• Cookies Policy

    This Cookies Policy applies to all websites which are run by, or under the control of, Minitab, Inc. (collectively, the “Sites”), and our products and services. All references to “Minitab”, “the Company”, “we” and “our” include Minitab, Inc., located at 1829 Pine Hall Road, State College, PA, 16801-3210 USA, and all of our subsidiaries, unless stated otherwise.

    This Cookies Policy explains how we use cookies and other similar technologies to collect information about the way you use our Sites, products and services, and how to control them.

    What are cookies?

    Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They also authenticate and authorize your use of our products and services.

    How do we use cookies?

    We use cookies to track how you use our Sites by providing usage statistics. Cookies are also used to deliver Company information (including updates) and allow product authentication to you based upon your browsing history and previous visits to the Sites. Information supplied to us using cookies helps us to analyze the profile of our visitors and users and provide a better online experience. Information supplied to us on the launching of our products and services authorize your permissions, license, license type, and improve the functionality of the particular product or service.

    While this information on its own does not usually constitute your Personal Information (see our Privacy Policy for detail on how we process such information in this regard), we may combine the information we collect by cookies with Personal Information that we have collected from you in order to learn more about how you use our Sites and products in order to improve them.

    We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device until you delete them). To make it easier for you to understand why we need them, the cookies we use on our Sites can be grouped into the following categories:

    • Strictly Necessary: These cookies are necessary for the Sites to work properly. They include essential authentication and authorization cookies to our products and services.
    • Functionality: These cookies enable technical performance and allow us to “remember” the choices you make while browsing our Sites, including any preferences you set.
    • Performance/Analytical: These cookies allow us to collect certain information about how you navigate the Sites. They help us to understand which parts of our Sites are interesting to you and which are not as well as what we can do to improve them.
    • Targeting: These cookies are used to deliver relevant information related to our products and services to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which has previously visited our Sites. Some of these types of cookies on our Sites are operated by third parties with our permission, and are used to monitor from which advertising source a user was directed towards our Sites so that we know whether it is worth us investing in that particular advertising source.
    • Here is a representative list of the cookies we use.

      Cookie Name Purpose
      ShareThis _unam This cookie is part of the ShareThis sharing widget which allows users to share content across various social networks and counts clicks on and shares of a page.
      Google Analytics _utma
      _utmb
      _utmc
      _utmv
      _utmz
      These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
      Microsoft.NET ASP.NET_SessionId
      BNES_ASP.NET_SessionId
      This is a general platform session cookie used to maintain an anonymous user session.
      Visit the Microsoft website to see how this cookie works.
      YouTube cookies We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
      Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
      Ektron preference cookies BNES_ecm
      BNES_EkAnalytics
      BNES_EktGUID
      These cookies collect anonymous information such as language and currency and are used to improve the Site’s performance. One of these cookies also generates a unique identifier for the user which persists for one year.
      Custom Company cookie BNES_mc This cookies helps identify and remember your language preferences when using the Site.
      Customer service cookies cbsession_781
      cbsession1
      cbsession2
      purl-21846
      These are examples of session cookies set by our third party customer services provider to deal with your order, request or process your payment.
      Blog cookies captcha_key
      _sp_id..84fb
      _sp_ses..84fb
      These session and persistent cookies help the functionality of our blog.
      Marketo _mkto_trk This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to tailor the visitor’s experience both on the site itself and in follow-up communications. The cookie collects information in an anonymous form until the visitor provides us with further contact information such as an email address, at which time the cookie is associated with the visitor’s account.
      Log In loggedin This cookie is used to clear out prior login session selected reports and reports settings.
      Authorization fedauth
      fedauth1
      .ASPXAUTH
      These cookies provide the applicable authorization tokens used to identify and assign permissions to the current user.
    • Cookies set by third party sites: To enhance our content and to deliver a more enriching online experience for our users, we sometimes embed images and videos from other websites on the Sites. We currently use, and may in future use content from sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. You may be presented with cookies from these third party websites. Please note that we do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should consult the relevant third party website for information on how these cookies are used and how you can control them.
    • Social Sharing: We may also embed social sharing icons throughout our websites. These sharing options are designed to enable users to easily share our content with their friends using a variety of different social networks. These social sharing sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service. Please note that we do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should consult the relevant third party website for information on how these cookies are used and how you can control them.

    How to control and delete cookies

    Cookies can be controlled, blocked or restricted through your browser settings. Information on how to do this can be found within the Help section of your browser. All cookies are browser specific. Therefore, if you use multiple browsers or devices to access websites, you will need to manage your cookie preferences across all of these elements.

    There are also several online resources that can give you more information on cookies and how you can control them within a variety of different web browsers. You can visit either, http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.allaboutcookies.org for more information.

    If you are using a mobile device to access the Sites, you will need to refer to your instruction manual or other help/settings resource in order to find out how you can control cookies on your particular device.

    Please note: If you restrict, disable or block any or all cookies, the Sites may not operate properly, and you may not have access to our products and services available through the Sites.

    Updates to this Cookies Policy

    We may update this Cookies Policy based upon cookie best practices and applicable jurisdictional legal requirements. You are encouraged to check back here in order to keep up-to-date with the latest version of this Cookies Policy.

    The current version of this Cookies Policy is: 04.2016/1.0

By using this site you agree to the use of cookies for analytics and personalized content in accordance with our Policy.

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