Normally cookies do not find or contain any personal identifiable information (PII) from your computer. Any personal information they might contain will be a result of your input into a website form. When a cookie does store personal information from a web form it is coded so that it is unreadable to anyone but the party that created it.
This page explains what cookies are, how we use them to create a better experience for you and how you can control cookies on your computer.
We may collect information about your behaviour on our website when you visit. The cookies will allow us to analyse information such as how long you spend on our website and what pages you visit. We use this information to give you a more personal experience during your visits and in future visits to our website.
Types of Cookies
Here is some information on different types of cookies.
Temporary Cookies/Session Cookies
Session cookies are automatically removed from your browser once you close it. Websites use temporary cookies to store information like items you have recently browsed.
These stay on your browser after it’s closed and are often used so you don’t have to re-enter information every time you visit a site. For example, if you abandon a shopping cart and visit it again a few weeks later to find the items are still in your checkout – this will be because of persistent cookies.
First-party cookies are set by the website you visit. They may be used to track preferences and even store personal information within a site.
These are used by web servers to check whether or not you are logged in to serve you with private information related to your authentication.
Many sites use third-party cookies which collect data and send information to sites that do not have a direct relationship with the website you are visiting.
Cookies that GlobalSign Use
Here is a list of cookies that GlobalSign use to improve your experience on our website and communications.
These are first-party cookies that help track your web form submissions when purchasing a product or making an enquiry.
Act-On uses web beacons in combination with cookies to track simple actions of a user on a web page. We analyze where you are clicking on the website, when you open an email and from what browser or email client. This allows us to improve our email marketing and website design.
We also track web form submissions into Act-On to allow us to send nurture emails.
GlobalSign Certificate Center (GCC)
The GlobalSign Certificate Center (GCC) uses session cookies to keep you logged in while your browser is open.
Google Analytics and Ads
These are first-party cookies which track your behaviour on our website. Google Analytics tracks a number of metrics related to the behaviour when you visit our website.
Our marketing and web teams use this information to improve the website so you can have a better experience in the future.
How to Remove Cookie Tracking
You canuse the guides below to turn off cookies in your browser. If you do, we can't guarantee that your experience with the website will be as good as it will be if you do allow cookies.
Most internet browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You can turn this off in your browser settings or erase past cookies.
Here is some information from the browsers on how to manage your cookies from your desktop:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
And if you want to manage cookies from your mobile device: