Explaining Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Technologies
Certain technologies, including "cookies," web beacons or pixels, and other similar technologies can be used to provide tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which your browser may then store on your system. Cookies can either be temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser), fixed in duration (i.e., they expire after a set period of time), or persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer or device until you delete them). We use both temporary and persistent cookies.
Pages on the Websites may also set cookies to collect usage information that we use to improve how the Websites work. Depending on your browser settings, some of this information may also be shared with third-party analytics providers.
Cookies may also be used on our Websites to remember certain choices you make, such as your geographical region, your user name, or other personalization or customization. We use these cookies to improve your user experience so we can better serve you when you return to the Websites; in some instances, these technologies may be used to identify you across platforms or other devices in order to help us deliver a consistent user experience.
We also set cookies that look at your preferences when you use the Websites so that SAS may offer you tailored marketing content, such as white papers, that you may be interested in. You may need to enable these kinds of cookies in your browser to allow this customization; or you may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.
SAS also works with select third-party partners who may set cookies to serve you SAS-related content, including SAS advertisements, on their sites or elsewhere on the internet, for remarketing and ad personalization. This remarketing technology may be based on your prior visits to our Websites combined with other information collected by the third party subject to their privacy policies and your browser settings.
Do Not Track (DNT)
Do not track is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser. When you turn on the do not track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track you. For information about do not track, visit http://www.allaboutdnt.org. If you enable DNT, our cookie preferences tool will automatically turn off all targeting cookies on our websites in response to the signal from that browser or device.
Global Privacy Control (GPC)
Global privacy control is a browser-based technical specification that you can use to signal your privacy preference for behavioral advertising. Certain browsers and extensions will allow you to enable GPC or enable GPC by default; you can learn more at globalprivacycontrol.org. If you enable GPC, our cookie preferences tool will automatically turn off all targeting cookies on our websites in response to the signal from that browser or device.
Where permitted by applicable law, SAS will consider your use of the Websites as your consent for SAS to set the types of cookies described above. In addition, when you visit the Websites from certain territories, we may also remind you of your choices with regard to the types of cookies you accept in accordance with applicable law. Please note that if you disable cookies, some Website functionality maybe limited.
Some of our web pages and HTML-formatted email use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile statistics about Website usage. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on a visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of a page view and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. You may render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. These web beacons are sometimes used to help us analyze web behavior and to enable advertising content on third-party sites as described above.
In addition to the specific purposes described above, we may use any of these and other similar technologies to capture specific data related to your use of the Websites, such as the pages you view, the items you download, the links you click, your access times, and your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, and system configurations and settings. As further described in the SAS Privacy Statement, we may use this information to help us understand how you use SAS-affiliated technologies, serve you relevant content, and to assist you with questions you may have regarding our products and services.
Last updated February, 2023