Cookies notice


Umicore's cookie policy (below referred to as “cookie policy”) applies to the use by Umicore S.A. (below referred to as “Umicore”, “we”, “us” or “our”) of cookies and other similar technologies on the website (below referred to as “this website”).

References in this cookie policy to “you” or “your” are references to individuals who use this website.

The purpose of this cookie policy is to provide you with information about what cookies are and to also explain which cookies we use and for what purpose we use them and how you can manage which ones we use when you visit our website.

To know how and why we use your personal data when you are using this website we strongly encourage you to read our privacy policy [link] which gives full details of how and why and provides details about your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us if you want to file a complaint.

What are cookies and why do we use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and may be stored on any of your devices that enable internet usage e.g. your computer, smartphone or tablet - like a memory for a web page. We use several different types of cookies.

Umicore uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies (such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags and scripts). These technologies are used in the first place in order to maintain, provide and improve our services on an ongoing basis, and in order to provide our customers with a better experience.

Our website also uses cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to track information provided to us by your browser when you use our website.

Some information that may constitute personal data such as your browser type, operating system, IP address, domain name, number of times you visited the website, dates you visited the website, date and time of an online request, the time required to download information you requested, error codes generated while your browser is in contact with our website and the amount of time you spent viewing the website may be collected via cookies and other tracking technologies. 

We use the following cookies on our website:

Necessary cookies 

These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user.

Preference cookies

Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.

Statistical cookies

Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited.

Google Universal Analytics

Google Universal Analytics measures how users interact with our website content. This information can lead to a better user experience.

Marketing cookies

These cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.

Website functionality

We use Google Analytics, which allow us to assess how you and other web users use our website, and this information is essential in helping us to continuously improve our website's functionality. They will be preserved for a maximum period of one year. The information generated by these cookies about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc. on servers in the United States.

Once you have given us your agreement to the use of cookies, we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, for instance to block certain kinds of cookies or files. You can therefore block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of the website, due to the fact that some may be functionality cookies. For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit:

Cookies can be stored for different periods of time depending on the purpose for which they are processed by Umicore, or by third party companies, in compliance with the applicable privacy laws. The temporary first session cookies are active for the whole duration of the session; the permanent first session cookies have a validity period of up to 24 months, whereas for third party’s cookies the retention period is indicated by the third parties in the relative websites, accessible through the dedicated links in the table and/or by consulting the websites and

If you have any questions about this cookie policy or the information we hold about you please contact

Opting out of cookies?

There are a number of options available to avoid the storage of cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how to delete any cookies that are on your device and block the future storage of cookies.

Google Chrome: about deleting existing cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here

Internet Explorer: about deleting existing cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here

Microsoft Edge: about deleting existing cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here

Firefox/Mozilla: Cookies & cache. Click here

Safari: about deleting existing cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here

Opera: about deleting existing cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here

It’s worth bearing in mind that if you decide to delete all of your cookies, you will likely have to re-enter all of your usernames and passwords on all of the websites that you visit, which you previously didn’t even have to think about. As mentioned before, cookies can be a real asset to your web surfing experience.

In addition, the rejection or deletion of cookies only affects the computer and the browser on which you perform the action. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers you need to repeat the above action(s) as often as needed.

Modification of this Policy

We may change this Policy at any time without prior notice; you are advised to regularly consult it. Any changes to this Policy will become effective when we make the revised Policy available through the website. Your continued use of the website following such changes means that you accept the revised Policy.

We use cookies for the purpose of enhancing your user experience and helping us better understand how the site is used. By continuing to visit this site, you agree to our Use of Cookies