Introduction

  • Spirent Communications plc (together, we or us) are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of the individuals who use websites operated by Spirent Communications plc and any of its associated companies.
  • This document sets out the basis on which we make use of cookies on our websites. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding cookies and how we use them.
  • By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this Cookie Policy.

What is a Cookie?

  • A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree to us doing so. It contains information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive, and helps us to distinguish you from other users of our website.
  • By using cookies on our websites, we can provide you with a better and more targeted user experience when you browse our websites. The use of cookies also helps us to improve our websites and make them more useful to the customers and the public.

What Cookies do we use?

  • Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used on our websites. To the extent any personal information is collected through cookies, the Privacy Policy applies and complements this Cookie Policy.
  • Our websites use both 1st party cookies (which are set by the website being visited) and 3rd party cookies (which are set by a server located outside the domain of the relevant website).

Functional cookies

  • Functional cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
  • The information that these cookies collect is anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites.

Analytics cookies

  • Analytics cookies are used to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the website before, and what site referred you to the web page. The analytics cookies that we use include cookies provided by Google and Sitecore. They contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer's IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet.
  • In relation to the Google cookies that we use, Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google's behalf.
  • In relation to the Sitecore cookies that we use, Sitecore stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Sitecore may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Sitecore’s behalf.

Marketing cookies

  • Marketing cookies are third party cookies, that are used to collect information about your visit to the website. The marketing cookies that we use include cookies provided by Google (GoogleAdWords), Sitecore, Marketo and Wistia. This information may be used to serve relevant ads to you across the internet based on the pages you visit.
  • No personally identifiable information is collected by the Google AdWords marketing cookies that we use, but you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings.
  • Personally identifiable information is collected by the Sitecore, Marketo and Wistia cookies that we use, but only if you have completed a form authorising such collection.

Third party cookies

  • Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How Long do Cookies Last?

  • The cookies used on our websites may include both session cookies (which expire at the end of a browser session, once you exit your browser) and persistent cookies (which remain in your browser or computer memory after the session has ended). Session cookies are typically used for purposes such as remembering what you have put into your shopping basket, and for helping to ensure security of online financial transactions, within any individual session. Persistent cookies allow the website to remember your preferences or actions from one website to the next. If you wish to remove persistent cookies from your browser or computer memory, please see Section 5 below.

How do I Manage Cookies?

  • You can adjust your cookie preferences by adjusting your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it, or you can refuse cookies altogether. The Help function within your browser should explain how to do this. Alternatively, you may visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org, to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.
  • If you want to clear all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions by clicking "Help" in your browser menu.  Alternatively, you may visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org, to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.
  • Please note that by deleting or disabling browser cookies, you may not be able to use certain areas or features of our website.