Cookie Policy

Effective as of September 6, 2022

This Cookie Policy was created for a website operated by either ESET spol. s r.o. or any of its subsidiaries or partners, each of which is a separate legal entity and will be referred to as "ESET" or "We" in this Cookie Policy. As We use so-called "cookies" and similar technologies on our websites, We would like to be transparent about their use so all visitors can make informed choices regarding their own devices. This Cookie Policy is specifically focused on cookies.

For more information on how We process your personal data on the ESET HOME website, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that may be placed in your browser when you visit a website and then read if you visit the site again. Such information stored in cookies may be about you, your device or preferences, and they usually do not identify you directly. Some cookies are necessary so a website or a particular service can work properly and have an appropriate level of security. Some might be used for other purposes, e.g. for website personalization, analysis of website traffic or for advertising of products or services online. We categorized all cookies We use based on their purpose, as detailed in the Categories of cookies We use section. In the Cookies used by this website section, we list individual cookies used by this website and provide more specific information on them, including what they are used for and their expiry.

Types of Cookies

In the following sections, We distinguish between "first-party cookies" or cookies that are set by ESET and "third-party cookies" that are set by ESET´s partners. Our partners are third parties who provide us with certain services for our website, usually analytical or marketing services. Moreover, We also distinguish between "session" cookies that are stored only for the duration of your browser session on our website and "persistent" cookies, that are stored for a longer time period as indicated below and therefore can be read even if you decide to visit our website again. The settings of third-party cookies are under the control of third parties.

Categories of Cookies We Use

Essential Cookies. These first-party cookies are necessary for the functioning and security of our website and the services you require. They are usually set in response to your actions to enable the use of certain functionality, such as remembering your cookie preferences, logging in or holding items in your cart. You cannot opt-out of these cookies. If you choose to block them via your browser, it may affect site functionality.

Basic Analytical Cookies. These first-party cookies enable us to measure the number of visitors/users on our website. We share some non-sensitive data collected (such as country, browser and device type, IP address with three last digits being anonymized and user's cookie ID unique for respective website) with our trusted partners to create aggregated usage and performance statistics. We use these cookies to get the basic insight into our website traffic and our campaign performance. As only low-level analytics can be performed by using those cookies, and as they shall not allow cross-site tracking or profiling of our website visitors, they would be set to your browser by default unless you choose to opt-out. In case you opt-out, We will only have a limited possibility to monitor our website or campaign performance.

Advanced Analytical Cookies. These first and third-party cookies help us to get insight into how you interact with our website and each particular service by enriching our datasets with data from third-party tools. We use them to improve our website, services, and user experience, locate and solve bugs or other problems with them, and evaluate our campaigns' effectiveness. These cookies would be only stored in your browser if you grant us your opt-in consent. If you choose not to grant consent for analytical cookies, We will only have a limited possibility to monitor our site's or campaign performance.

Marketing Cookies. These third-party cookies allow our marketing partners to track your activities on our website, for example, when you download or buy our product. Those data is then combined with other data about you to build a profile relating to your interests and to show you more relevant targeted ads on other websites. Marketing cookies would be only stored in your browser if you grant us your opt-in consent. If you choose not to grant your consent, online advertising displayed to you will be less targeted to your needs or preferences.

Cookies Used by This Website

Essential cookies

Cookie name

Cookie expiration

Domain

Provider

Cookie purpose

eset_cookie-bar

1 year

.eset.com

ESET

This cookie stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

.AspNetCore.Session

session

login.eset.com

ESET

session cookie

.AspNetCore.Antiforgery.*

session

login.eset.com

ESET

security cookie

idsrv

session

login.eset.com

ESET

session cookie (identity server)

idsrv.session

session

login.eset.com

ESET

session cookie (identity server)

.AspNetCore.Culture

1 year

login.eset.com

ESET

localization cookie

default_language

1 year

.login.eset.com, .home.eset.com, parentalcontrol.eset.com, anti-theft.eset.com, passwordmanager.eset.com

ESET

localization cookie

ARRAffinitySameSite

session

.login.eset.com, .home.eset.com, parentalcontrol.eset.com, anti-theft.eset.com, passwordmanager.eset.com

ESET

load balancing

ARRAffinity

session

.login.eset.com, .home.eset.com, parentalcontrol.eset.com, anti-theft.eset.com, passwordmanager.eset.com

ESET

load balancing

TS*, TSPD_*

session

login.eset.com

ESET

load balancing

persist

1 year

login.eset.com

ESET

session cookie

__RequestVerificationToken

session

parentalcontrol.eset.com

ESET

security cookie

_sessionId

session

parentalcontrol.eset.com, anti-theft.eset.com

ESET

session cookie

.AspNet.Cookies

session

parentalcontrol.eset.com, anti-theft.eset.com

ESET

session cookie (auto-generated)

__AntiXsrfToken

session

anti-theft.eset.com

ESET

security cookie

_ehtdt

30 days

login.eset.com

ESET

Marks browser as trusted for the 2FA functionality in ESET HOME.

spregistration

session

passwordmanager.eset.com

ESET

This cookie stores the email address used when creating a password store and then automatically fills it in the Password Manager extension to complete the registration.

Basic analytical cookies

Cookie name

Cookie expiration

Domain

Provider

Cookie purpose

_gat_***

1 minute

.eset.com

Google LLC

Set by Google Analytics to control the request rate.

_gid

1 day

.eset.com

Google LLC

Registers a unique ID for a website visitor it tracks how the visitor uses the website. The data is used for statistics.

_ga

2 years

.eset.com

Google LLC

Registers a unique ID for a website visitor it tracks how the visitor uses the website. The data is used for statistics.

_ga_***

2 years

.eset.com

Google LLC

This cookie stores a unique ID for a website visitor it tracks how the visitor uses the website. The data is used for statistics.

Advanced analytical cookies

Cookie name

Cookie expiration

Domain

Provider

Cookie purpose

_hjSessionUser_{site_id}

1 year

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar and set when a user first lands on a page, persists the Hotjar User ID which is unique to that site and ensures data from subsequent visits to the same site are attributed to the same user ID.

_hjid

1 year

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar and set when a user first lands on a page, Persists the Hotjar User ID which is unique to that site and ensures data from subsequent visits to the same site are attributed to the same user ID.

_hjFirstSeen

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar and identifies a new user’s first session. Used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.

_hjUserAttributesHash

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. User Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API are cached for the duration of the session. Enables us to know when an attribute has changed and needs to be updated.

_hjCachedUserAttributes

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar and stores User Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. Collected attributes will only be saved to Hotjar servers if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool. Cookie used regardless of whether a Feedback tool is present.

_hjViewportId

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar and stores user viewport details such as size and dimensions.

_hjSession_{site_id}

30 minutes

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar and holds current session data. Ensures subsequent requests in the session window are attributed to the same session.

_hjSessionTooLarge

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar and causes Hotjar to stop collecting data if a session becomes too large.

Determined automatically by a signal from the WebSocket server if the session size exceeds the limit.

_hjSessionRejected

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. If present, set to '1' for the duration of a user's session, when Hotjar has rejected the session from connecting to our WebSocket due to server overload. Applied in extremely rare situations to prevent severe performance issues.

_hjSessionResumed

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set when a session/recording is reconnected to Hotjar servers after a break in connection.

_hjLocalStorageTest

Under 100ms

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

Checks if the Hotjar Tracking Code can use local storage.If it can, a value of 1 is set. Data stored in_hjLocalStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created.

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample

30 minutes

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set to determine if a user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.

_hjIncludedInSessionSample

30 minutes

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set to determine if a user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit.

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

30 minutes

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Used to detect the first pageview session of a user.

_hjTLDTest

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. We try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. Enables us to try to determine the most generic cookie path to use, instead of page hostname. It means that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). After this check, the cookie is removed.

_hjRecordingEnabled

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set when a Recording starts. Read when the Recording module is initialized to see if the user is already in a recording in a particular session.

_hjRecordingLastActivity

Session

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set in Session storage as opposed to cookies. Updated when a user recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket (the user performs an action that Hotjar records).

_hjClosedSurveyInvites

1 year

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set when a user interacts with an external link Survey invitation modal.

Ensures the same invite does not reappear if it has already been shown.

_hjDonePolls

1 year

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set when a user completes an on-site Survey. Ensures the same Survey does not reappear if it has already been filled in.

_hjMinimizedPolls

1 year

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set when a user minimizes an on-site Survey. Ensures that the Survey stays minimized when the user navigates through your site.

_hjShownFeedbackMessage

1 year

.eset.com

Hotjar Ltd

This cookie is set by Hotjar. Set when a user minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback.

Ensures the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized if the user navigates to another page where it is set to show.

_gaexp

90 days

.eset.com

Optimize

Used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.

_opt_awcid

24 hours

.eset.com

Optimize

Used for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Customer IDs.

_opt_awmid

24 hours

.eset.com

Optimize

Used for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Campaign IDs.

_opt_awgid

24 hours

.eset.com

Optimize

Used for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Ad Group IDs

_opt_awkid

24 hours

.eset.com

Optimize

Used for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Criterion IDs

_opt_utmc

24 hours

.eset.com

Optimize

Stores the last utm_campaign query parameter.

_opt_expid

10 seconds

.eset.com

Optimize

This cookie is created when running a redirect experiment. It stores the experiment ID, the variant ID and the referrer to the page that's being redirected.

_clck

1 year

.eset.com

Microsoft

Persists the Clarity User ID and preferences, unique to that site, on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

_clsk

1 day

.eset.com

Microsoft

Connects multiple page views by a user into a single Clarity session recording.

CLID

1 year

www.clarity.ms

Microsoft

Identifies the first-time Clarity saw this user on any site using Clarity.

ANONCHK

10 minutes

.c.clarity.ms

Microsoft

Indicates whether MUID is transferred to ANID, a cookie used for advertising. Clarity doesn't use ANID and so this is always set to 0.

MR

7 days

.bat.bing.com

Microsoft

Indicates whether to refresh MUID.

MUID

1 year

.clarity.ms

Microsoft

Identifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes.

SM

Session

.c.clarity.ms

Microsoft

Used in synchronizing the MUID across Microsoft domains.

Additional Advanced analytical cookies:

Cookie name

Cookie expiration

Domain

Provider

Cookie purpose

ai_user

1 year

home.eset.com

ESET

Anonymized user identificator based on device fingerprint – helps us to count and distinguish individual user.

ai_session

30 minutes

home.eset.com

ESET

Distinguishing individual sessions of the same user – helps us to understand user flows (starting/ending points etc.).

ai_authUser

Session

home.eset.com

ESET

Identification of users in our internal databases - for debugging & customer service purposes.

Marketing cookies

Cookie name

Cookie expiration

Domain

Provider

Cookie purpose

_fbc

Session

.eset.com

Facebook, Inc.

This cookie is used by Facebook for advertising purposes and conversion tracking.

_fbp

3 months

.eset.com

Facebook, Inc.

This cookie is used by Facebook for advertising purposes and conversion tracking.

fr

3 months

.facebook.com

Facebook, Inc.

This cookie is used in the targeting of Facebook adverts.

bcookie

2 years

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Cookie from LinkedIn used by share buttons and advertising tags. Uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform

bscookie

2 years

www.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Cookie from LinkedIn used by share buttons and advertising tags. Used for remembering that a logged in user is verified by two factor authentication.

li_gc

2 years

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

This is a cookie from LinkedIn and is used for storing visitors' consent regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes

lidc

24 hours

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Cookie from LinkedIn used by share buttons and advertising tags.

U

3 months

.adsymptotic.com

LinkedIn

Identifies the browser if the IP address is not in an intended target country.

UserMatchHistory

1 month

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

This cookie is set by Linkedin. This cookie is used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

AnalyticsSyncHistory

1 month

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Used to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries.

li_oatml

1 month

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn for advertising and analytics outside the Designated Countries and, for a limited time, advertising in the Designated Countries.

lms_ads

1 month

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn in the Designated Countries for advertising.

lms_analytics

1 month

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Used to identify LinkedIn Members in the Designated Countries for analytics.

li_fat_id

1 month

.eset.com

LinkedIn

Member indirect identifier for Members for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics.

li_sugr

3 months

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Used to make a probabilistic match of a user's identity outside the Designated Countries

_guid

3 months

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Used to identify a LinkedIn Member for advertising through Google Ads

BizographicsOptOut

10 years

.linkedin.com

LinkedIn

Determine opt-out status for 3rd party tracking

li_giant

7 days

.eset.com

LinkedIn

Indirect indentifier for groups of LinkedIn Members used for conversion tracking

_clck

1 year

.eset.com

Microsoft

Persists the Clarity User ID and preferences, unique to that site, on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

_clsk

1 day

.eset.com

Microsoft

Connects multiple page views by a user into a single Clarity session recording.

CLID

1 year

www.clarity.ms

Microsoft

Identifies the first-time Clarity saw this user on any site using Clarity.

ANONCHK

10 minutes

.c.clarity.ms

Microsoft

Indicates whether MUID is transferred to ANID, a cookie used for advertising. Clarity doesn't use ANID and so this is always set to 0.

MR

7 days

.bat.bing.com

Microsoft

Indicates whether to refresh MUID.

MUID

1 year

.clarity.ms

Microsoft

Identifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes.

SM

Session

.c.clarity.ms

Microsoft

Used in synchronizing the MUID across Microsoft domains.

SRM_B

1 year

.c.bing.com

Microsoft

This cookie is installed by Microsoft Bing

_uetsid

1 day

.eset.com

Microsoft

Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.

_uetvid

1 year 3 weeks 4 days

.eset.com

Microsoft

Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.

_uetmsclkid

90 days

.eset.com

Microsoft

This is the Microsoft Click ID, which is used to improve the accuracy of conversion tracking.

DSID

2 weeks

doubleclick.net

AdSense, Campaign Manager, Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, Display & Video 360, Search Ads 360

Used to identify a signed-in user on non-Google sites and to remember whether the user has agreed to ad personalization.

test_cookie

15 minutes

doubleclick.net

AdSense, Campaign Manager, Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, Display & Video 360, Search Ads 360

This cookie is used by Google DoubleClick to check that cookies can be set.

id

2 years

doubleclick.net

AdSense, Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ad Manager, Search Ads 360

Used by Google for advertising, including serving and rendering ads, personalizing ads, limiting the number of times an ad is shown to a user, muting ads you have chosen to stop seeing, and measuring the effectiveness of ads.

__gads

13 months

.eset.com

AdSense, Display & Video 360, Google Ad Manager, Google Ads

This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue.

GED_PLAYLIST_ACTIVITY

Session

.eset.com

AdSense, Google Ad Manager, YouTube

These cookies are set via embedded youtube-videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback. No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click "like" on a video.

ACLK_DATA

5 minutes

youtube.com

AdSense, Google Ad Manager, YouTube

Used to verify if the user’s browser accepts cookies.

pm_sess

30 minutes

doubleclick.net, google.com

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360

Prevent malicious sites acting without a user’s knowledge and as if they were that user.

pm_sess_NNN

30 minutes

doubleclick.net, google.com

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360

Prevent malicious sites acting without a user’s knowledge and as if they were that user.

aboutads_sessNNN

30 minutes

doubleclick.net, google.com

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360

Allow users to interact with a service or site to access features that are fundamental to that service. Used to authenticate users, prevent fraud, and protect users as they interact with a service.

FPAU

90 days

.eset.com

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360

Collects information about the users and their activity on the website through embedded elements with the purpose of analytics and reporting.

ANID

1 year

google.com and local variations

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360

Google uses cookies for advertising that are displayed at various locations on the web.

AID

1 year

google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, googleadservices.com

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360

This cookie is used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate that the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events.

IDE

1 year

.doubleclick.net

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, Search Ads 360

Used for online marketing by collecting information about the users and their activity on the website. The information is used to target advertising to the user across different channels and devices.

TAID

14 days

google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, googleadservices.com

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360

This cookie is used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate that the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events.

FPGCLDC

90 days

.eset.com

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Search Ads 360

Used to help advertisers determine how many times users who click on their ads end up taking an action on their site.

_gcl_***

90 days

.eset.com

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360

Set by Google Ads to take information in advert clicks and store it in a 1st party cookie so that conversions can be attributed outside of the landing page.

FLC

10 seconds

doubleclick.net

Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Search Ads 360

This cookie is used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to coordinate that the ads you see across devices and measure conversion events.

RUL

12 months

doubleclick.net

Display & Video 360, Google Ads

Used by Google DoubleClick to determine whether website advertisement has been properly displayed.

CONSENT

2 years

youtube.com

Google Inc

Third party cookies. They provide certain features of Google and may store certain preferences according to usage patterns and personalize the ads that appear in Google searches.

_gac_***

90 days

.eset.com

Google Ads

The _gac cookie store campaign information in order to provide Google Ads with a more reliable way to measure the interactions customers. Google Ads website conversion tags won't read this cookie unless you opt-in to Marketing cookies.

personalization_id

2 Years

.twitter.com

Twitter

This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

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Changes to this Cookie Policy

We will change this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our website, services provided or our practices. When we implement such changes, We will revise the "Last Updated" date on the top of this Cookie Policy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the details stated in the Cookies Used by this Website may change at any time. Therefore, they are valid explicitly to the Effective date of this Cookie Policy.