A. Collection of Information
B. Cookies/Tracking Technology
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (CMC) is committed to respecting the privacy of visitors to our websites and to remaining clear and open about the types of non-personally identifiable information that we collect. Legislation has been passed in the European Union (EU) that requires website owners to acquire “informed consent” from any visitors residing within the EU on their use of internet cookies. The following policy has been prepared to inform web users about the types of cookies we use and provide reassurance that cookies are not being used to gather information unnecessarily on any CMC websites.
2. What are internet cookies?
Internet cookies (or “web cookies”, “cookies”, etc.) are small files of text that a webserver places on a hard disk in order to recognize the browser on return visits. Cookie use is common and a majority of internet websites rely on them for functionality and enhancement of the browsing experience. Cookies serve a variety of purposes and can be used to keep track of what information has already been displayed to you, making it unnecessary to re-navigate the entire website when you return. Cookies can also be used to remember layout preferences, add security features, and store session information for your benefit (e.g. keeping track of the items place in your shopping cart with an online retailer), in addition to performing many other useful functions.
Cookies can generally be broken down into the following four (4) categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Functionality Cookies
- Behavioral / Targeted Advertising Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies are text files that are required for a website to function properly. Websites use these cookies to add features and allow users to navigate a site or browse its content in unimpeded fashion. Turning off or limiting the use of these cookies can adversely affect the performance or appearance of a website.
Performance Cookies provide an analytical toolset for the website owner that can be used to gather information about the how the site is navigated, count the number of visits and/or unique visitors, and record geographic information about visitors so that the website can be optimized based on how it’s being used.
Functionality Cookies are used to store information related to user-selected browsing preferences. These files can maintain your preferred language and currency, the number of results that are displayed per page as you search and browse an inventory, and keep track of any preferred layout options you might have selected (e.g. font size.)
Behavioral / Targeted Advertising Cookies are cookies that are used to track a user’s web behavior so that targeted advertising content can be automatically delivered by an internet ad-serving agency (e.g. Google’s DoubleClick service.) This type of cookie generally raises the most concern about privacy issues because they are related to browsing habits as they extend beyond the site you are currently visiting.
Note: CMC websites do not place any advertising cookies on your browser or mobile device. Any cookies you find belonging to this class have originated from somewhere else.
3. What cookies do CMC websites use?
In addition to the use of both first party and third party cookies, CMC employs a combination of session (temporary) and persistent cookies in its websites. Session cookies are transient cookies with a lifespan that extends only to the end of the browsing session. Persistent cookies do not expire at the end of the browsing session; instead, they can be set to expire on a specific date or after a certain amount of time has passed, as determined by its creator. These cookies can last anywhere from a few days to weeks or more, depending on their desired function. Each time you revisit a site, so long as the cookie has not expired, the information stored in the persistent cookie will be shared with the site. It is possible that the lifespan of a cookie will be renewed during each repeat visit, similar to how pressing the reset button on a countdown timer restarts the count.
The following is a comprehensive list of the cookies that CMC uses on its websites:
Last updated December 2017
First or Third Party
Description of Cookie
|Public users on: www.cabotcmp.com|
|_ga||Persistent||First Party||Google Universal Analytics uses the performance cookie _ga to assign a randomly generated number (client identifier) so it can distinguish unique users. The cookie expires after 2 years.|
|_gat||Persistent||First Party||Google Universal Analytics uses the performance cookie _gat to throttle the request rate and limit data collection on high traffic sites. It also stores anonymized visitor data for website analytics purposes. The cookie expires after 10 days.|
|_gid||Persistent||First Party||Google Universal Analytics uses the cookie _gid to store other randomly generated ids and campaign information.|
|wfvt_||Persistent||Third Party||Wordfence security plugin uses the performance cookie wfvt_ to group page views together during a browsing session to keep track of the number of unique visitors.|
|wordfence_verifiedHuman||Persistent||Third Party||CMC uses WordPress and the Wordfence security plugin utilizes the cookie wordfence_verifiedHuman to determine if a visitor is a human or a bot/crawler.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Persistent||Third Party||CMC uses YouTube to embed videos on our sites. The internet cookie VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE is set by the YouTube video service and attempts to estimate the bandwidth for playback. The cookie is strictly necessary for viewing our video content.|
|YSC||Session||Third Party||CMC uses YouTube to embed videos on our sites. The internet cookie YSC is set by the YouTube video service to collect anonymous statistics and performance data about video usage. The cookie is strictly necessary to view video content on our sites.|
|DSID||Persistent||Third Party||CMC uses YouTube to embed videos on our sites. The internet cookie DSID is set by the YouTube video service to show more relevant ads.|
|IDE||Persistent||Third Party||CMC uses YouTube to embed videos on our sites. The internet cookie IDE is set by the YouTube video service to show more relevant ads.|
|APPSESSIONID||Session||Third Party||The cookie APPSESSIONID is set when you navigate our Career Search page.|
|AppOneSearch||Persistent||Third Party||The cookie AppOneSearch is set when you navigate our Career Search page.|
|Logged in users (administrators) on: www.cabotcmp.com|
|wp-postpass-||Persistent||First Party||WordPress uses the web cookie wp-postpass- to store information for authentication on password protected pages.|
|wp-settings-||Persistent||First Party||WordPress uses the strictly necessary web cookie wp-settings- to customize the view of the admin interface.|
|wp-settings-time-||Persistent||First Party||WordPress uses the strictly necessary web cookie wp-settings-time- to customize the view of the admin interface.|
|wordpress_||Session||First Party||WordPress uses the cookie wordpress_ to store user authentication details. (set after login, contains hash data only)|
|wordpress_logged_in||Session||First Party||WordPress uses the cookie wordpress_logged_in to indicate when a user is logged in as well as who they are. (set after login & contains hash data only)|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Session||First Party||During login, WordPress will check to see if a cookie, wordpress_test_cookie, has been set. If it has not, an error message will be displayed. (set after login)|
|wpSGCacheBypass||First Party||The WordPress cookie wpSGCacheBypass is used for local caching purposes to improve loading time of the website.|
|Investor Relations pages on: ir.cabotcmp.com|
|agentscape-tag-devtype||Session||First Party||The functionality cookie agentscape-tag-devtype is set to display different content to the user, depending on the type of device that they are using.|
|agentscape-proc||Session||First Party||The functionality cookie agentscape-proc is set to display different content to the user, depending on the type of device that they are using.|
|s_sq||Session||Third Party||The Adobe Analytics cookie s_sq, a SiteCatalyst cookie, is set and read by ClickMap to store information about previous links that have been navigated.|
|CCBN_TICKET||Persistent||Third Party||The cookie CCBN_TICKET is related to internet-based Investment relations services.|
Yes, you have the ability to accept, block, and remove internet cookies by adjusting the privacy settings of your web browser or mobile device.
Note: Disabling internet cookies can have a negative impact on the browsing experience and, on certain websites, can disrupt functionality entirely. The following section describes methods to limit, disable, and remove cookies from your browser or mobile device. The information is provided for educational purposes only. CMC is not responsible for adverse website performance and removing all cookies from your browser with one of the following methods can also affect the performance of other websites you have visited.
5. How do I disable cookies on my browser or mobile device?
This section provides browser-specific information on the ways you can disable internet cookies. CMC does not own or maintain the websites that are linked in this section, nor any of the content contained therein. Please note that the following information may be subject to change without notice.
Internet Explorer® 11
Microsoft provides the following information on how to remove cookies: Click the gear icon (“Tools”) and select “Internet Options”. Under the “General” tab, select “Delete…” under “Browsing History”, then check “Cookies and website data” and press “Delete”.
Google Chrome® – (Computer, Android phone, iDevice)
Google provides the following information on how to remove cookies: Click the “Customize and Control Google Chrome” and hover the cursor over “More Tools.” Click on “Clear browsing data…,” then check “Cookies and other site and plugin data” and press the “Clear browsing data” button.
Mozilla provides the following information on how to remove cookies: Proceed to “Tools,” then “Options.” Click on “Privacy” followed by “Show cookies.” Next, click “Remove all cookies.” To remove a specific cookie: select a cookie you want to remove, then press “Remove cookie.”
Safari® – (Mac, MacBook, iPod, iPhone, iPad)
Apple provides the following information on how to block cookies: In Safari, go to “Preferences,” then click on “Privacy.” Under the “Cookies and website data” option, change the value to “Always Block.”
Microsoft provides the following information on how to block cookies: First, open Edge. Click the three dots (“More actions”) button and select “Settings.” Go to “View Advanced Settings” and click the dropdown menu next to the “Cookies” field. Select “Block All Cookies.”
Opera provides the following information on how to block cookies: Click on “Tools” and scroll down to “Preferences.” Under the “Advanced” tab, click on “Cookies” and highlight “Never accept cookies.”
The SeaMonkey® project provides the following information on removing cookies: To clear all cookies: proceed to “Tools,” then “Clear Private Data.” Check “Cookies” and click “Clear Private Data Now.” To remove a specific cookie: proceed to “Tools,” then “Cookie Manager,” and finally, “Manage Stored Cookies.” After selecting the domain name on the left, and selecting the cookie name on the right, click on the “Remove” button.
Android® – (see “Google Chrome” above)
AndroidTipZone provides the following information on how to remove cookies: Open the browser on your phone and push the “Menu” button, then select “Settings.” Proceed to the section titled “Privacy settings” and select “Clear all cookie data.”
iPod® Touch – (see “Safari” above)
Apple provides the following information on how to block cookies: Click “Settings,” then scroll down to select “Safari.” Under “Privacy,” click next to “Accept Cookies,” and then change the value to “Never.”
iPhone® – (see “Safari” above)
Apple provides the following information on how to block cookies: Click “Settings,” then scroll down to select “Safari.” Under “Privacy & Security,” click next to “Block Cookies,” and then change the value to “Always Block.”
iPad® – (see “Safari” above)
AboutTech provides the following information on how to remove cookies: Click the icon that looks like gears turning (“Settings”) then scroll down to select “Safari.” Next, press the “Clear History and Website Data,” followed by “Clear” to confirm that you want to delete the cookies.
Inside BlackBerry Help Blog provides the following on how to block cookies: Open the Web Browser and tap the “Menu” icon. Click “Settings,” then “Privacy and Security.” Next to “Accept Cookies,” tap the “Off” switch.
C. Distribution of Information
D. Security of the Information We Collect
CMC maintains procedural, physical and electronic safeguards to secure your personally identifiable information and to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure, unauthorized access or modification of your personally identifiable information. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors who need to know that information shall have access and such individuals will not be authorized to use such information other than for its intended use.
E. Governing Law
F. Accessing Your Information
You control your personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to CMC and can manage and update that information by using one of the following methods: contacting CMC via e-mail through the Contact Us section of CMC’s website or by sending a letter with your request to the contact address listed below. You can access and update any personally identifiable information that you provided to us for investor E-mail alerts and job opening submissions. If you no longer wish to receive press releases or any other type of information from us, you may send us an email through our “Contact Us” link or use our E-mail Alert form to change your preferences.
G. Consent to Transfer
This website is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our website, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
H. Children and Personally Identifiable Information
This site is not directed at children and we request that children do not provide personally identifiable information through this site and that parents supervise their children while online.
J. Contact Information
You can contact CMC by completing the “Contact Us” information on our website or sending a letter to the mailing address listed below. Please include your contact information, your detailed question, request, concern or comment.
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
870 N. Commons Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
Attn: Legal Department
K. Applicable Websites
Through CMC’s website you may link to other web pages and websites operated by CMC and its subsidiaries, and related companies. It may be that not every CMC Site has adopted this policy. Individual CMC Sites may adopt different privacy policies that fit the purposes of that CMC Site.
II. Worldwide Customers, Investors and Employees
A. Collection of Information
In order to access some CMC services, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as name, address, phone numbers, e-mail address and social security number in order to create a user name and password sign in. Such information requested for the registration includes any number that may be used, alone or in conjunction with any other information that would identify a specific employee, customer or investor.
B. Uses of Information
C. Security of Customer, Investor and Employee Information
We are committed to protecting the information you provide to us. CMC shall be responsible for reviewing and monitoring internal procedures, reports and other documents to assure that appropriate safeguards are in place when it comes to the security of employee and customer personally identifiable information. CMC also expects that each employee, customer and investor shall also take responsibility when it comes to making their personally identifiable information available to others. Employees and customers should especially not give access to their user names and passwords to unauthorized individuals. If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
D. Social Security Numbers
CMC will collect Social Security numbers in instances where that number is required by law for reporting or other uses. This will include any employee who receives payment from CMC or is enrolled in any of its offered benefits. Social Security numbers are always considered confidential and therefore subject to the access restrictions as stated above.
E. Investor Contact Information
General investor inquiries:
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
870 N. Commons Drive
Aurora IL 60504
Stock transfer agent and registrar inquiries:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P.O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940-3078
III. Worldwide Applicants and Employees
A. Collection of Information
B. Resume Information
C. Security of Applicant Information
In order to comply with various country requirements in applicant data recording, resumes may be retained indefinitely. You are responsible for any of the information provided or made available by you to CMC, and you must ensure it is honest, truthful, accurate and not misleading in any way. You must ensure that the information provided does not contain material that is obscene, defamatory, or infringing on any rights of any third party; does not contain malicious code; and is not otherwise legally actionable. Furthermore, if you provide any information concerning any other person, such as individuals you provide as references, you are responsible for providing any notices and obtaining any consents necessary for CMC to collect and use that information as described in this policy. During the course of business, we may use third party service providers to assist us in operating our business and since these third parties will use your information in accordance with their own privacy practices, you should check their website for information regarding their privacy policies.
D. Users Outside the United States
By submitting your resume for a position opening on CMC’s website, you are agreeing to the export of your information to the United States for processing.
Last updated May 2016