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This Cookie Policy applies to Applied Material websites (collectively, the “Sites”).  

Applied Material uses cookies on its Sites.  A cookie is a small file that is downloaded on your device when you access a webpage on the Sites.  The cookies can subsequently be accessed by Applied Materials’ web servers. The table below provides an overview of the cookies we use and why we use them.

Strictly necessary cookies

The following cookies are essential for the Sites to function, for example, to secure the Sites or to provide a service you requested, such as remembering your language preference.  These are “session cookies” (cookies that expire at the end of each user session) and “persistent cookies” (cookies that stay on your device after your session).

Cookie name

Purpose (and duration for persistent cookies)

_has_js

Purpose - Used to determine whether a browser has javascript enabled

Duration – One(1) year

cookie_compliance

 

Purpose - to ensure that on agreement, the user no longer sees the cookie compliance banner

Duration - One(1) year

cookie_compliance_blog

Purpose - to ensure that on agreement, the user no longer sees the cookie compliance banner on the blog site.

Duration - One(1) year

You can disable these cookies by changing the settings of your browser.  Note, however, that if you block the placing and accessing of these strictly necessary cookies, you will not be able to use the Sites or we may not be able to provide the requested service.

Functionality and Performance Cookies

The use of the following cookies enable us to follow users over time to improve the structure of our Sites and provide more relevant content.  The Sites also use third-party cookies for web analytics purposes (e.g., to manage and improve the performance and design of the Sites).  As these cookies are not essential for our Sites to function, we only set these cookies with your consent.  The Sites use session and persistent cookies for these purposes.

Cookie name

Purpose (and duration for persistent cookies)

_ga

Purpose - Used to distinguish users

Duration – Two(2) years

_gid

Purpose - Used to distinguish users

Duration – Twenty-four (24) hours

_gat

Purpose - Used to throttle request rate

Duration – One(1) minute

You can disable these cookies by changing the settings of your browser.

How to Disable Cookies

You can block and delete cookies by adapting the settings of your browser.  For more information on how to do this, please consult: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, please contact us by email at: privacy_questions@amat.com