Cookie settings and list of cookies

Can I turn cookies off?

We use cookies to make our website easier to use and so that we can provide the best possible service. Cookies are an essential part of how our website works, and to ensure it works properly for you, we recommend that they are enabled. If you disable cookies, some parts of the website will not work.

However, if you would like to disable or block cookies from this website you can do so via your browser settings.

How to manage cookie settings via your browser

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change your browser settings to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance. If you would prefer us not to store cookies on your device, use the appropriate browser instructions below to change your settings.

Please note, if you use a different device, different account on your device or a different browser, you will need to set your preference for them separately. The settings you have chosen today will only apply to the device and browser you are using now.

You can also delete any existing cookies from your browser’s cache by using the settings available in your web browser. However, clearing the cache will mean that you need to reapply any cookie settings previously selected when revisiting our website in the future.


For Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 and 9.0

Choose the menu ‘Tools’ (or alternatively the Cog icon in Internet Explorer 9.0) and then ‘Internet Options’. Click the ‘Privacy’ tab. Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

For more specialised cookie settings click on ‘Advanced’, check the 'Override cookie handling' button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.


For Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0

Choose the menu ‘Tools’ and then ‘Internet Options’. Click the ‘Privacy’ tab. Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

The default setting is medium and the menu allows you to select the level of "filtering" on the basis of (a) the source of the cookie and (b) whether the source has a privacy policy.

For more specialised cookie settings click on ‘Advanced’.


For Mozilla Firefox 13.0.1

Choose the menu ‘Tools’ then ‘Options’. Click on the icon ‘Privacy’. Under the ‘History’ section select the ‘Use custom settings for history’ option from the drop down menu and then choose your preferred cookie settings.


Google Chrome 21

Click the Wrench icon on the browser toolbar. Select ‘Settings’. Click ‘Show advanced settings’ at the bottom of the page. In the ‘Privacy’ section, click the ‘Content settings’ button. In the Cookies section choose your preferred settings.


Safari 5.1 (OS X Lion)

Choose menu item ‘Safari’ and select ‘Preferences’. Click on the menu item ‘Privacy’ and choose your preferred settings.


Safari 5.1 (Windows)

Select the Cog icon on the browser toolbar and then select ‘Preferences’. Click on the menu item ‘Privacy’ and choose your preferred settings.

Farnell element14 Cookies

If you don’t make any changes to your current cookie settings via your browser, the following are the cookies that may be used when you visit this website:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie name / supplierPurpose
Premier Farnell Commerce cookiesWe use a number of cookies without which our site wouldn’t be able to function and that enable you to move around the website and use its main features. These cookies do things like:

  • identify your connection to the site
  • identify that you are logged into the site
  • correctly identify the site, language and web pages that you are using
  • capture settings specific to your visit to ensure things like session timeout can work

Performance Cookies

Cookie name / supplierPurpose
UniqodoWe use these cookies which use campaign code/query parameters to track what users might do or how they behave vis a vis certain current or previous campaigns. Tracks user behaviour but doesn't collect information that could identify an individual user. All data is anonymised so non privacy-intrusive.
Omniture analytics and HubspotOur website uses some cookies to allow our 3rd party analytics suppliers, Omniture and Hubspot to provide us with statistics and information on how our website is used, e.g. which pages are visited, so that we can understand what interests our users, measure effectiveness of campaigns and try to improve how the website works.
Baynote analyticsOur website uses a cookie that enables a 3rd party supplier, Baynote, to provide us with anonymous data on users’ journeys and activities on the site so that we can provide recommendations or a more efficient experience for other users undertaking similar journeys or activities on the site.
Premier Farnell analytics information cookieWe use a cookie on the site to capture anonymous user information such as job description/role and preferred language which Omniture uses in the provision of its analytics services.
Affilinet and Commission JunctionWe use 3rd parties, Affilinet and Commission Junction, for affiliate tracking services. These services use cookies to let us know when a visitor is referred from a 3rd party website and makes a purchase (we receive anonymous information such as the products ordered and order values). These cookies also allow us to verify commissions for our affiliate partners.
Premier Farnell Google web optimiser We use Google’s web optimiser tool which allows us to use cookies to create and test different designs of our website and to ensure that a consistent experience is delivered to users during testing.
Presspage We use 3rd party media plugins, from social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google plus and Add This to allow you to share our content and also show your appreciation or comment on the page/content. This may require the user to log into their social media account directly on the relevant social media platform and Premier Farnell will never collect any log in details.

Functionality Cookies (Premier Farnell)

Cookie name / supplierPurpose
Premier Farnell language cookieOn our sites that offer dual-language, e.g. Dutch/French on our Belgian site or German/French on our Swiss site, we use a cookie to enable users to change their preferred language
Premier Farnell search look ahead cookieWe use a cookie to try to make the search functionality on our site work better by trying to look ahead and predict what you might be searching for.
Premier Farnell remember me cookiesWe use cookies to enable and capture the “Remember Me” functionality on our website.
Premier Farnell mobile app cookiesWe use functionality similar to cookies when you use a mobile app to access the website. The functionality is used to do things like ensuring the correct country site is displayed to you and to enable you to build parts lists whilst using the app.
Power CircuitAs part of our Power Circuit campaign, we use cookies to either temporarily dismiss the registration banner or (if you have already registered or tell us that you’re not interested in the campaign) to ensure that you aren’t shown the banner again when revisiting the website for the duration of that campaign.
Premier Farnell Country FlagWe use a cookie that remembers your chosen country flag on www.farnell.com so that subsequent visits direct you to the same country site. You can change the country flag at any time at the top right section of the webpage.

Functionality Cookies (third party)

Cookie name / supplierPurpose
LivePerson Live ChatWe use cookies to provide live chat sessions to offer you support. We use a 3rd party, LivePerson, to provide the functionality for us to offer this service.
DataInterconnect e‑invoicingWe provide an e‑invoicing service provided by Data Interconnect and use a cookie to ensure messages in this service are displayed in your local language even if you’re not logged into the site.
Qualtrics surveysWe use a 3rd party, Qualtrics, to manage our online surveys. We use cookies to control the display of a survey invitation. If you dismiss the survey invitation, you will not see the survey invitation again for up to 90 days. If you choose to complete the survey on Qualtrics own website, they will use their own cookies over which we have no control to regulate the survey session – please refer to their own cookie policy for further details.
Easyflip interactive catalogueWe use a 3rd party, called Easyflip, to provide our interactive web catalogue functionality. If you choose to use the interactive catalogue, cookies will be used to ensure you can do things like adding items to your shopping list from the catalogue, create pdf’s from the catalogue, bookmark items in the catalogue and make notes on the catalogue.
You Tube / Vimeo on PresspageWe use 3rd party media plugins, such as You Tube and Vimeo, to deliver video content to Presspage. These cookie are used by YouTube or Vimeo to store user preferences only when viewing pages containing video content.

Targeting and Advertising Cookies

Cookie name / supplierPurpose
Google AdvertisingWe use a 3rd party, Google, to assist with targeted advertising. These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are hopefully relevant to you and your interests once you have left our site and are on a 3rd party advertising network. You can find out more about or disable this advertising at Google Opt Out.
Premier Farnell Marketing CookieWe use a cookie on our site to determine internal marketing campaigns that we believe will be of interest to you and to deliver personalised Farnell content to you in various areas of our website. All information collected is anonymised and for internal marketing use only. To remove this cookie please refer to the ‘How to manage cookies via your browser’ information above.
CriteoWe use a third party, Criteo, to assist with targeted advertising. These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are hopefully relevant to you and your interests once you have left our site and are displayed on a 3rd party advertising network. You can find out more about or disable this advertising here.
HubspotWe use a third party, Hubspot, to determine your areas of interest from the products you view on our website so that we can provide relevant, personalised information on associated products and special offers. To remove this cookie please refer to the ‘How to manage cookies via your browser’ information above. You can disable this specific cookie here. Please note clicking this link will immediately and permanently disable this cookie.