Cookie policy

In the spirit of fair and transparent processing of personal data, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies and/or other analytics tools. Avnet Silica is an Avnet company. This cookie policy applies to any Avnet product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

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?

We use cookies on our sites (such as and mobile applications. Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us.

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.

If our website did not use cookies, you would appear to be a new visitor every time you moved to a different webpage.

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.

Cookie statement for

The following are the cookies and analytics tools that may be used when you visit this website:

Performance Cookies Purpose
Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics & IBM Tealeaf Our website uses cookies to allow 3rd party analytics suppliers (Adobe Analytics, IBM Tealeaf, Google Analytics) to provide us with statistics and information on how our website is used, e.g. which pages are visited, so that we can understand what interests our users undertaking similar journeys or activities on the site.
Targeting and Advertising Cookies Purpose


This cookie allows our website to link visitor behaviour to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to help us measure marketing campaign effectiveness and what interests our visitors to the site.

Third Party Cookies Purpose
Youtube & Brightcove We use 3rd party media plugins, such as You Tube and Brightcove to deliver video content. These cookies are used by Your Tube and Brightcove to store user preferences only when viewing pages containing video content.


 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.

We may also sometimes embed video or other content from websites such as Youtube and these sites may set their own cookies. Further details on the third party cookies we use are included on the list of cookies above. You can check the relevant third party’s website for more information about their cookie policy.
You can find information about Google's / YouTube's use of cookies here.
You can find information about Marketo's use of cookies here.

How do I change Cookie settings?

We use cookies to make our website easier to use and so that we can provide the best possible service. Cookies are an essential part of how our website works, and to ensure it works properly for you, we recommend that they are enabled. If you disable cookies, some parts of the website may not work and it may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

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:

Google Chrome

  • At the top, right corner of the Chrome window, click on the symbol with the three dots underneath each other, then click "Settings".
  • Scroll to the bottom of the pages, click on "Advanced"
  • In the "Privacy and security" section, click on "content settings", then click "Cookies"
  • Now you can set your cookie preferences.