Cookie Policy

We believe in being transparent about how we collect and use data. This policy provides information about when and how we use cookies for these purposes. Capitalized but not defined terms used in this policy have been outlined in our Terms of Use, Terms of Sale and Supply, and Privacy Policy which also include additional details about the collection and use of information at Molport.

A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser locally. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. Cookies are unique to your account or your browser. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. "Persistent" cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire.

Does Molport use cookies?

Yes. We use session-based and sometimes also persistent cookies on our website. In addition, we use third party cookies, like Google Analytics.

1. Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

2. Performance: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that would identify a visitor. All information is anonymous as these cookies are aggregated when collected. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the website’s performance.

3. Functionality: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and sometimes more personal features. They may be used to provide services you have asked for.

4. Targeting or Advertising: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising. They store information on you visiting a website and this data is shared with other organizations such as advertisers.

How is Molport using cookies?

We send you cookies which may be stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie for website administration purposes and to improve the website's usability. We may also use cookies to recognize your computer when you visit our website to remember that you are logged in. Other cookies are unique and allow us to carry out analytics.

Whilst session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser, persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. Persistent cookies from our website do not track or collect personal information about user activity over time and across third-party websites or services.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit our website or use our services. Cookies also make your interactions faster and more secure.

Categories of Use Category Description
Authentication Performance/ Functionality Whenever you browse or sign into our website, cookies help us to show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Security and Integrity Strictly Necessary / Functionality We use cookies to enable and support our security features. Also, such cookies help us to detect malicious activity and possible threats.
Features and services Strictly necessary / Functionality / Targeting and Advertising Cookies can tell us what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on our website. They also provide us information about customized content that could be of your interest.
Marketing Targeting and Advertising We may occasionally use cookies to help us deliver customized content with commercial purposes (e.g. a user used our List Search feature for compound search and then created a Shopping Cart). Similarly, our partners may use cookies to provide us with information about your interactions with their services. The use of those third-party cookies would be subject to the service provider’s policies.
Performance, Analytics and Research Performance Cookies teach us how well our website and its content perform. We also use cookies to learn, understand, improve, and research our provided products, services, and content.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology help us deliver more effective content to users that we and our partners believe may be interested in Molport. They also help us to understand when content has been shown to you, whether it was useful and engaging. Such information is used to aggregate information to research and report on material quality.

Some users prefer to stay anonymous and not to allow cookies in any interactions. For such a reason, most browsers provide you with the option to opt out from any particular cookie and manage your cookie preferences. Some browsers give you options to set rules for cookie management for all websites that you visit. You can pick websites that you trust and disallow any other cookies from any other websites.

Browser developers provide help pages for cookie management. All browser manufacturers provide consultations or documentation, which include cookie policy information. Here are some of the popular browser guidelines on cookie management:

The Google Analytics website allows you to opt out from any third-party cookies. The majority of mobile phones and tablets allow you to change your device settings to control whether you wish to see online interest-based ads.

Limiting or blocking any cookies may cause our website or applications to worsen your overall user experience. You may partially or fully lose the ability to access our services, since it will no longer be personalized to you. In addition, this can require you to fill in any provided information multiple times as such customized information would not be saved.

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please write to us by email to or by post to Molport (see address details in Contact Us page).

Version 1.1, July 15, 2019

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