Cookies Usage Policy

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 after any such change has been posted will constitute your agreement to any such changes.

Our Use of Cookies

Like many companies, some or all of our Websites may use "cookies". A Cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is 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

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 give us a better understanding of what content visitors are spending most time reading. The types of cookies used on our Websites are as follows:

Cookie TypeDetails
Strictly NecessaryThese cookies are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website. For example, cookies to operate online shopping baskets, do your internet banking or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe).
Analytics / PerformanceThese cookies are used only to 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, for example which pages visitors go to most often and whether they get error messages from web pages. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.
Authentication / Functionality 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 and what your preferences are so that we can provide you with access to pages personal to you, for example your account pages or your selected font size. These cookies help keep your visit to the site secure. These cookies can also enable enhanced, more personal features and to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video, which is how they are used on our website. Whilst information collected by "functionality" cookies may or may not be anonymised, the "functionality" cookies on our website only collect anonymous information.
TargetingThese cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. These cookies collect the most information about users.
SessionThese are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visits 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 responsible as possible;
  • Noting your browser's capabilities.

We have listed in the table below the specific cookies that we use and the purposes for which we use them. You will see that we have also identified whether they are session cookies or persistent cookies. 'Session cookie' is a commonly used description for a cookie which stores information about user page activities to allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection is remembered from page to page; whilst 'persistent cookie’ is a commonly used description for a cookie which helps websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future.

TypeCookieNamePurposePersistent / SessionMore Information
Strictly NecessaryJava SessionJSESSIONIDThis cookie is essential for the Java programming language to maintain a session with
PHP SessionPHPSESSIDThis cookie is essential for the PHP programming language to maintain a session with users.Session
Access ManagerIPCZQX##########
Access Manager is a Novell product used to manage authentication and security. These cookies are essential for its functionality.Session
MyNetIQ Legacypolicytarget
Legacy cookies used to manage access to restricted resources.Session Persistent 

TypeCookieNamePurposePersistent / SessionMore Information
Analytics / PerformanceGoogle AnalyticsAID
These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile analytical reports which help us improve our website. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to our website, how they arrived there (e.g. directly from the internet or through linking from another website) and tracking which web pages they visited.Sessionhttps://support
Eloqua Corp. is a marketing automation SaaS company owned by Oracle which developed automated marketing and demand generation software and services for business-to-business marketers. It is used for many core demand generation
Double Click Tracking_drt_
DoubleClick is a 3rd party product owned by Google that is used to measure campaign success.Persistentwww.doubleclick
Decibel Insightda_lid
Decibel Insight is a full suite of behavioral analysis

TypeCookieNamePurposePersistent / SessionMore Information
Authentication / FunctionalityLanguage Preferenceag_language
Language cookie used to display content in users preferred language.Persistent 
Country Preferenceuser_countryCountry cookie is used to display localized content based on a user's location.Persistent 
Novell Searchnovell_search_type
This cookie is used to track the banner rotation count on the home page.Persistent 
Home Page Banner Rotationnetiq_home_counterDecibel Insight is a full suite of behavioral analysis tools.Session 
Vbulletin Forumsbb_lastactivity
VBulletin is a 3rd party product used for forums and it uses these cookies to track visitor
AddThis social sharing widget__atuvcAdd This is a content sharing tool that allows users to share content on social media, blogs, websites,
LiveChat is an online marketing, live support and web analytics application for SMB and large enterprise offered in SaaS (software as a service) model. It is used to offer chat support to visitors of the
DemandBases_fidUsed to deliver targeted personalization based on a user’s location and known information about them.Persistent 

All information collected through the use of cookies is encrypted and we do not use cookies to collect information such as credit card numbers.

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. For example, we use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences and so:

  • If you delete all of 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 or 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.

Further Information and Complaints

Micro Focus takes its users' concerns seriously. If you believe that Micro Focus has not complied with this Privacy and Cookie Policy, or if you have any questions about our privacy practices in general, you may write to the Micro Focus Group Compliance Officer at the address provided below, or by email at:

Micro Focus
The Lawn
22-30 Old Bath Road
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 this Privacy and Cookie 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 and on another by declining cookies), Micro Focus will endeavour to update your privacy preferences in a timely and accurate manner.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, Micro Focus International plc and certain of its other UK group companies are individually registered as a 'Data Controller' on the public Register of Data Controllers as maintained by the UK’s Information Commissioner. Micro Focus' overseas group companies process your personal data in accordance with data protection laws in the countries in which they operate. To find out more information about the companies within the Micro Focus group that may handle your personal information, please visit

We may change this Privacy and Cookie Policy from time to time by updating this page. Check this page from time to time to learn about any changes.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy was last updated: 1st October 2015