Cookie Policy

McAfee uses cookies, web beacons, and other technologies for a variety of purposes -- to remember your preferences, provide services (including product and site functionality), analyze our performance, enhance and personalize your experience, and provide marketing communications.

By using any of our websites, you accept their use of cookies, web beacons, and other such technologies in accordance with this Notice and the McAfee Privacy Policy. In particular, you accept the use of Essential, Analytical/ Customization, and Advertising cookies as described below.

If you do not wish to accept the use of cookies please disable them by following the instructions in this Notice, visiting the Cookie Consent Manager, or changing your browser settings so that cookies cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.

Disabling certain cookies (i.e., Essential Cookies) may render the website inaccessible in whole, or in part.

What are cookies?
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Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are automatically downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or shares data with another website that recognizes that cookie.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device. They do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Types of cookies we use
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There are three different types of cookies we use: 

  • Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites (e.g., to enable you to log-in to secure areas of our websites or use a shopping cart). These cookies are necessary for the website to operate properly.

  • Analytical/Customization cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use and interact with a website, for instance which pages they go to most often. These cookies also enable us to personalize content, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language, country, or region). These cookies helps us improve the way our websites work and provide a better, personalized user experience.

  • Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited, and the links you have clicked. They gather information about your browsing habits and remember that you have visited a website. We (and third-parties) may use this information to make our websites, content, and advertisements displayed on them more relevant to your interests.

    To find out more about interest-based ads and your choices, visit these sites: Digital Advertising Alliance, the Network Advertising Initiative, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe.







       
    • Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed in the following chart. 
      This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate primary reasons for certain types of cookies set by McAfee and third parties on our websites. 

      Third parties (such as Omniture) may also set certain cookies on your device when you visit McAfee websites. 
      In some cases, the third party has been hired to provide certain services on McAfee's behalf (e.g. website analytics). In other cases, our websites contain content or ads from third parties (e.g. videos, news content, or ads delivered by other ad networks). When your browser connects to those third parties' web servers to retrieve content, those third parties may set and use their own cookies on your device. If you visit a McAfee website, some or all of the following cookies may be placed on your device:

       

       

      Cookie Name

      Description

      Source

      Expiry

      How to Block

      Essential Cookies

      HPrst

      This is an authentication cookie set when a user signs in with a McAfee account. 
      Contains user's language and subscription profile.

      McAfee

      10 years

      Cookie Consent manager or browser settings

      HRntm

      Enables us to remember when you are logged in to the secure area on a McAfee website.

      McAfee

      End of Session

      Cookie Consent manager or browser settings

      Advertising Cookies

      s_campaign

      Identifies unique browsers to McAfee websites. It is used for advertising, site analytics and other operational functions.

      McAfee

      1 month

      Cookie Consent manager or browser settings

      Analytic/Customization Cookies

      ss_q

      Collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the websites, where visitors have come to the websites from and the pages they visited.

      Adobe

      End of Session

      Cookie Consent manager or browser settings

How long do cookies stay on my device?
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Some cookies operate from the time you visit a McAfee website to the end of that particular web-browsing session. These cookies expire and are automatically deleted when you close your internet browser. These cookies are called "session" cookies.

Some cookies will stay on your device between browsing sessions -- they do not expire when you close your browser. These cookies are called "persistent" cookies. The length of time a persistent cookie stays on your device varies from cookie to cookie.

How to control which cookies are set
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There are a number of ways you can manage what Analytics/Customization and Advertising cookies are set on you devices. Essential cookies, however, cannot be disabled. If you do not allow certain cookies to be installed, the website may not be accessible to you and/or the performance, features, or services of the website may be compromised.

1. McAfee Cookie Consent Manager

Click on the button below to set your cookie preferences. You will be able to select whether or not to allow Advertising and Analytics/Customization cookies.

Remember, however, some functionality and features require cookies. Examples of this are site analytics, which requires an "Analytics/Customization" cookie, and promotions, which requires an "Advertising" cookie. If you do not accept certain cookies, your experience on McAfee websites may not be as robust or personal as it could be.

COOKIE CONSENT MANAGER

2. Browser Controls

Another way to manage cookies is through your internet browser's settings. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our or others' websites. The following links provide information on how to modify the cookies settings on some popular browsers:

· Apple Safari

· Google Chrome

· Microsoft Internet Explorer

· Mozilla Firefox

Cookies that have been set in the past
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If you have recently disabled one or more cookies, we will stop using the disabled cookies to collect any further information. However, we may still use information collected from such cookies prior to your "disable" preference being set.

Our use of Web Beacons
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McAfee web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons - sometimes called "clear GIFs", "single-pixel GIFs", or "web bugs". Web beacons are used to deliver cookies on our websites, count clicks/users/visitors, and deliver co-branded content or services. We may include web beacons in our promotional e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.

McAfee websites may also contain web beacons from third parties to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other website operations. These web beacons may allow the third parties to set or read cookies on your device.

Other Similar Technologies
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In addition to the aforementioned cookies and web beacons, McAfee websites also use other technologies to store and retrieve data from your device. This may be done to maintain your preferences or to improve speed and performance by storing certain files locally. These technologies include Local Shared Objects (or "Flash cookies") and Silverlight Application Storage.

· Local Shared Objects or "Flash cookies." Websites that use Adobe Flash technologies may use Local Shared Objects or "Flash cookies" to store data on your device. Note that the ability to clear Flash cookies may or may not be controlled by your browser setting for standard cookies as that may vary by browser. To manage or block Flash cookies, go to http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en....

· Silverlight Application Storage. Websites or applications that use Microsoft Silverlight technology also have the ability to store data by using Silverlight Application Storage. To learn how to manage or block such storage, visit Silverlight.

Do Not Track Signals
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There is no uniform or consistent standard or definition for responding to, processing, or communicating Do Not Track signals. At this time McAfee websites do not function differently based a user's Do Not Track signal. For more information on Do Not Track signals, see All About Do Not Track.

If you have any questions about how McAfee uses cookies, you can contact McAfee by emailing privacy@mcafee.com.

See our: COOKIE CONSENT MANAGER