Effective as of October 31, 2019 Fastly, Inc. (“Fastly”) and its subsidiaries, (collectively, “Fastly”, “we”, or “us”) have adopted this Cookie Policy (this “Policy”).

1. Introduction

This Policy explains how and when we use cookies on our websites.

2. Fastly uses Cookies

When you visit Fastly websites, information is stored on your device in the form of a “cookie.” Cookies are small files that are stored on your device and save certain settings and data to exchange with our websites via your browser. For example, cookies enable us to tailor a website to better match your interests or remember your username or password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time.

Web beacons and other similar files can perform similar functions and we use “cookie” in this Policy to refer to all files that collect information in this manner.

We as well as our marketing partners and analytics or service providers use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses our websites has the best possible experience.

3. How does Fastly use Cookies?

When you first visit our websites, we send one or more necessary cookies to your device. Upon your return to our websites, any necessary cookies and other device cookies that you opt in to enable us to recognize your web browsers. Fastly uses session-based cookies, which last only during one browsing session. A session-based cookie is erased from your device when you close your web browser or turn off your device. Fastly also uses persistent cookies, which remain on your device after you have closed your browser or turned off your device.

Fastly may use web beacons, tags and scripts in our websites or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis. We use this information collected from web beacons for determining which of our emails are more interesting to you and other users and improve our websites, our services and email communications.

If you opt in to cookies that collect analytics information, we collect analytics information when you use our websites to help us improve them. We may also share data about activity on our websites with third-party service providers for analytics of our website performance.

4. Why does Fastly use Cookies?

Different cookies perform different functions. Some cookies will always be used and some cookies are only used if you opt in to them. For example, we use cookies to analyze how our websites are performing and what content our visitors are interacting with. Certain cookies allow us to improve your experience by recommending or tailoring content displayed to you to improve the relevancy of the information to you. Other cookies permit us to serve targeted advertisements and gather generalized location information about visitors.

We assign our use of cookies according to four categories depending on their function and purpose as set forth in the table below:

Category Function
1. Necessary Cookies Necessary cookies enable you to navigate within our websites and operate our websites’ features. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you move around the website and are required to access secure areas of our websites. Fastly also uses necessary cookies to analyze the performance of Fastly’s services by collecting information regarding error rates and latency associated with page load time.
2. Functionality and Performance Cookies Functionality and performance cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on our websites. They also store your preferences when personalizing our websites to optimize your use of our websites. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit our websites you will not have to set them again.

Functionality and performance cookies are also used to improve how our websites perform in order to offer improved, personalized functions to you. These cookies collect information about how you and other visitors interact with our websites. Functionality and performance cookies also collect information on the usage of our websites, including for example the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website which you previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages called up.
3. Advertising Cookies Advertising cookies are placed by third party advertising platforms or networks in order to deliver ads and track ad performance, or to enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities (this is sometimes called “behavioral” “tracking” or “targeted” advertising) on our websites. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on our websites and other websites. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited our websites.


5. How to Manage and Disable Cookies

If you do not want us to recognize your device, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your device, to block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. Refer to the following links for information to deactivate cookies in commonly used browsers.

Please note that certain functions of our website may no longer work, or not work correctly, without cookies.

If you have any further questions about our Cookie Policy, please send your questions to abuse@fastly.com.