What are Cookies?
What do they do?
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.
Non-strictly necessary cookies
Only if you have given us your prior consent, AkzoNobel places cookies that are not strictly necessary for providing the functionalities of the Websites.
Below you will find an overview of the cookies we use, what data they collect and how long they are used.
Cookies tailoring the website to your preferences
These cookies are used to remember your location preferences or to keep you logged in on secured parts of the Websites after you have closed your browser.
Social Media cookies
These cookies enable you to share content from the Websites on social media. The cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. AddThis provides analytics to help website owners better understand their visitors. AddThis uses a randomly generated ID assigned to each web browser to tell a website publisher how many people are sharing content. AddThis also uses aggregate browsing data to tell a website publisher whether the people most likely to share their content with their friends, for example, are sports fans. For more information about how AddThis handles your privacy, click here.
Google Analytics cookies
Google Analytics is a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (Google). Google uses aggregated statistical information to provide AkzoNobel with an understanding of how website visitors are using the Websites. The data gathered in Google Analytics will be used to analyze how our visitors experience the Websites and how we can improve the Websites. 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 and here.
How to control, disable and delete cookies
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can also change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.
It is easy to manage cookies. 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 Websites to you), you may set your browser to disable cookies all together. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the Websites. For example, 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.
If you use different devices to view and access the Websites (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.