What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) when you visit certain web pages. Cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website and to enable you to interact with us online. The information collected by cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.
When does Avnet places cookies?
What do cookies do?
Cookies do lots of different things, like letting you navigate between pages effectively, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website.
Some other examples of what cookies can do include:
- recording your preferences such as country, language and timezone so you don’t have to keep setting them.
- recording the areas and pages of our website that you have visited so that we can use this information to help us improve the flow and content delivery of our website to ensure that it is easy to use and so we can improve the services we provide to our visitors.
What are the different types of cookies used by Avnet?
If you don’t make any changes to your current cookie settings via your browser, the following are the types of cookies that may be used when you visit an Avnet website.
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary to allow you to move about the website easily or to provide you with certain features you have requested, such as identifying you as being logged onto the site.
2. Performance Cookies
Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor, although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All information collected is only used to help us understand how our visitors use our website, what interests our users, and to measure how effective our pages are so that we can improve how we present our content to you. These cookies help to improve the performance of the website, providing a better experience for you.
3. Functionality Cookies
Functionality cookies are used to remember settings about choices you’ve made on the website such as the language preference you’ve chosen for the site and allow us to provide services you’ve asked to use and to improve your visit.
4. Targeting and Advertising Cookies
Targeting and advertising cookies are used to work out what advertising might be most relevant to you based on the areas you look at on our website.
List of cookies and analytics tools used on our websites
The following are the cookies and analytics tools that may be used when you visit this website:
|__wpdm_client||Technical cookie that synchronizes the web site and the CMS. This is used to update the web site.|
|li_gc||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain|
|PHPSESSID||So-called “session cookies” are used on the Avnet Embedded website which are assigned to Users for the duration of their visit, so that the system can recognize them. Session cookies are used to make the system more user-friendly and are automatically deleted at the end of the session unless your browser carries out local storage that goes beyond this due to its individual settings.|
|wc_cart_hash_#||To store items in shopping cart.|
|wc_fragments_#||Ensuring shopping cart functionality works properly|
|lang||Remembers the user’s selected language version of a web site|
|__utm.gif||Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer.|
|__utma||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the web site as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.|
|__utmb||Used to approximate how fast people leave, by recording when a visit starts, and approximately ends.|
|__utmc||Used to approximate how fast people leave, by recording when a visit starts, and approximately ends.|
|__utmt||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.|
|_ga_#||Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.|
|bcookie||Browser Identifier cookie to uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform|
|lidc||Used by the social networking service, Linkedin, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
Third Party cookies
Some of the cookies used on our website are set by third party organizations that we use for different services like Google Analytics and Adobe Omniture.
How do I change Cookie settings?
In case you would like to keep your browsing private or delete cookies stored on your computer, you can set your preferences in the Settings/Options feature on the browser you are using in your local computing device. To illustrate the process we offer two example below with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
- Click on Tools at the top of the screen
- Select Internet Options
- Click on the privacy tab
- Select Advanced Privacy Settings
- Select the Override automatic cookie handling option
- Choose how cookies are handled
- Click the OK button
- At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options
- Select the Privacy panel
- Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history
- Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them.
- If you are troubleshooting problems with cookies, make sure Accept third party cookies is also check marked. For more information, see Disable third-party cookies in Firefox to stop some types of tracking by advertisers.
- Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored
- Keep until: they expire: Each cookie will be removed when it reaches its expiration date, which is set by the site that sent the cookie.
- Keep until: I close Firefox: The cookies that are stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed.
- Keep until: ask me every time: Displays an alert every time a website tries to send a cookie and asks you whether or not you want to store it.
- Click OK to close the Options window
More information can be found here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences