Cookie Policy

Introduction

MKS Instruments Inc., and its affiliates and subsidiaries ( collectively “MKS” “we” or “us” or “our”) may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies when you visit our website, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”) to help customize the Site and improve your experience.

Consent

By using the MKS Site and any other SItes owned or controlled by MKS and which links to this Cookie Policy, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy.

What Are Cookies

A “cookie” is a string of information which assigns you a unique identifier that we store on your computer. Your browser then provides that unique identifier to use each time you submit a query to the Site. We use cookies on the Site to, among other things, enable certain features, keep track of services you have used, record registration information, record your user preferences, keep you logged into the Site, facilitate purchase procedures, and track the pages you visit. Cookies help us understand how the Site is being used and improve your user experience.

If you do not allow this Site to use cookies, certain features or sections of this Site may not be available to you or function as expected.

Types of Cookies

The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are strictly necessary cookies, without which the Site will not work properly or will not provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but doing so will affect the functionality of the Site.
Analytics Cookies
Analytics cookies monitor how you reached the Site, and how you interact with and move around on the Site. We use these cookies to let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.
Personalization Cookies
Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site.
Site Management Cookies
Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site. We use these cookies so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all site management cookies in your browser.
Advertising Cookies
Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you. Any advertising cookies used on the Site will be from a Third Party Cookie.
Third-Party Cookies
Third-party cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser. We are not collecting any personal information on you from these Third-Party Cookies.

We use the following third-party cookies on our Site. For further information on these third-party cookies, please read their cookie policy:

  • DoubleClick – https://policies.google.com/privacy
  • Google Analytics – https://policies.google.com/privacy
  • LivePerson – https://www.liveperson.com/policies/privacy
  • Twitter – https://twitter.com/en/privacy

How Do I Manage Cookies?

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. For example, if you reject strictly necessary cookies the Site will not function properly.

For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings, or visit the following links:

In addition, you may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool.

Visitors to the Site can control “non-essential” and tracking cookies by selecting below to either:

Your preference will be recorded by this Site and used for subsequent visits.

Other Tracking Technologies

In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages, to determine who have viewed emails we have sent, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them, which can be done on each individual web browser.

Privacy Policy

For more information about how we use information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies, please refer to our Privacy Policy. This Cookie Policy is part of and is incorporated into our Privacy Policy.

Cookie Policy Does Not Cover Third Party Websites

This Cookie Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the cookie practices of third party websites which may be linked to this Site. Further, this Site may contain links to other websites. MKS is not liable for the privacy practices or control of other websites.

Changes To The Cookies Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to review the policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookie Policy on the Site. By your continued use, the Site you will be deemed to have accepted any changes in any revised Cookie Policy.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, please contact us online, by mail or phone at:

MKS Instruments
2 Tech Drive, Suite 201
Andover, Massachusetts 01810, USA
978-645-5542
privacy@mksinst.com

Last updated December 20, 2019