Cookies Policy

Last Updated: May 21, 2021

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

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.

Cookie Categories

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

Category of use Description
Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.    You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance Cookies These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
Functional Cookies These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.    If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.    They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Depending on your location, you may be able to opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button below:


Application Sub-Domains or properties

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


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 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 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 website if you have blocked us from setting cookies on your browser.  

This Cookie Policy forms part of our overall privacy policy