• Cookies & Similar Technologies

    Effective Date: 4/20/2020

    Minitab uses cookies (small, often encrypted, text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device) and similar technologies (“cookies”) to provide our Services and help collect data. This Cookies Policy explains how we use cookies to collect information about the way you use our Services, and how you can control them.

    How We Use Cookies

    We use cookies to track how you use our Services by providing usage statistics. Cookies are also used to deliver Company information (including updates) and allow Service authentication to you based upon your browsing history and previous visits to the Sites. Information supplied to us using cookies helps us to provide a better online experience to our visitors and users and send marketing communications to them, as the case may be. Information supplied to us upon launching of our Services will enable Minitab to manage your permissions, license, license type, and improve the functionality of the Service.

    While this information on its own may not constitute your “Personal Data”, we may combine the information we collect via cookies with Personal Data that we have collected from you to learn more about how you use our Services to improve them.

    Types of Cookies

    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 with our Services can be grouped into the following categories:

    • Strictly Necessary: These cookies are necessary for the Services to work properly. They include any essential authentication and authorization cookies for our 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. They also include sign-in and authentication cookies and IDs that enable you to return without additional sign-in.
    • Performance/Analytical: These cookies allow us to collect certain information about how you navigate the Sites or utilize the Services running on your device. They help us understand which areas you use and what we can do to improve them.
    • Targeting: These cookies are used to deliver relevant information related to our Services to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which has previously been used to visit our Sites. Some of these types of cookies on our Sites are operated by third parties with our permission and are used to identify advertising sources that are effectively driving customers to our sites.

    Here is a representative list of the cookies we use.

    Cookie Name Purpose
    WebTrends Analytics ACOOKIE
    WT_FPC
    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.
    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.
    Matomo Analytics _pk_ses.7014.b2b1
    _pk_id.7014.b2b1
    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.
    HubSpot _hstc
    _hssrc
    __hssc
    hubspotutk
    messagesUtk
    __cfduid
    prefs
    __context
    __hstc
    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 e-mail address, at which time the cookie is associated with the visitor’s account.
    Microsoft.NET ASP.NET_SessionId
    BNES_ASP.NET_SessionId
    __AntiXsrfToken
    This is a general platform session cookie used to maintain an anonymous user session and to secure and validate the authenticity of client-side web requests.
    YouTube cookies We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer when 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 cookies mc
    BNES_mc
    mcp
    smc
    prefCulture
    ai_user
    ai_session
    msrch
    msrchb
    These cookies help identify and remember your language preferences when using the Site and site search functionality.
    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.
    Application Insights InstrumentationId Products generate a unique ID for each device on which our Products run. These IDs are used to gather usage data in order to better understand product use and identify potential improvements.

    Cookies Set by Third Party Sites

    To enhance our content and to deliver a better 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 these cookies. The privacy practices of these third parties will be governed by the parties’ own privacy statements or policies. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third parties, using cookies or other means. You should consult and review the relevant third-party privacy statement or policy for information on how these cookies are used and how you can control them.

    Social Sharing

    We also embed social sharing icons throughout our Sites. These sharing options are designed to enable users to easily share content from our Sites with their friends using a variety of different social networks. If you choose to connect using a social networking or similar service, we may receive and store authentication information from that service to enable you to log in and other information that you may choose to share when you connect with these services. These services may collect information such as the web pages you visited and IP addresses, and may set cookies to enable features to function properly. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third parties. You should review the privacy statements or policies applicable to the third-party services you connect to, use, or access. If you do not want your Personal Data shared with your social media account provider or other users of the social media service, please do not connect your social media account with your account for the Services and do not participate in social sharing on the Services.

    Other Similar Technologies

    Minitab web pages may use other technologies such as web beacons to help deliver cookies on our Sites and count users who have visited those Sites. We also may include web beacons in our promotional e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether you open and act on them as well as for statistical purposes.

    In addition to standard cookies and web beacons, our Services can also use other similar technologies to store and read data files on your computer. This is typically done to maintain your preferences or to improve speed and performance by storing certain files locally.

    How to Control and Delete Cookies

    Cookies can be controlled, blocked or restricted through your web 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 these environments.

    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 to find out how you can control cookies on your device.

    Please note: If you restrict, disable or block any or all cookies from your web browser or mobile or other device, the Sites may not operate properly, and you may not have access to our Services available through the Sites. Minitab shall not be liable for any impossibility to use the Sites and Services or degraded functioning thereof, where such are caused by your settings and choices regarding cookies.

    Do-Not-Track Disclosures

    We do not support "Do Not Track" browser settings and do not currently participate in any Do Not Track frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal information.

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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