6. Cookies and Other Data Collection Technologies
When you visit the Visa Solution, Services, Websites or engage with the Visa Solution online ads or email communications or subscriptions, Visa and our Service Providers may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies and similar tracking technologies. This information may include how you use the Visa Solution—for example, what pages you visit, how frequently you use the Visa Solution, how many and what types of cards you have registered in or activated for the Visa Solution, and the types and frequency of Visa Solution online checkouts you begin or complete.
In many cases, the information Visa and our Service Providers collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non identifiable way, without any reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about all website users to optimize the Visa Solution, and to understand website traffic patterns. In some cases, we associate the information we collect using cookies and other technology with your Personal Information. This Privacy Notice describes how we use that information when we associate it with your Personal Information.
Many internet browsers allow users to send a “Do Not Track” signal to websites they visit. The Visa Solution has no mechanism to respond to such a signal.
Please refer to our Cookie Notice for more information.
Visa and our Service Providers may also use device-related information to authenticate that a user attempting to use the Visa Solution is actually the registered user. For example, we may use your IP address, browser information, or other identifying details provided by your browser or device to identify the device being used to access the Visa Solution. When you use device-related authentication techniques, such as fingerprint authentication through your device, the Visa Solution does not receive biometric data about you.
How Can You Manage Cookies?
You may opt out of Site Experience, Performance & Optimization, Social Networking, and Marketing Cookies. Please be aware that if Site Experience, Performance & Optimization, Social Networking, or Marketing Cookies are disabled, not all features of the Visa Solution Website may operate as intended. Essential Cookies are required for use of the Visa Solution Website.
You may also refuse or accept most cookies that may be placed by the Visa Solution Website by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org (available in English, Spanish, French, and German) for information on managing cookies.
Different web browsers may use different methods for managing cookies. Please follow the instructions below, from the web browser manufacturers directly, to configure your browser settings.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
- Google Chrome
If you want to clear all browser cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, you may be able to download programs from third-party software providers (for example: http://www.lavasoft.com or https://www.safer-networking.org) to do so.
Please note that Visa is not affiliated with, and does not control or endorse, any of the third-party websites listed and is not responsible or liable for them, their content, or any aspect of their software or services.