About Cookies

We use cookies to monitor the performance of this website aiming to continuously improve the User Experience, Information Architecture and content on www.avnet-silica.com. These cookies do not record names or contact details. They merely show the browsing pattern or history of the user base as a whole.

Cookie statement for https://avnet.com/wps/portal/emea

The following is a list of the cookies set by the main Avnet Silica sites and the purpose for which each cookie is used.

Cookies Description Validity Issuer
s_cc

This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code to determine if cookies are enabled (simply set to "True").

On Exit SiteCatalyst™
s_sq

This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code when the ClickMap functionality is enabled; it contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user.

On Exit SiteCatalyst™
s_vi

This cookie determines Unique visitor ID time/date stamp.

Persistent SiteCatalyst™
Cookies Description Validity Issuer
__utma

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years from set/update Google Analytics
__utmb

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 mins from set/update Google Analytics
__utmc

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

End of browser session Google Analytics
__utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

6 months from set/update Google Analytics

Third party cookies employed by Avnet

Some 3rd party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. Please note that some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.

If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, please see their individual privacy policies.

1. Google Maps

Avnet uses Google Maps. These cookies are used to retain user´s map viewing preferences.
More information about Google´s privacy policy can be found here:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

2. Twitter

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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.

Internet Explorer

  • 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

Mozilla Firefox

  • 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