Cookie Policy

Last Updated:June, 2018

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When you use the Platform Services or certain Sites, we use standard automated data collection tools such as Cookies, Web Beacons, and other anonymous identifiers for the purposes described below.

Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your hard drive by a web server when you access our Sites. Cookies may either be first party cookies (placed by us) or third party cookies (placed by third parties), and there are a few different types (described in the table below).

Web beacons” (also known as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Sites for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Sites and to monitor how many visitors view our Sites. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, web beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).

What kind of cookies do you use and what do they do?

The following is a non-exhaustive but representative list of the cookies we may use:

Cookie Group Purpose Services
Technical cookies These cookies are required for certain functionality of our Platform Services and Sites. Cookies in this category comprise both session as well as persistent cookies. Because our Platform Services and Sites may not work well or at all without these cookies these are set regardless of user preferences. Cookies in this category are always set by our Platform Services or Sites and not by third-party domains. Platform Services and Sites
Analytics cookies These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our Platform Services and Sites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form about your activity on our Platform Services and Sites including the pages you visit and the webpage that referred you to our Sites. Cookies in this category may be set by our Platform Services or Sites or third-party domains. More information about certain of these cookies is available below in the “other anonymous identifiers” section. Sites only
3rd-party tracking cookies These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our Sites and what keywords you used to arrive at our Sites, which websites you have visited, as well as the way you reached our Sites. We use this information to compile reports, to help us improve our Sites, and generally to tailor our offerings to you. These cookies may be set either by our Sites or third-party domains, and are only used on our Sites (not in the Platform Services). Sites only
3rd-party integration cookies These cookies are used to integrate third-party functionality in our sites, such as social media icons that allow you to share our content. Cookies in this category may be set by third parties and include, without limitation, cookies set by the following third parties: Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. These cookies may be set either by our Sites or third-party domains, and are only used on our Sites (not in the Platform Services) Sites only

What other anonymous identifiers do you use and what do they do?

Certain of our Sites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics makes use of cookies to help Databricks analyze how users use our Sites. The information generated by the cookies about your use of our Sites (including your IP address) and collected through Google Analytics (“Google Analytics Data”) may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use the Google Analytics Data on behalf of Databricks for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Platform Services and Sites, compiling reports for Databricks on our Platform Services and Sites and providing other services to Databricks relating to the Platform Services and Sites activity and internet usage. Google may also use Google Analytics Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

What control do I have over tracking and cookies?

When you visit our Sites, depending on where you are located, we may show you a notice which tells you how and why we use certain cookies and provide you the ability to opt out of certain cookie use (other than technical cookies necessary to provide our Sites and Platform Services). If you continue to use the Sites after you are presented this notice, you consent to this use.

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting cookies. Please note, however, that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Platform Services and Sites.

You can prevent Google’s collection and use of the Google Analytics Data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can also opt-out from cookies set on Databricks.com (other than technical cookies necessary for the site to function) using this link: Change your consent

Effective Date: We last updated this Cookie Policy on May 25, 2018.

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