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.
There are three different types of cookies we use:
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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