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SOFTWARE AG COOKIE POLICY

Effective May 10th, 2017


In this Cookie Policy, Software AG (Uhlandstr. 12, 64397 Darmstadt, Germany) as data controller is providing information about the usage of cookies on our websites and the collection, processing, and usage of personal information by us and our service providers, especially for data analysis and marketing purposes which may result from the usage of such cookies.


1. Cookies

A cookie is an identifier, which is stored on your device by your browser, if your browser is configured to do so. Most browsers can be configured to reject cookies or to inform you, when a cookie is stored.


2. General usage of personal data in connection with cookies
By using cookies, we collect, process, and use your personal data in pseudonymous form for promotional and market research purposes and to adjust our website to your interests (unless you have opted out of this), for displaying or sending you - if applicable with your consent - information about us and to keep you updated about our products and services that might be of interest to you. Based on this technology we might get reports from our service providers that include references to personal or aggregated data. Aggregated data might include data like general demographic or usage characteristics describing the visitors of our websites.

More information about data protection and the mailing of our newsletters can be found in our Privacy Statement.


3. Types of Cookies
In the following you will find general descriptions about the types of cookies that are used on our website, including the purposes of these cookies.


Type of cookies:

Required Cookies
Description:
The Required Cookies enable the navigation and basic functionality of the websites, e.g. access to protected areas of the websites.
Settings:
Since these cookies are required for certain functionalities of the websites, there is no opt-out option available for such cookies. If you configure your browser to prevent the storage of Required Cookies, some parts of the website will not work properly.


Type of cookies:
Functional Cookies
Description:
The Functional Cookies allow us to analyze your website usage and your selections on the website (e.g. your login name, language, or region), so we can remember these settings and to offer you a more personal experience on our websites. These cookies can also be used to remember settings like font size, font style and other configurations that you have chosen on the websites.
Settings:
You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of Functional Cookies. Please note that it might reduce the functionality offered by our websites, if you prevent these cookies from being stored.


Type of cookies:
Advertising Cookies
Description:
In some cases we make use of third-party service providers to track and analyze statistical information about the usage and scope of content that is used by individual users of our websites. This might result in cookies being set by the service providers to track the performance of our advertisement. These cookies might, for example store information about the browsers that have been used to visit our websites. The information provided to third-party providers by us does not include personal information, but the collected information might be linked with other personal information gathered elsewhere.
Besides that we have contracts with advertising networks. These advertising networks track your online activities and navigation over time and across multiple websites or other online services by setting cookies. This might result in information being tracked about you across multiple browsing devices, like your PC or laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Third-parties use such information to target advertising for products and services based on your personal interests. This might result in advertisement being displayed on any of your browsing devices. The Advertising Cookies with their related services help us to analyze and monitor the effectiveness of our marketing activities.
Settings:
You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of Advertising Cookies. Beyond that we also offer special opt-out options for Advertising Cookies, which are described below.


4. Used Cookies and Opt-Out
In the following table you will find descriptions about the cookies used on our websites and how you can opt-out from the storage of these cookies on your browsing devices.


Cookies:
*.softwareag.com
Description:
Our websites store various cookies that are required for the navigation and usage of the websites. Especially session information that allows you to login on multiple Software AG websites, is implemented with the use of these cookies.
Opt-out:
You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of these Required Cookies. Please note that it will reduce the functionality offered by our websites, if you prevent these cookies from being stored.
Type of cookie:
Required Cookies


Cookies:
*.b2b.com
Description:
Our blog uses the technology of HubSpot. Details can be found in our Privacy Statement. The cookies are required for various functionalities of our blog.
Opt-out:
You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of these Required Cookies. Please note that it will reduce the functionality offered by the blog, if you prevent these cookies from being stored.
Type of cookie:
Required Cookies


Cookies:
Siteimprove
Description:
Our websites make use of Siteimprove, a web analysis service of Siteimprove GmbH („Siteimprove“). The data that is created by the cookies while using our websites is processed on servers operated by Siteimprove in Denmark. Siteimprove uses the data according to our instructions to analyze the usage of our websites and to generate reports about the usage of our websites and our online services. More information about the privacy policy of Siteimprove can be found here.
Opt-out:
You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of these Advertising Cookies. Besides that, you can object to the data collection and processing by Siteimprove via such cookies, using the following opt-out button. Please click on „Opt Out“ to deactivate the creation of a pseudonymous user profile. If you have opted-out already the button will display “Opt In”, in which case you can click on the button to reactivate the respective cookies:

Please note: If you remove such cookies or all of your stored cookies, Software AG will also loose the information that you have opted-out.
Type of cookie:
Advertising Cookies


Cookies:
Marketo
Description:
Our websites make use of Marketo, a web analysis and marketing service of Marketo EMEA Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland („Marketo“). The data collected about your usage of our websites with the help of cookies is generally stored and processed on Servers of Marketo in Ireland. Marketo uses the data according to our instructions to analyze the usage of our websites and to generate reports about the usage of our websites and our online services. Also the Marketo cookies are utilized to adapt the website content to your interests and to store the data you have entered into forms on our websites in the cookies to assist in filling in future forms. More information about the privacy policy of Marketo can be found here.
Opt-out:
You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of these Functional and Advertising Cookies. Please note that it might reduce the functionality offered by the websites, if you prevent these cookies from being stored. Besides that, you can object to the data collection and processing by Marketo via such cookies, using the following opt-out button. Please click on „Opt Out“ to deactivate the creation of a pseudonymous user profile.. If you have opted-out already the button will display “Opt In”, in which case you can click on the button to reactivate the respective cookies:

Please note: If you remove such cookies or all of your stored cookies, Software AG will also loose the information that you have opted-out.
Type of cookie:
Functional Cookies
Advertising Cookies


Cookies:
Google Analytics
Description:
Our websites make use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics collects data about website usage by using cookies. The data collected by using the cookies, including your IP address, are stored and processed on server of Google in the USA. This website uses the setting "anonymizeIp" to anonymize IP addresses, so that only shortened IP addresses are stored and analyzed by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our websites, compiling reports on your activities and providing other services relating to your activities and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. More information about Google Analytics can be found on their pages about their Terms of Service and Google’s Privacy Policy.
Opt-out:
You can prevent the collection of data about your web usage by Google Analytics (cookies and IP addresses) by installing the browser plugin “Google Analytics Opt -Out Browser-Add-On” available here. Besides that you can also opt-out of the data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link and thereby installing a special cookie to indicate your objection for future website visits:
deactivate Google Analytics
Please note: If you remove such cookies or all of your stored cookies, Software AG will also loose the information that you have opted-out.
Type of cookie:
Advertising Cookies


Cookies:
Google AdWords Remarketing
Description:
Our website makes use of the Google AdWords Remarketing cookie to serve targeted ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. This cookie assigns a randomly generated ID number that uniquely identifies a web browser on a specific computer or mobile device, but does not identify an individual person. We use this service to show ads to you across the internet, specifically on the Google Search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. You can find further information about Google’s privacy policy here.
Opt-out:
You can opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings.
Type of cookie:
Advertising Cookies


Cookies:
Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
Description:
Our website makes use of the Google AdWords Conversion Tracking cookie to measure and optimize the performance and user experience related to our ads in Google Search or selected Google Display Network sites. Once you click on one of our ads, a temporary cookie is placed on your computer or mobile device. On our websites that participate in the conversion tracking, we can - with the help of the Google AdWords Conversion Tracking cookie - track how certain actions that we define as “conversions” (for example, filling out a web form, downloading a whitepaper or watching a video) are related to a specific ad. Conversion tracking cookies persist for a period of no longer than 30 days and conversion data cannot be matched to specific website visitors, since no individual-related data can be gathered. Instead only anonymized and aggregated data will be processed. You can find further information about Google’s privacy policy here.
Opt-out:
You can opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings.
Type of cookie:
Advertising Cookies