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Avnet Asia Pacific cookies 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. 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 Avnet 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 tan 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. View our Strictly Necessary Cookies.
  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 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. View our Performance cookies.
  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. View our Functionality cookies.
  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.  View our Targeting and Advertising cookies.
  5. Third Party Cookies
    Some of the cookies used on our website are set by third party organizations that we use for different services. We use a number of third part Cookies to help improve website experience. 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 below we use on our site and you can check the relevant third party’s website for more information about their cookie policy.

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 an Avnet website:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie name / supplier Purpose
Avnet Commerce cookies We use a number of cookies without which our site wouldn’t be able to function, these cookies enable you to move around the website and use its main features. These cookies enable things like: Identify your connection to the site Identify that you are logged into the site Correctly identify the site, language and web pages you are using Capture settings specific to your visit to ensure things like session timeout can work

Performance Cookies

Cookie name / supplier Purpose
Adobe Analytics & IBM Tealeaf Our website uses cookies to allow 3rd party analytics suppliers (Adobe Analytics and IBM Tealeaf) 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.

Functionality Cookies

Cookie name / supplier Purpose
Avnet language cookie On our sites that offer dual language e.g. English/Chinese we use a cookie to enable users to change their preferred language
Avnet remember me functionality We use cookies to enable and capture the ‘Remember Me’ functionality on our website
Avnet account cookies We use cookies to remember your account currency settings, shopping cart contents and preferences such as tax exemption status.
Avnet ‘AskAvnet’ cookies We use cookies to check if users have previously used the AskAvnet help / support functionality

Targeting and Advertising Cookies

Cookie name / supplier Purpose
Marketo 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.
Google We use a 3rd party, Google to assist with targeted advertising. These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are hopefully relevant to you and your interests once you have left our site and are on a 3rd party advertising network. You can find out more about or disable this advertising at Google Opt Out

Third Party Cookies

Cookie name / supplier Purpose
YouTube & Brightcove We use 3rd party media plugins, such as YouTube and Brightcove to deliver video content. These cookies are used by YouTube and Brightcove to store user preferences only when viewing pages containing video content

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 or device, you can set your preferences in the Settings/Options feature on the browser you are using on your computer/device. To illustrate the process please see two examples below for 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.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


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