Cookies Policy

The present Cookie Policy is made available by Volex Plc (“Volex”, “we” or “us”) and provides information about how and why we use cookies and similar technologies on our site (the “Website”). The information set out in this Cookie Policy is provided in addition to our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy sets out full details of other information we collect and how we process your personal data and can be accessed here:

1) What this Policy Covers

This Cookie Policy sets out:

  • what a cookie is (paragraph 2);
  • an overview of the cookies we use and why (paragraph 3);
  • what you can do if you do not consent to the cookie use (paragraph 4);
  • further general information about the use of cookies (paragraph 5);
  • a detailed table listing all of the cookies that we use on this Website (paragraph 6);
  • information on international transfers of data (paragraph 7); and
  • contact information (paragraph 8)

2 )What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and stored on your device(s) e.g. your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet). We use similar techniques or technologies, such as pixels, web beacons and device fingerprints, and for the sake of consistency all of these techniques will be referred to in this Cookie Policy as ‘cookies’. It is important for your privacy to know what cookies are used in our Website and for what specific purposes. This information will help to better understand the scope of the use of cookies and protect your privacy. If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Website, you have the following options:

  • you may choose not to accept cookies or turn off cookies at any time (see section 4 below for more details on how to do this), but please be aware that this may affect the functionality of the Website;
  • you can stop using this Website.

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by changing your settings, which is further explained in section 4 below. You will find a list of all cookies within each category (necessary, functional and performance) in section 6 of this Cookie Policy. Please note that disabling the cookies settings on our Website shall not result in the deletion of any cookies that have already been set. However, you can delete these at any time by accessing the browser settings on your device (see section 4 below for more details on how to do this).

3) Cookies used on the Website

We use own- and third-party cookies in our website. The difference between an own cookie and a third party cookie relates to the control of the party serving the cookie. Own cookies are the ones that are directly managed by Volex. On the other hand, third party cookies are the ones stored on your device by a third party (e.g. Google or Facebook). While we allow third parties to access the site to install these cookies on users’ devices, we do not retain control over or access to the data provided by the cookies nor control the time these third-party cookies will be stored in your devices. These cookies and its storage on your devices are controlled in its entirety by the relevant third party as set out in their respective privacy and cookie policies (see paragraph 6 for further de further details on third party cookies).

In particular, we use: necessary cookies which enable certain fundamental Website features; functionality cookies which allow us to remember choices you make (e.g. your cookie preference); and performance cookies which monitor usage of our Website. Some of these are session cookies which are temporary and allow us to link your actions during a single visit to our site, and which are erased when you close your browser. Others are persistent cookies which remain on your device for the period of a given period of time (see paragraph 6 for details of how long these cookies persist).

The following is a more detailed explanation of the types of cookies we use in our Website, categorised by the purpose of the cookies:

a) Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies are essential for you to navigate our Website. These cookies are anonymous, and do not collect or store any personally identifying information about you. Without these cookies, we may not be able to provide the services you have asked for. These cookies also help to support website security and basic functionality and are necessary for the proper operation of our Website, so if you block these cookies we can’t guarantee your use or the security of our Website during your visit.

b) Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies are used to provide you the best user experience.  They also allow the Website to remember choices made (such as language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

c) Performance cookies

Performance cookies help us to understand the behaviour of our visitors and their usage of the Website in an aggregated manner. This allows us to continuously improve the Website. These cookies are also used to help us understand how effective our advertising is; for instance these cookies tell us which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. All information these cookies collect is aggregated, to assist us to improve how a website works. Some of these cookies may managed by third parties (such as Google and Facebook).  As previously mentioned, we have no control over the dissemination or time storage of third party cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information.

d) Control your cookie settings

When you enter our Website for the first time, a pop-up warning will be displayed in order to provide you information about the cookies used in our Website, the existence of the present Cookie Policy and also to collect your explicit consent on the use of cookies.

Once you have given us your explicit consent to the use of cookies, we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for the next time. If you wish to withdraw your consent to the use of necessary or functional cookies you will have to block these cookies separately through your internet browser settings for each browser you use. You can also use your browser settings to remove any cookies that we have already set on your device. Please be aware that some of our services will not function if your browser does not accept necessary or functional cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your internet browser at a later date.

Consult the privacy and cookies settings for the browser you use as needed.

e) Other Information

The following link contains further general information about cookies:

f) Cookie Use

Below is a full list of the cookies used on our Website:

1. NECESSARY COOKIES (See section 3a of this Policy)
2. FUNCTIONAL COOKIES (See section 3b of this Policy)
3. PERFORMANCE COOKIES (See section 3c of this Policy)