Cookies Usage Policy

Our Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to all of our websites ("Websites").

By accessing any of our Websites, you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply whenever you access the Websites on any device.

Any changes to this policy will be posted here and we reserve the right to vary this policy from time to time and your continued use of our Websites will constitute your agreement to any such changes.

Our last update to this policy was: 18 June 2012. Please check regularly for new updates.

Our Use of Cookies

Like many companies, some or all of our Websites may use "cookies", such as how many users visited our Websites and the pages accessed.

Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit certain websites. We may use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. For more information on cookies, please see www.aboutcookies.org.

Most of the cookies we use are "personalisation cookies" which are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Websites and "analytics cookies" which monitor how visitors use our Websites and so we can also get a better understanding of what content visitors are spending most time reading. The main cookies used on our Websites are as follows:

Cookie TypeDetails
Analytics These cookies help us to improve our Websites over time, by giving us insights into how the various sections of the Websites are used and how users interact with the Websites. The information collected is anonymous and statistical. 
Authentication These cookies are used to identify unique visitors to the Websites. If you log in to the Websites, these are the cookies that allow us to remember who you are so that we can provide you with access to pages personal to you, for example your account pages. These cookies help keep your visit to the site secure. 
Session These are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visit to the Websites are as smooth as possible. Their main uses are:
  • Allowing us to identify your device as you use the Website, so that you are not treated as a new visitor each time you go to another part of the Website;
  • Ensure that the servers that we use to power the website each serve an equal number of users, to help make everyone's browsing as swift and responsive as possible;
  • Noting your browser's capabilities.

All information collected through using cookies is encrypted and we do not collect information such as credit card numbers using cookies.

Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features.

Please note that we use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences and this has a couple of consequences

  • If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again.
  • If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

Web Beacons

Certain pages on our websites may contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page and the information in cookies set by the third party.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our websites, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our websites.

Privacy Policy and complaints

Your right to privacy is very important to Micro Focus. At Micro Focus, we believe that the personal information you provide to us must be kept confidential and used responsibly and in accordance with all relevant laws. Please see our Privacy Policy for further details.

Micro Focus takes its users' concerns seriously. If you believe that Micro Focus has not complied with this Cookies Usage Policy, or if you have any questions about our privacy practices in general, you may write to the Micro Focus Company Secretary at the address provided below, or by email at: compliance@microfocus.com

Company Secretary
Micro Focus
The Lawn
22-30 Old Bath Road
Newbury
Berkshire, RG14 1QN
United Kingdom

If you have a complaint, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the Cookies Usage Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.

If you provide Micro Focus with inconsistent preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that you consent to our use of cookies), Micro Focus will endeavor to update your privacy preferences in a timely and accurate manner.

GeoIP Geographic Detection

Micro Focus uses http://www.maxmind.com for identifying visitors by geographic location.