To maintain transparency and inform users about how DigiCert gathers and uses visitor information, we have compiled a list of cookies DigiCert uses to assist customers and improve DigiCert’s services.
- What are cookies and how does DigiCert use them?
- Session Cookies
- Customer Experience Cookies
- Information to opt out of cookies
What Are Cookies?
Session tracking cookies provide a consistent experience between related web pages. These cookies last for a specified amount of time, typically the duration that the user is using the website. Web browsers delete session cookies when the browser is closed.
PHP Session ID
DigiCert’s PHP Session Cookies maintain user settings and information, such as the preferred website language setting and account login status. These cookies keep the user logged in while visiting various pages across the DigiCert site.
Customer Experience Cookies
Customer experience cookies provide DigiCert anonymous information about a customer’s use of the DigiCert website. Cookies are not used to gather personally identifiable information.
These cookies are primarily used to optimize a user’s browsing experience, provide targeting advertising, and improve DigiCert’s website. Some of these are third-party cookies that are provided to users when visiting the DigiCert website. Third party cookies include:
Google and Adobe Analytics
Google AdWords Remarketing
These cookies allow users to share pages and articles on social media sites while pulling information from the user’s social media profile.
Removing and Disabling Tracking Cookies
Most browsers allow users to remove undesired cookies. In Chrome, navigate to the “History” menu and select “Clear all browsing data…” In Internet Explorer, select “Internet Options” and “Delete…” under the Browsing History section. In Firefox, select “Clear recent history…” under the “History” menu. In Safari, choose “Reset Safari…” under the general settings menu. Most browsers also permit users to remove individual cookies.
Removing previously collected cookies will reset all website information. This includes removing the settings that exclude existing customers from receiving advertisements meant for non-customers and vice-versa.
Most browsers allow users to disable cookies. This option is usually available in the browser’s privacy settings where users can choose to disable cookies entirely or reject cookies from specific providers.
Disabling cookies may cause some websites and shopping carts to stop functioning properly and will lead to less personalized and targeted advertising. Disabling cookies may also reset all website information between each visit, causing websites to treat returning customers as new visitors.