WhiteHat Security Cookie Policy

WhiteHat Security Cookie Policy

 

Effective Date:  May 14, 2018

WhiteHat Security, Inc. (“WhiteHat”) websites use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) to optimize the browsing experience on our websites and deliver our various web security solutions (collectively, “Services”). By continuing to view this website, you consent to our use of these Technologies. Information about our use of Technologies is set out below.

 

How do WhiteHat websites use cookies and other technologies?

WhiteHat, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on our Services, may use Technologies to automatically collect information through the Services.

We use Technologies that are essentially small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices (referred to collectively as a “device”) that allow us to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, messaging, and tools, and to recognize you across devices.

COOKIES We may use “cookies” as described in this section. A “cookie” is a piece of information that our website sends to your browser, which then stores this information on your system. If a cookie is used, our website will be able to “remember” information about you and your preferences either until you exit your current browser window (if the cookie is temporary) or until you disable or delete the cookie. Many users prefer to use cookies in order to help them navigate a website as seamlessly as possible. If you do not want WhiteHat to deploy cookies in your browser, you can opt out of cookies as further described below.

TEMPORARY COOKIES – If you are accessing our services through one of our online applications our web server may automatically send your browser a temporary cookie, which is used to help your browser navigate our site. This bit of information is erased when you close your current browser. If you come to our site from one of our business or advertising partners, our web server may also send your browser a temporary cookie that reflects an “origination code” for that partner. We use this information for statistical and marketing purposes.

List of Temporary Cookies:

  • APID –The WhiteHat Sentinel API session cookie that only is set when you log in via our API. Typically does not have a value set.
  • WHID – The WhiteHat Sentinel Session Cookie that is set upon login.
  • WHMFA – Multifactor Authentication Cookie that is only set when you log in using MFA. Typically does not have a value set.
  • USE_CVSS – Used in the legacy WhiteHat Sentinel UI to specify whether or not CVSS scores are displayed in the findings tab.
  • WHCSRF – This cookie is used to prevent cross site request forgery attacks.
  • WHSESSIONID – This cookie is used for WhiteHat Scout session cookie.

PERSISTENT COOKIES – If you visit our website and request documentation or a response from us, you may be given the option of having our website deliver a cookie to your local hard drive. You might choose to receive this type of cookie in order to save time in filling out forms and/or revisiting our website.

We may also use permanent cookies to track traffic patterns on our site. Analysis of the collected information by our tracking technologies allows us to improve our website and the user experience. In both instances of a persistent cookie, if you choose not to accept the cookie, you will still be able to use our website. Even if you choose to receive this type of cookie, you can always set your browser to notify you when you receive any cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it in each situation in which one is sent.

List of Persistent Cookies:

  • Marketo, Munchkin – For visitor tracking across multiple WhiteHat websites.
  • _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmz – For Google Analytics across multiple WhiteHat websites.
  • recentHistory,jive_wysiwygtext_height – Used by WhiteHat Community to remember user preferences.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES – Some WhiteHat pages may use cookies that permit select third-party partners, including Google, Marketo, and Salesforce.com, to provide you WhiteHat-related content, including WhiteHat advertisements, on their sites or elsewhere on the Internet. This is based on your prior visits to the WhiteHat site.

Third parties may use cookies to allow you to link to social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. As noted above, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. Alternatively you may use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies. You may also opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Additionally, various third-party cookies are set by the following entities and used for statistical and marketing purposes: LivePerson (http://liveperson.net) and Adroll (http://d.adroll.com).

WEB BEACONS – WhiteHat may use web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to understand visitors’ usage of the site and interaction with emails from WhiteHat. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular website tied to the web beacon, and a description of a website tied to the web beacon. For example, WhiteHat may place web beacons in marketing emails that collect information when you click on a link in the email that directs you to WhiteHat’s site. We may use web beacons to operate and improve WhiteHat’s site and email communications. WhiteHat may use information from web beacons in combination with data about WhiteHat to provide you with information about WhiteHat and the WhiteHat Services.

ANALYTICS INFORMATION – We may also use analytics tools (including, but not limited to Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting) to collect information regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics on our website, to improve the visitor experience and to develop website content. On whitehatsec.com this analytics data is not tied to any Personal Information. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Service by visiting http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING – We partner with third parties to manage our advertising on other sites. These third parties may use cookies or similar technologies in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising, please contact us at the address given at the end of this Policy. Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.

 

Our uses of such Technologies fall into the following general categories:

OPERATIONALLY NECESSARY. We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies that are necessary to the operation of our sites, services, applications, and tools. This includes technologies that allow you access to our sites, services, applications, and tools; that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security; or that allow you to make use of our functions such as shopping-carts, saved search, or similar functions;

PERFORMANCE RELATED. We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies to assess the performance of our websites, applications, services, and tools, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our websites, determine if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed an item or link, or to improve our website content, applications, services, or tools;

FUNCTIONALITY RELATED. We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our sites, services, applications, or tools. This may include identifying you when you sign into our sites or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed so that we may enhance the presentation of content on our sites;

ADVERTISING OR TARGETING RELATED. We may use first-party or third-party cookies and web beacons to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our sites or on third party sites. This includes using technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements and content that has been delivered to you, such as whether you have clicked on an advertisement.

 

How can I control or delete cookies?

Most browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings on your browser to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being set on your device. You can also delete cookies stored on your device through your browser. Please refer to your browser instructions or Help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

Please note that parts of our websites may not function correctly if you disable the cookies.