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Cookie Policy

This Cook­ie Pol­i­cy ex­plains how AN­SYS Inc. (“AN­SYS,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) us­es cook­ies and sim­i­lar tech­nolo­gies to rec­og­nize you when you vis­it our web­site at www.an­sys.com and any oth­er web­sites (in­clud­ing mo­bile ac­cess) where this pol­i­cy is linked (col­lec­tive­ly, the “Site”).

What are cookies?

Cook­ies are small da­ta files placed on your com­put­er or mo­bile de­vice when you vis­it a web­site. Cook­ies are wide­ly used to make web­sites work, or to work more ef­fi­cient­ly, as well as to stream­line your ex­pe­ri­ence and pro­vide web­site own­ers with re­port­ing in­for­ma­tion (such as for im­prove­ment of web­site func­tion­al­i­ty and ad de­liv­ery). Cook­ies set by a web­site own­er (in this case, AN­SYS) are called “first par­ty cook­ies.” Cook­ies set by par­ties oth­er than the web­site own­er are called “third-par­ty cook­ies.” Third-par­ty cook­ies en­able third-par­ty fea­tures or func­tion­al­i­ty on or through the web­site (e.g. ad­ver­tis­ing, in­ter­ac­tive con­tent, and an­a­lyt­ics). Own­ers of third-par­ty cook­ies can rec­og­nize your com­put­er both when vis­it­ing the web­site in ques­tion as well as cer­tain oth­er web­sites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first par­ty and third-par­ty cook­ies for sev­er­al rea­sons. Some cook­ies are re­quired for our Site to op­er­ate, and we re­fer to these as “strict­ly nec­es­sary” cook­ies. Oth­er cook­ies en­able us to iden­ti­fy and re­spond to the in­ter­ests of users to en­hance the ex­pe­ri­ence on our Site. Third-par­ty cook­ies on our Site are used for ad­ver­tis­ing, an­a­lyt­ics and oth­er pur­pos­es as fur­ther out­lined be­low.

Types of cookies on our Site

  • Strict­ly Nec­es­sary Cook­ies: These cook­ies are nec­es­sary for the Site to func­tion and can­not be switched off in our sys­tems. They are usu­al­ly on­ly set in re­sponse to ac­tions made by you which amount to a re­quest for ser­vices, such as set­ting your pri­va­cy pref­er­ences, log­ging in or fill­ing in forms. You can set your brows­er to block or alert you about these cook­ies, but some parts of the Site may not work. These cook­ies do not store any per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able in­for­ma­tion.
  • Per­for­mance Cook­ies: These cook­ies al­low us to count vis­its and traf­fic sources so we can mea­sure and im­prove the per­for­mance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least pop­u­lar and see how vis­i­tors move around the Site. All in­for­ma­tion these cook­ies col­lect is ag­gre­gat­ed and there­fore anony­mous. If you do not al­low these cook­ies we will not know when you have vis­it­ed our Site and will not be able to mon­i­tor its per­for­mance.
  • Func­tion­al Cook­ies: These cook­ies en­able the Site to pro­vide en­hanced func­tion­al­i­ty and per­son­al­iza­tion. They may be set by us or by third par­ty providers whose ser­vices we have added to our pages. If you do not al­low these cook­ies then some or all of these ser­vices may not func­tion prop­er­ly.
  • Tar­get­ing Cook­ies: These cook­ies may be set through our Site by our ad­ver­tis­ing part­ners. They may be used by those com­pa­nies to build a pro­file of your in­ter­ests and show you rel­e­vant ads on oth­er sites. These cook­ies col­lect per­son­al in­for­ma­tion by unique­ly iden­ti­fy­ing your brows­er and in­ter­net de­vice to de­ter­mine your in­ter­ests. If you do not al­low these cook­ies, you will re­ceive non-per­son­al­ized ad­ver­tis­ing.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cook­ies are not the on­ly way to rec­og­nize or track vis­i­tors to a web­site. Sim­i­lar tech­nolo­gies, like web bea­cons (some­times called “track­ing pix­els” or “clear gifs”), are tiny graph­ics files that con­tain a unique iden­ti­fi­er to rec­og­nize when some­one has pre­vi­ous­ly vis­it­ed a web­site or has opened an email sent to them. We may use this tech­nol­o­gy from time to time (sub­ject to your brows­er set­tings for block­ing cook­ies) for pur­pos­es such as to un­der­stand whether you have come to our Site from an on­line ad­ver­tise­ment or ban­ner dis­played on a third-par­ty web­site, or to mea­sure the suc­cess of email mar­ket­ing cam­paigns.

What about targeted advertising?

Third-par­ty cook­ies on our Site may be used to de­liv­er ad­ver­tise­ments as part of your use of the Site. These com­pa­nies may use in­for­ma­tion about your vis­its to the Site and oth­er web­sites to pro­vide you with rel­e­vant ad­ver­tise­ments about goods and ser­vices that may be of in­ter­est. They may al­so em­ploy tech­nol­o­gy used to mea­sure the ef­fec­tive­ness of ad­ver­tise­ments us­ing cook­ies and web bea­cons. The in­for­ma­tion col­lect­ed through this process does not en­able us or them to iden­ti­fy your name, con­tact de­tails, or oth­er per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy­ing de­tails un­less you choose to pro­vide this in­for­ma­tion.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to ac­cept or re­ject cook­ies and may set or amend your choic­es at any time.

  • Cook­ie Pref­er­ence Cen­ter: You can ex­er­cise your cook­ie choic­es re­lat­ed to cook­ies (ex­cept strict­ly nec­es­sary cook­ies) on our Site by vis­it­ing our Cook­ie Pref­er­ence Cen­ter, avail­able here:

Cook­ie Set­tings

  • Brows­er Set­tings: You can set or change your web brows­er set­tings to ac­cept or refuse cook­ies. If you choose to re­ject cook­ies, you may still use our Site but ac­cess to some func­tion­al­i­ty and ar­eas of the Site may be re­strict­ed. As each brows­er varies, you should con­sult the “Help” menu for your brows­er for more in­for­ma­tion.
  • Dis­abling Most In­ter­est Based Ad­ver­tis­ing: Most ad­ver­tis­ing net­works of­fer you a way to opt-out of tar­get­ed ad­ver­tis­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, please vis­it http:/­/­www.aboutads.in­fo/­choic­es/­ or http:/­/­www.youron­line­choic­es.com.

Updates to this Cookie Policy

We may up­date this Cook­ie Pol­i­cy from time to time to re­flect changes to the cook­ies we use or for oth­er op­er­a­tional, le­gal or reg­u­la­to­ry rea­sons. The date at the top of this Cook­ie Pol­i­cy in­di­cates when it was last up­dat­ed.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any ques­tions about this Cook­ie Pol­i­cy or our use of cook­ies or sim­i­lar tech­nolo­gies, please email us at pri­va­cy@an­sys.com.