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Cookies Policy

Last Updated: May 23, 2018

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website to “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time or during a particular session.

Further information on cookies can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

How are they used on this site?

This Xilinx site uses 2 different types of cookie: 

  1. Session Cookies
  2. Persistent Cookies

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device beyond the session in question. They are used as part of the registration process for security purposes and to ensure the effective and necessary functioning of the Xilinx property which you are visiting. A Session Cookie may also used by Xilinx to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These Session Cookies are erased when you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site.  

If you're signed in to Xilinx, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.  

The following categories of cookies are used on www.xilinx.com and other Xilinx properties.

Cookie Categories

Category of use Description
Authentication and Security These cookies help us to authenticate users, block malicious use of login credentials and shield unauthorized access to user data.
Shopping Cart If you have added items into the shopping cart but haven’t yet completed the purchase, cookies help us to associate your browser to your saved shopping cart.
Performance, Analytics and Research We use cookies to collect information on website usage to understand, research and improve the features and services that we offer on our website. These cookies also help us to learn how well our website serves across different locations and identify any bottlenecks which might impede the effective operation of our website.

Advertising

We may use cookies to help us show you relevant advertising both on and off www.xilinx.com and other Xilinx properties. For example, cookies allow us to deliver ads to people who have visited others’ websites and to recommend our products and services based on that activity. Our partners may also use cookies to determine whether we have shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads.

Application Sub-Domains or properties

We use various domains and sub-domains where cookies may be set which include the following:

  • xilinx.com
  • www.xilinx.com
  • careers.xilinx.com
  • service.xilinx.com
  • forums.xilinx.com
  • investor.xilinx.com

Third Party Cookies

Xilinx also permits the setting of third party cookies on its website and properties which assist Xilinx in measuring and understanding how its properties are used and how they can be optimized.   Xilinx also receives other analytics information from these third parties.

The following third party cookies and other technologies are used by Xilinx:

Do Not Track (DNT)

We may not recognize or take action in response to Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signals from web browsers. This is because there is not yet a universally accepted standard on how to interpret and respond to DNT signals, which can and often do conflict with other settings, for example for cookies and scripts. If and when a standard is established, we will revisit this topic to determine how we can appropriately respond to DNT signals.

Use of cookies for advertising purposes

Cookies and similar ad technologies such as beacons and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us to understand and improve our products, technologies and services, and to know when content has been shown to you. As your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their website. Ads served by us may also set third party cookies. For more information on third party cookies, see the ‘Third Party Cookies’ section above.

If you are logged in on Xilinx.com and one of our cookies on your device identifies you, we will associate your usage (e.g. your browsing behavior) and log data (e.g. your IP address) with your account. If you have a Xilinx account but are logged out of your account on a browser, we may still continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser in order to generate usage analytics.

Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:

  • provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
  • improve our products, technologies and services
  • provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
  • detect and defend against fraud and other risks

For further information on the controls available to you in terms of managing cookies, please see the “Managing Cookies” section below.

Managing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites. However, if you restrict our capability to set cookies, you may degrade your overall user experience when visiting the Xilinx.com website and other Xilinx properties, and you will make some of our services and features off bounds.  You may be unable to sign into the Xilinx.com website if you have blocked us from setting cookies on your browser.  

This Cookie Policy forms part of our overall privacy policy

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