Cookies and Other Technologies We Use

Last updated: December 9, 2014

We want to make it easier for you to understand and control the use of cookies and similar technologies ("cookies") that we use on the SanDisk corporate websites ("Sites") to store or access information from your computers or other devices.

Types of Cookies

We classify our use of cookies into three types:

  1. Strictly Necessary - these cookies are strictly necessary to enable services or provide information that you requested on the Sites and allow you to move around the Sites by using essential features; examples include cookies that are required to facilitate shopping cart functionality, Live Chat functionality or are otherwise necessary to improve security or prevent fraud. If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to fulfill your request.
  2. Functional and Performance - these cookies remember your choices to improve your experience on our Sites, and also enhance our services on the Sites by providing us with analytical information about how you interact with our Sites. The information collected is used to make your use of our Sites more efficient and help us compile aggregate, anonymous, statistical information about the effectiveness of our Sites' operations or promotional campaigns. Examples include when we use a cookie to remember the country or language preferences you selected on our web site. We may also include similar technologies (such as web beacons) in promotional email messages that you have requested so we can track whether messages have been opened and acted upon. If you disable or opt-out of these cookies or other technologies, it may prevent you from using certain parts of the Sites, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
  3. Marketing - these cookies enable us to collect information about your browsing or shopping history in order to specifically tailor relevant marketing according to how you use our Sites. We may share this information with third parties to help create and deliver advertising personalized to you and your interests. If you disable or opt-out of these cookies, it may prevent you from using certain parts of the Sites and it may prevent us from offering you some of our services.

Cookies Placed by Third Parties

You may also encounter cookies on our Sites that are placed by third parties and that we may not control. For example, when you buy SanDisk products online through the SanDisk Store our ecommerce vendor may use cookies and other technologies. Links to our ecommerce vendor's privacy policy and terms of sale are at the bottom of the shopping cart page and at checkout. We may also allow third parties (such as Google) to place cookies on our Sites to track information about your online activities on our Sites and/or across third-party sites or online services, including to send you ads based on that information (“Interest-based advertising”), which may include the remarketing of our products and services that you have viewed on our Sites on third party websites.

This notice of our practices does not apply to the cookies, applications, technologies or sites that are owned by and/or operated by third parties (such as third party advertisers or third party ad servers), and such third parties’ practices, even if they use or access our technology to store or collect information (e.g., the association of third party cookies with you when you visit our Sites). Rather, the relevant third party's terms of use, privacy policy, permissions and notices should be reviewed regarding its collection, storage and sharing practices. We do, however, work with third parties to endeavor to have you provided with information about their practices as may relate to our Sites and regarding opportunities they may offer you to exercise choice. As a resource for you we endeavor to list of third party cookies and opt-out instructions related to our Sites here.

Some browsers may have settings that enable “Do Not Track” signals. Different browsers may have this signal on or off as the default setting and there is no standard yet as to what websites should do in response. Accordingly, we currently do not look for, or respond to, “Do Not Track” signals. However, we may in the future based on how standards evolve.

Your Choice and Controlling and Opting-Out of Cookies on the Sites

You can modify your browser settings to control whether your computer or other device accepts or declines cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, as noted above, you may not be able to use certain interactive features of our Sites. You can always go back and delete cookies from your browser; however, that means that any settings or preferences controlled by those cookies will also be deleted and you may need to recreate them. Not all tracking technologies are, however, browser-based. For instance, so-called “flash cookies” (or locally stored objects); for information on this technology and your choices regarding its use

We and third parties may associate marketing cookies with your device when you visit our Sites so that we can send you ads on third-party sites or servers. Third-party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested, including interest-based ads. We respect the online ad industries’ Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) to learn about opt-out procedures from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the NAI. Exercising one or more opt-outs through the NAI means that those members no longer will be allowed (under their rules) to deliver interest-based ads to you, but does not mean you may no longer receive any interest-based ads (e.g., from non-members). Also, if your browser is configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different device or change web browsers, your opt-out may not be effective. You may also opt-out of receiving certain interest-based ads, through the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), from DAA members. In the European Union, you may opt-out of receiving certain interest-based ads by visiting and following instructions from the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (“EDAA”). Limitations similar to the NAI may apply to the DAA and EDAA opt-outs. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out programs.

You can also opt-out of certain functional and performance cookies that we use on the Sites to collect aggregated, anonymous data.

A list of Site cookies and opt-out instructions is located here.