Gigamon Cookie Notice


Purpose of Cookie Notice

This Cookie Notice describes how Gigamon Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Gigamon” or “we” or “our” or “us”) use cookies and other similar technologies to collect certain personal information when you use our interact with our websites (“Sites”).

This notice explains what cookies and other technologies are, why we use them, and your rights to control our collection and use of cookies.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, your use of our Sites signifies your understanding and acceptance of the terms of this Cookie Policy.

This Cookie Notice is subject to the terms and conditions of the Gigamon Privacy Policy and any terms not otherwise defined in this notice are defined in our Privacy Policy.  Please note that this Cookie Notice does not apply to any of our SaaS-based/cloud-services products and services, our hardware and software products, our professional services and all other commercial offerings.


What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website to “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time. We use cookies to assist us in understanding how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs, and to provide relevant information in an easily accessible format.

Cookies set by the website owner are “first-party cookies” which in the case of the Sites is Gigamon.   Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies.”   Third party cookies enable third parties to provide features or functionality on our Sites, such as advertising, certain interactive features or analytics.


Why do we use cookies?

Gigamon and its third-party vendors use first-party and third-party cookies for different reasons.  For example, we may use cookies to understand what areas of our Sites are of interest to our users so we can better target information, and to monitor which pages on our Sites draw the most traffic.

We may use some cookies to operate our site, which are “strictly necessary cookies” and cannot be turned off.  Our third-party vendors may place third party cookies to provide information that we can use to provide advertising or analytics, improve user experience, and other purposes.

Examples of the types of cookies that we use and their purposes are summarized in the chart below.

Cookie Type


Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website 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.   

Gigamon, OneTrust, CloudFlare

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our partners to provide website analytics to us. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of a group’s interests and show these groups relevant adverts on other sites.   


Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Flashtalking, MediaMath, AdForm, Bidtellect, Dstillery, Google Adwords, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Adroll

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.   

Bing, SalesLoft, Gigamon


Social Media Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.  

LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website 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.   

YouTube, Drift, SalesForce



What other technologies do we use?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website.  We may use other similar technologies from time to time, such as web beacons or pixel tags, to monitor internet or electronic network activity.  These technologies may allow us to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page to another and the usage of our Sites, including whether you have come to our sites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve Site performance, monitor Site navigation patterns and feature usage, and understand email reads and marketing campaign effectiveness.

How long do cookies last?

We use two types of cookies on our Sites.  “Session cookies” last as long as your online session and expire when you close your browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari.  “Persistent cookies” stay on your device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie (but generally not longer than 13 months).  We use these cookies when we need to remember you for more than one browsing session, for instance to remember your preferences from one visit to the next.


How to manage cookies 

There are several ways that you can manage your cookie preferences:

  • Through our site

If you are visiting our site from the European Economic Area, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, you can switch some cookies off through Online Cookie Preference Center; You may need to do this again each time you use a different IP address, device, or virtual private network, when we make changes to our cookies or vendors, or at other times under applicable laws.  You can also adjust cookie settings through your browser or advertising networks.

  • Through your browser

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not.  Different browsers make different controls available to you.  Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from certain providers or those from specific websites.

  • Through Advertising Networks

Some advertising networks and associations offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising, although this may not cover all cookies.  If you would like to find out more information, please visit Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) -; Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA);  Digital Advertising Alliance Canada (DAAC) –;  European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) or


Updates to this Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time, for example if there are changes to regulatory laws or if we change our cookie collection practices.  This Cookie Policy forms part of our overall Privacy Policy.


Contact Us

If you would like to contact us about cookies please email, write to Gigamon Inc., ATTN: Privacy Office/Legal Department: 3300 Olcott Street, Santa Clara, California 95054, or us call using this number: (408) 831-4000.