Effective October 1, 2012, QUALCOMM Incorporated completed a corporate reorganization in which the assets of certain of its businesses and groups, as well as the stock of certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, were contributed to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Learn more about these changes

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Qualcomm's Cookie Policy

Qualcomm Incorporated and its direct and indirect subsidiaries use cookies and a variety of similar technologies on its websites. In addition to cookies, such technologies include Local Shared Objects (i.e., Flash Cookies) and web beacons (i.e., single pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, or web bugs). We refer to these technologies collectively as “cookies”. This Cookie Policy explains the use of cookies when you visit any of our websites that provide a link to this Cookie Policy. See “Your Choices” below to manage cookies.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small data file that may be stored on the hard drive of your computer or device in your browser’s file directory when you access our website. When you visit one of our websites, cookies may be set by us (first party cookies) or by other companies (third party cookies) such as cookies from Google Analytics, Typekit, Disqus, and Addthis. When you return to one of our websites, or when you access other web pages within one of our websites, your web browser will send the information stored in the cookie to us or to the third party that set the cookie. For more information explaining cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

How are Cookies used?

Cookies are used on our websites for a variety of purposes:

1. Basic Functions. Some of our websites use cookies that are strictly necessary in order to provide a function of the website such as to keep you logged-in where registration is required or to provide a shopping cart. These cookies may be set by us, or by third parties, such as a “Like” button by Facebook or a “Tweet” button by Twitter.
2. Site Improvement. Some of our websites use cookies to better understand how visitors are using our websites to improve the information and functionality of our websites. These cookies help us learn, for example, if some webpages are not being frequently visited or if visitors are having difficulties navigating our websites. These cookies may be set by us, or by third-party companies such as Google or NetInsight.
3. Personalization. Some of our websites use cookies to personalize the content that is displayed on our site, or to remember you when you return to our site. For example, we may use a blog tool Disqus.
4. Advertising. Third party advertising companies may have our permission to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet or to display ads for other companies on our site. These third party advertising companies use cookies to measure and improve the effectiveness of their advertising. To do so, these companies may use generic information about your visits to our sites and other websites for online preference marketing purposes, in order to provide ads about goods and services of specific interest to you.

How Long are Cookies Stored?

We set cookies to expire after they have fulfilled their purpose. Our websites use cookies that expire when you close your browser (i.e., session cookies) or that expire after a set period of time (i.e., so-called “persistent cookies”). Cookies that are stored by third parties will have their expiration period determined by the third party, not us.

Your Choices

You decide whether cookies are stored on your computer or device and can choose to delete them. By accepting cookies that are stored on your computer when you visit our site, we infer that you have accepted the use of cookies as explained in this Cookie Policy.

You can manage cookies one or more ways:

1. Browser Setting. Your browser likely supports a variety of settings to control the cookies that are set on your computer or device and to delete cookies. These settings are typically found under the “Tools”, “Settings”, or “Options” menus. You can also check the “help” menu of your browser to learn how to change the cookie preferences through your browser settings. Note that you will need to manage the settings for each browser you use and on each device you use. Further information from several popular browsers can be found at the following sites:
a. Apple Safari
b. Google Chrome
c. Microsoft IE
d. Mozilla Firefox

2. Online Tools. Some third parties allow you to manage cookies through online tools such as: Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance, Your Online Choices, and Adobe Flash.

3. Browser Extensions. Some third parties have created software can be added to your web browser to manage their or third party cookies such as: Google Analytics, Ghostery by Evidon, Inc.

Please note that while you are free to decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on this site or take full advantage of all of our offerings if you decline cookies. Our reference to any third party or their software or services is not an endorsement by us of such third party or their products and services and we disclaim any liability for the use or operation of any third party software or services.

Changes

We reserve the right to change this Cookie Policy from time to time and in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Cookie Policy at any time, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Cookie Policy the date it was last updated. When you visit the site, you are accepting the current version of this Cookie Policy as posted on the site at that time. We recommend that users revisit this Cookie Policy on occasion to learn of any changes.

Further Information

Please feel free to contact us with any comments, questions, complaints or suggestions you might have regarding the information practices described in this statement. Click here to access our Privacy Policy Inquiry form, or write to us at Qualcomm Incorporated, Attn. Legal Department, 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.

Last Updated: October 24, 2012