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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.youronlinechoices.com and www.aboutcookies.org.
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.