The information we collect includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the actions you take on RightScale’s websites (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked).
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, RightScale) are called “first-party cookies.” Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality (such as advertising, interactive content, and analytics) to be provided on or through the website or service you are using. The third parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
Other Tracking Technologies
We and our third-party partners may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons, pixels (or “clear gifs”), and other tracking technologies. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our websites or, in the case of web beacons, opened an email that we have sent to an individual. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of visitors from one page within our website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to serve targeted advertisements to you and others like you, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of marketing campaigns. While you may not have the ability to specifically reject or disable these tracking technologies, in many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly; accordingly, in those instances, declining cookies will impair functioning of these technologies.
For details on the specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our websites and Services and the purposes they perform, see our Cookies List.
Targeted Online Advertising
We have engaged one or more third-party service providers to track and analyze both individualized usage and volume statistical information from interactions with our websites. We also partner with one or more third parties (such as advertisers and ad networks) to serve advertising on other sites.
How Can I Control Cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.
Disabling Most Interest-Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest-Based Advertising. For more information, please visit Digital Advertising Alliance or Your Online Choices.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of interest-based advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third-party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.
Do Not Track: Currently, various browsers — including Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, and Safari — offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to websites visited by you about your browser DNT preference setting. We do not currently commit to responding to browsers' DNT signals with respect to our websites, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies, or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. We will continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about DNT, please visit All About Do Not Track.
Cookies Served Through Our Websites
The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our websites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail in our Cookies List.