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Cookie Policy

How Riverbed Uses Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Riverbed’s website and email communications use cookies and other device identification technologies (collectively, the “Cookies”) as further described below. You can read more about the types of Cookies we use, why we use them and how you can exercise your choices regarding Cookies below.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable certain categories of cookies on this site and on others as further explained below. We classify cookies in the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies are cookies necessary for our website to function. 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.
  • Performance Cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website.
  • Functional Cookies provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by Riverbed or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
  • Targeting Cookies may be set through our website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisments on other sites.

Web Beacons

We may use clear gifs (otherwise known as web bugs or web beacons) to gather information about your visit to the website, such as what you click on and pages and information you viewed. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are placed on a user’s hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages. Additionally, be aware that advertisers and partners may also use their own clear gifs and we do not control use of these by advertisers and partners and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

Social Media Plugins

You can share content from our website to others via social media plugins from companies like Google, Twitter and LinkedIn. In doing so, those social media websites may place a cookie on your computer. Information collected by these companies is governed by each company’s respective privacy policy.

Managing Cookies

To learn more about third party cookies and other advertising networks and their opt out instructions, please visit or

Do Not Track

Some web browsers may give you the ability to enable a "do not track" feature that sends signals to the websites you visit, indicating that you do not want your online activities tracked. You can learn more here. This is different than blocking or deleting cookies, as browsers with a "do not track" feature enabled may still accept cookies. Riverbed’s website does not currently respond to “do not track” signals.