Cookie Policy

 

This is the Cookie information page for this website (the “Website”). To learn more about how we process your personal data when you visit our Website or communicate with AkzoNobel, please refer to our Privacy Statement.

What are Cookies?

To offer you better service when visiting a website most sites use cookies; practical technologies that collect and use information, making websites easier to use. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit the Website. During your visit, the cookie sends data to AkzoNobel.

What do they do?

We use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor. It also helps us enhance your online experience while you are visiting our Website.

Consent to the use of cookies on our site

When you visit our Website, a window pops up on your screen about the placement of cookies on your computer’s hard drive. The message that appears briefly explains you our cookie policy. By clicking “I agree” you accept the cookies specified in the Cookie Policy. You can also click on “Change preferences” to set up your preference for cookies.

Types of cookies we use and what they are used for

AkzoNobel uses different types of cookies. We believe it is very important that you know what data AkzoNobel collects with cookies and that you know which cookies our technology uses and for what purposes they are used. Please find below an overview of the type of cookies used.

 

Types of cookies

Description

Functional cookies

 

These cookies are strictly necessary to offer the basic functionalities of the Website, to deliver the service you requested on the Website and to remember your cookie settings.

Analytics cookies

We use cookies to help us understand how visitors arrived at our website, how and how long they use it and how we can improve their experience. This type of so-called “analytics” cookies can provide us with anonymous information to help us understand which parts of our website interest our visitors and if they experience any errors. We use these cookies to test different designs and features for our sites and we also use them to help us monitor how our visitors reach our sites.

The Analytics cookies AkzoNobel uses are so-called Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics is a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (Google). Google places the cookies and uses aggregated statistical information from these cookies to provide AkzoNobel with an understanding of how website visitors are using the Website. We have entered into a data processing agreement to ensure that Google is only allowed to provide this information to third parties if Google has a statutory obligation to do so or to the extent that these third parties are processing the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can find further information about Google Analytics here.

Advertising / Tracking cookies

Advertisement and marketing cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make our content and advertising as relevant to you and your interests as possible. These cookies are also used to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns by tracking the number of clicks. These cookies usually involve third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and use this information to give you access to tailored content on our website and to show you more personalized adverts when you visit other websites.

Tracking Cookies tailor the Website and our communications to your preference. When browsing on the AkzoNobel website you agree that AkzoNobel places cookies that are not strictly necessary for providing the functionalities of the Website. These cookies are used to remember your location preferences or to keep you logged in on secured parts of the Website after you have closed your browser. These cookies also track what you click on and what preferences you may have. This enables AkzoNobel to approach you in a more relevant manner.

Social media cookies

Social media platforms can use cookies to see if you are logged in and allow you to “like” content or forward it to your friends. Depending on your settings, these third parties may use your information for their own purposes, such as advertising. If you would like to know more how these social media platforms use data, please refer to the privacy notices of these platforms.

 

 

Alternative ways to control, disable and delete cookies

You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.

Click on one of the links below to go directly to your browser manual. Remember that you will have to set your preferences again or login again on some websites after removing cookies.

If you do not wish to receive any cookies at all (including those cookies which are necessary to provide the Website to you), you may set your browser to disable cookies all together.

If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your overall user experience while on the Website. You may not be able to visit certain areas of an AkzoNobel website or you may not receive personalized information when you visit an AkzoNobel website. Also saving customized settings like login information may stop.

If you use different devices to view and access the Website (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is properly adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

 

 

v. 19MAR2019