarding this policy, please contact Info@NSS Labs.com