Cookie Policy

What does this policy cover?

This policy explains the terms that apply to users of any websites that are operated by or on behalf of ARM Limited (together "ARM Website"). ARM Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 2557590 ("We/Us/Our"). Registered office address: 110 Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, CB1 9NJ, United Kingdom. ARM Limited is a private limited company acting on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries.

This Cookie Policy incorporates the following additional terms and conditions and policies:

By using an ARM Website, you understand that we may automatically collect and store information about your visit to Our ARM Websites, through using browser cookies or similar devices. Through continuing to use Our ARM Websites you consent to our use of cookies in the manner and for the purposes set out below.

What is a cookie?

When referring to cookies in this policy, we are referring to HTTP cookies which are small text files stored on your browser when you use websites and applications. We use a mixture of 'session' cookies, (cookies stored in your web browser for a limited time while you are accessing our website) and 'persistent' cookies (which are stored for longer and which are activated each time you revisit our website).

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve website performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Our websites may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other website operations.

Why do we use cookies?

We may obtain information about your use of the Website by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve ARM Websites and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us to:

  • estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • store information about your preferences and so allow us to customize ARM Websites according to your individual interests.
  • recognize you when you return to ARM Websites.
  • serve advertising through our websites.

Specific types of cookie

The types of cookie that are set by ARM Websites include the following:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - These cookies are essential to enable you to move around ARM Websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of ARM Websites and providing services that you have asked for.
  • Performance cookies - These cookies collect information about how you use an ARM Website, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you, and all information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
  • Functionality cookies - These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, for example username, language, region, and provide enhanced, more personal features.
  • Targeting and advertising cookies - These cookies, web beacons and similar technologies allow us to track you as you visit our websites, helping us to send you emails and targeted adds in respect of information and products that you have shown an interest in. Once you have logged in to your account, registered an account with us, or provided your contact information, the cookies will no longer be tracking you anonymously but the information gathered from these cookies will be linked to the contact information you have provided to us.

How to control cookies and similar technologies

You can stop cookies being stored on your browser in future or delete any cookies that are already on your browser. To do so, refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions by selecting "Help" in your browser menu. Information on deleting or controlling browser cookies is available at http://www.AboutCookies.org. LSOs are used by the authors of files that are read by Adobe Flash Player and the websites hosting those files. To control or prevent LSOs being stored on your browser, refer to the Adobe website at http://www.adobe.com/privacy/flash-player.html.

Third-party cookies cannot be controlled by changing any ARM Website settings, and if you have JavaScript disabled, you might not be able to change any ARM Website settings. Change cookie settings using your browser settings instead.

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia website), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

Note that if you disable cookies entirely, you might not be able to use certain areas or features of ARM Websites.

Cookies set by ARM Websites

The ARM Websites might set cookies for the following reasons:

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie settings

These cookies are set to test and check for policy acceptance when policies have been updated or if you are a new visitor to an ARM Website.

Login settings

These cookies are set to maintain aspects of your login session. They are used to:

  • Authenticate you as a user.
  • Associate you with a specific server.
  • Remember the last time that you visited the website.
  • Authenticate you with third parties if you request to do so.

General session

These cookies are used to remember information while browsing from one page to another. For example, when entering data into forms

Content delivery network

These cookies are used to aid in efficiently routing internal traffic, and contain encoded addresses of internal Jive servers. These addresses are strictly internal, and cannot be used to connect to internal servers from the Internet. Altering the values of the cookie does not have any effect.

Functionality

Login settings

These cookies are set to maintain your login session and remember your preference in respect of storing your login credentials.

Tabbed content

Some web pages have tabbed content and this cookie records which tab is currently being viewed.

Regional content

These cookies are set to provide region-based content and remember time zone settings.

Language settings

These cookies are set to determine and remember which language to display content in.

Device functionality

These cookies are set to provide different content depending on the browser device being used.

Search settings

These cookies save all user-defined working sets that can restrict the scope of searches. If this data exceeds 4KB in size, further cookies are created as necessary.

Distributor settings

These cookies are used to maintain settings within the distributor section of the site.

Forum functionality

These cookies are used to remember settings and provide forum functionality. They are used to:

  • Maintain the date setting.
  • Remember the EULA setting.

Download settings

These cookies are used to remember preferences when downloading evaluation software from any ARM Website.

Editor settings

These cookies are used to maintain the height of the editor windows and remember the editor mode that you have chosen.

Performance

Google Analytics cookies

These are web analytics cookies, provided by Google Inc., that are used to collect information about how visitors use ARM Websites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of an ARM Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

By using an ARM Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

These are third party cookies.

Adobe Analytics cookies

These are web analytic cookies provided by Adobe that are used to collect information about how visitors use the ARM Website. We use the information to compile reports, to provide relevant content, and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to ARM Websites, where visitors have come to the site from, what time of day they access the site, and the pages they visited. For more information on opting out of these cookies, see http://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/opt-out.html#4.

Targeting & Advertising

Marketing cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use ARM Websites. We link this information to the contact and account details you have provided us with and use the information to understand which products and services you are interested in and send you information about the products that you have shown an interest in. These cookies are set by many ARM Websites.

AdRoll Cookies, web beacons and similar technologies

We use an advertising service provided by AdRoll. 

AdRoll may serve cookies web beacons or similar technologies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our websites. AdRoll may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies, web beacons or similar technologies to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you.

You may opt-out from receiving targeted advertisements from AdRoll by visiting any of the following pages:

For more information on the cookies used, and this service generally, please see:  www.adroll.com/about/privacy

Cookies set by third parties

Third parties may also use cookies over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be performance cookies or targeting and advertising cookies. Third party cookies used on ARM Websites include those set by YouTube, Twitter, Google and Facebook.

Changes to this policy

We may revise this cookie policy at any time by amending this page, and where appropriate, by notification on Our ARM Websites. You should check this page from time to time to review any changes We have made. Some of the provisions in this cookie policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on Our ARM Websites.

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22 August 2016, LES-PRE-20317 Copyright © 2017, ARM Limited.