This Cookie Policy explains how Benchmark Electronics, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively “Benchmark”) use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at (“Website”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. This Cookie Policy should be read alongside our website Privacy Policy which gives full details of how and why we use your personal information when you are using this Website and provides details about your legal rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us if you have a complaint.

In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if it can be combined with other information to potentially identify an individual. Where required by law, we will request your opt-in consent before placing any non-necessary cookies, but cookies necessary for website functioning will remain enabled. In certain jurisdictions, you may also have the right to opt out of interest-based advertising as discussed below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work, to work more efficiently, to provide a more personalized experience for users, and/or to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Benchmark) are called “first-party cookies.” Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.

Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are cookies which are deleted when you close your internet browser. Persistent cookies stay in place after you have closed your browser, for example, a cookie which tracks whether you are a new or return visitor to the Website. Details on how long these cookies last for are set out below in the relevant cookies sections.

There are three types of cookies that we use, Essential Cookies, Analytics and Customization Cookies, and Advertising Cookies. These cookies perform different functions as explained below in the cookies table broken down by category.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to analyze Website usage to improve the Website functionality or design, and/or to provide a more personalized experience to our users to enhance the experience on our Website (such as providing more relevant content to you based upon your prior interactions with the Website). Third parties may serve third-party cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes.

For example, we track Website usage data to improve our website. We collect user traffic patterns throughout our Website using web logs, cookies, and similar technologies, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the website that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits. This is described in more detail below.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services. Depending upon your jurisdiction, we may only place non-essential cookies with your consent or provide options for opting out of non-essential cookies.

The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies.

The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the Cookie Tables below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Website pages you visit):

How can I control cookies on my browser?

As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information. The following is information about how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Edge

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit:

Digital Advertising Alliance
Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize 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 enables us to recognize when someone has visited our Website or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve interest-based or “targeted” advertising through our Website, which means these companies 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. They can accomplish this by using cookies or web beacons 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. If you reside in California, you can opt out of this type of interest-based advertising as described in our Privacy Policy. Where required by law, we will obtain your opt-in consent prior to serving interest-based advertising.

Cookie Tables

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.





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This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.

30 minutes

__cfruid [x2]


This cookie is a part of the services provided by Cloudflare, including load-balancing, deliverance of website content, identification of trusted web traffic, and serving DNS connection for website operators.




Used to store guest consent to the use of cookies for non-essential purposes

6 months


New Relic

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server or to keep track if the user is still logged in.


Analytics and customization cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Website for you.







This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

1 year 1 month



Used by Vimeo player to check if certain features or preferences have been selected by the user on websites with embedded videos from Vimeo.

1 year 1 month 4 days



Records anonymous page view data




Used to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie__

30 days

Advertising cookies:

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.







LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser IDs and optimize the range of advertising on LinkedIn.

1 year



Cookie used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature on 3rd party websites

1 year



Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

30 days



Used to track user interactions with online advertisements




Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

1 day



Collects data on user behavior and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.

3 months



Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisements — this also allows the website to limit the number of times that the visitor is shown the same advertisement.


How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Please therefore revisit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the bottom of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at or by mail to:
Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Legal Department c/o Privacy Counsel
56 S Rockford Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85288

Last revised: March 25, 2024