Overview of what data Adobe Analytics collects and other privacy considerations.
Data Collection Breakdown
Adobe Analytics collects the following data:
Type of Data
Does Adobe Analytics collect this data?
URLs of Web Pages within Customer Site
Name of Web Page
Time spent on Page
Time of Day
URLs of Web Pages on Unaffiliated Sites
Cookie IDs (randomly generated)
URL of page that user was on before visiting customer page
Search query when consumer clicks on link to customer page
Display Settings (such as screen size and resolution)
IP Address (used to approximate location)
Information consumers provide in forms on customer site
Information consumers provide in forms on social sites
Whether consumer clicked on ad
Whether consumer clicked on link, image or text on site
Whether consumer downloaded a file, image, etc.
Items consumer purchased
Items left in shopping cart
Social Network Information (including photos, user ID, age, gender, location)
Personal Information that user provides outside of our services
Ad campaign success rates
Product info, such as colors, prices, styles, photos
*Unless the Adobe customer chooses to remove the IP.
Other Privacy Considerations
|Global||Adobe strongly suggests customers refrain from passing personally identifiable information (PII) to Adobe, especially in situations where the PII is not necessary for Analytics.|
|Global||Users need to be provided with notice and choice when profiling. This is required by law in Canada, Australia, the European Union (opt-in for some countries) and many countries in Latin America and Asia-Pacific.|
|Global||If using first-party cookies, Analytics opt-out is unique to a customer; you cannot rely on an opt-out on Adobe.com.|
|Global||First-party analytics are not within scope of the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising (“AdChoices”).|
|Global||Cross-device data should not be merged unless tied to an identifier provided by the customer (such as hashed user name).|
|Global||There are likely restrictions placed upon the customer from combining ad impression information to PII.|
|Europe||Most countries in the European Union do not consider analytics cookies strictly necessary.|
|Europe|| Adobe has enabled the setting IP-Obfuscation: Enabled - IP Removed (x.x.x.x) by default for all customers with a report suite set in EMEA. With this setting, the IP address will be completely replaced with the value (x.x.x.x) after geolookup and is no longer available as a data point.
This basic replacement method cannot be reverse-engineered back to a unique, specific IP Address. Neither the customer nor Adobe can access the IP address; it is irreversibly anonymized. For more information about other IP obfuscation settings, refer to
|Europe||Adobe has developed a new “privacy by design” setting that can now be enabled by Adobe ClientCare for Adobe Analytics (formerly SiteCatalyst) release versions 14.9 and 15.4. When this new setting is enabled, the last octet (the last portion) of the IP address is immediately replaced with the value 0 once the IP address is collected by Adobe. This anonymization is performed prior to any processing of the IP address, including prior to both an optional geo-lookup and ISP-lookup of the IP address.|
If customers do not already have a Data Processing Agreement for Adobe Analytics in place with Adobe, they should contact their Adobe Account Manager or Customer Success Manager, who will work with the Adobe Legal Department to get the DPA in place.
Adobe has prepared a Data Processing Agreement (Vertrag fuer Auftragsdatenverarbeitung - ADV) for Analytics that has been reviewed and approved by the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (Bayerisches Landesamt fuer Datenschutzaufsicht - BayLDA). The ADV is available in German and English.
EMEA Data Center Locations
The following EMEA data centers currently host Adobe Analytics data:
|Adobe Name||Address||Facility Type (Operator)||Solution Components Supported||Certifications|
Amsterdam 1101 EC
Hemel Hempstead HP2 7SU