DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION
October 29, 2015
Digi-Key Corporation (DBA Digi-Key Electronics), (we/us) are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
This policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. It also explains the different types of cookies we use, and how you can change or delete them.
- WHAT IS A COOKIE?
- Cookies are small data files that are stored by your browser onto your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work in a better, more efficient way. Websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (eg by remembering your user preferences).
- Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you do not want information collected this way, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookies feature (please read section 4 below for more details about how to do this).
- We use various types of cookies on our website:
- Strictly necessary cookies: as the name suggests, these are necessary for the functioning of our website. They allow you to move around it and to use its features, such as remembering information you have entered on forms when you move to other pages within a browser session. Without strictly necessary cookies, certain services which you may have asked for will not be possible and our website will not perform as smoothly as we think you would expect.
- Performance cookies: these collect information about your use of our website. For example, performance cookies will show us which are the most frequently visited pages on our website, help us record any difficulties you have with our website and show us whether our advertising is effective or not (but note that performance cookies do not collect information to display targeted advertising on other websites). Performance cookies do not collect information that identifies you personally and all information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous.
- Functionality cookies: these allow us to remember the choices you make on our website. We also use functionality cookies to remember changes you have made to our website, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. All of these features help us to improve your visit to our website.
- Targeting or advertising cookies deliver adverts which may be more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies may also be used to limit the number of times you see the same advert on a website and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on a website and may share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. For a listing of targeting and advertising cookies contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All the cookie types above are either session cookies or persistent cookies:
- A session cookie only lasts for the duration you are on our website and is deleted when you close the webpage.
- A persistent cookie records and remembers your preferences or actions across several websites. It has a longer lifetime than a session cookie and lasts for the period of time specified in the cookie (this will vary from cookie to cookie). This type of cookie will not be deleted when you close your browser window and will be stored on your computer or mobile device. It will be activated every time you visit a website which created that particular persistent cookie.
- Third party websites are also likely to use their own cookies or other technologies to collect information about the content of our website and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements which they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements.
- Cookies placed by third parties may serve different purposes. They may be strictly necessary, performance, functionality, targeting or advertising cookies.
- To disable or reject third party cookies you must go to the relevant third party’s website. We have explained how you can control third party cookies on your browser for the main web browsers at section 4.
- You can control which cookies you get and which you keep on your device. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse our cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our website.
- Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may be unable to access certain areas or features of our website and it will mean that settings such as your stored username and password may have to be reset. If you adjust your cookie settings this will also affect the other websites you visit.
- All of the major browsers offer tips and guidance for managing the cookies available on your browser.
- There are also many different third party browser plug ins and extensions available which you can download to make it easier to see and control your cookies.
- You can find out more information about internet advertising by visiting the following information websites:
- Some of these sites enable you to opt out of online behavioural advertising and other tracking cookies (ie in addition to the control settings on your browser as set out in section 4).
- We may in certain situations use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, local shared objects (commonly known as flash cookies) are employed to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your terminal but they are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage flash cookies at browser level, in the same way you would manage cookies.
- You can access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s web site directly. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies – see www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for further information.
- Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies for our websites, you may not be able to access certain features of our websites, such as playing video content or using services that require you to sign in.
- We may set cookies within emails we send to you (if you have consented to receiving emails from us). These cookies are used to track how often our emails are opened and clicked on by our customers. You can manage email cookies in the same way as website cookies, as explained in section 4.
DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION
October 29, 2015