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Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how they are used (hereafter the “Cookie Policy”) by the European Chemical Industry Council’s Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) Programme, (hereafter “Cefic-LRI” or “we”). This Cookie Policy applies to all websites operated by Cefic and notably www.cefic-lri.org (hereinafter the “Website”). It is addressed to the public accessing the Website (hereunder the “Visitor” or “you”).

We advise the Visitor to read both the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy as both are important for the protection of personal data.

Cefic-LRI is registered with the Belgian authorities at Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyselaan 4, 1160 Oudergem, Belgium.


1. General

The first time you visit our Website, after 2018.11.13, you will see an overlay. By by clicking on “I accept” or by saving the Cookie Settings, you are consenting to our use of cookies. By using our Website, which contains a clear hyperlink to our Cookie Policy on every page, you are deemed to consent to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies on your computer or device, see section 5 and 6 below.

We process the data obtained from cookies in line with our Privacy Policy, which can be found here. Should the Visitor choose not consent to our Cookie and Privacy Policies, they are kindly requested to leave the Website. We reserve the right to amend both its Cookie and Privacy Policies. The Visitor is asked to regularly consult these policies to stay informed.

If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your personal information, please read our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about how we use cookies, please contact us by any of the following means:

Telephone: +32 2 676 74 02
E-mail: lri@cefic.be
Post: [Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyselaan 4, 1160 Oudergem, Belgium], and as of January 1st, 2019: Rue Belliard 40 b15, 1040 Brussels, Belgium


2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that the Website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Website. It enables the Website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Website or browse from one page to another.

Cookies are used to optimize your browsing experience and simplify transactions online. Cookies allow us to recognize you every time you visit the Website and to recall personalized settings. This facilitates and improves your browsing experience. Furthermore, we collect data on how the Website is accessed to improve their overall performance in terms of speed and functionality/ease of use.

They do not operate independently from the Website or, in any manner, access data from your computer or phone.

First, there are mainly two types of cookies: ‘essential’ cookies and ‘non-essential’ cookies.

  • Essential cookies: are cookies that are essential for our Website to function. They allow you to browse our Website and to use its main features.
  • Non-essential cookies: are cookies that allow you to personalise your user experience on our Website but are not essential for it to function.

These two types of cookies each have different characteristics that can be distinguished and classified according to the length of time for which they are valid and the origin of their placement.

On the one hand, according to the length of time for which they are valid on the user’s computer:

  • Persistent or permanent cookies: remain after a session is closed. They are kept on the Visitor’s hard drive until they expire or until the Visitor deletes the cookies. Persistent cookies are used to collect identification data relating to the Visitor, such as behaviour while surfing the internet or preferences for a specific website.
  • Session cookies: only last for the time taken to visit a website (session). They are deleted when the Visitor closes the browser.

On the other hand, according to their placement:

  • First-party cookies: these belong to the site that you choose to visit;
  • Third-party cookies: these are cookies connected with the activity of partner third parties. They are imported from a site the content of which is accessible indirectly, for example via an image or a banner.


3. The different types of cookies we use and for what purpose

3.1 Our use of cookies

The data collected from the cookies will be used in line with our Privacy Policy. In this respect, we only share your data with third party that performs data processing activities on our behalf and in line with our policies.

Any personal data collected through the cookies is used to improve your browsing experience and to improve our Website.

Certain cookies only store and use data for the duration of your visit to the Website. Data collected from functional and tracking cookies will be used so long as you continue to visit the Website and will be stored for a certain period after your last active consultation of the Website, as set out below, after which these data will be deleted.


3.2 List of Cookies Used


Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry
PHPSESSID cefic-lri.org Used for managing user session on the website. Session
wordpress_test_cookie cefic-lri.org Tests that the browser accepts cookies. Session


Google Analytics

More informations: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry
_ga cefic-lri.org Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid cefic-lri.org Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_gat cefic-lri.org Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_property-id. 1 minute
AMP_TOKEN cefic-lri.org Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. 30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_property-id cefic-lri.org Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. 90 days


Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update


Google (Third party)

More informations: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry
1P_JAR, CONSENT, NID .gstatic.com / .google.com Set by Google. This group sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates. Various
ACCOUNT_CHOOSER, GAPS, LSID accounts.google.com This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. Various


LinkedIn (Third party)

More informations: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-table

Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry
lidc LinkedIn.com Utilisé pour la redirection. Boutons Partager et tags publicitaires 1 day
bcookie LinkedIn.com Cookie d’identification de navigateur. Boutons Partager et tags publicitaires 1 year
bscookie LinkedIn.com Cookie d’identification de navigateur sécurisé. Boutons Partager et tags publicitaires 1 year


Twitter (Third party)

More informations: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies

Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry
_ga, _twitter_sess, ads_prefs, auth_token, csrf_same_site, csrf_same_site_set, dnt, eu_cn, external_referer, guest_id, kdt, personalization_id, remember_checked_on, syndication_guest_id, tfw_exp, twid .twitter.com Various


Facebook (Third party)

More informations: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry
act, c_user, datr, fr, pl, presence, sb, spin, wd, xs .facebook.com Various


Youtube (Third party)

More informations: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Cookie Name Domain Description Expiry


4. Our use of third party cookies specifically

These cookies cannot be used without your prior consent and are therefore the subject of the question you are asked during your first visit to our Website.

More information about the collection and processing of information, the use of data by social networks, as well as the available settings for protecting your privacy, can be found in their privacy policies. Cefic is in no way responsible for the statements or content of these third party cookies. All of these third parties are set out below to allow you to consult their privacy statements and easily manage your consent.

Google Analytics
Purpose: audience management

See Privacy information at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
and: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners
Consent withdrawal:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
or see below under point 5 “Managing cookies”.

Facebook, twitter, Linkedin
Purpose: content sharing

Facebook, twitter, Linkedin
Purpose: media difusion


5. Managing cookies

In order to ensure access to, rectification of, and the ability to withdraw consent at any time concerning your personal data you can always manage the use of cookies through your personal web browser’s settings. The web browser can be configured to either block all, accept/block some or accept all cookies.

Should you choose to erase or block certain cookies, you will probably experience difficulties operating the Website. Blocking cookies impacts the ease and functionality of web browsing. For example, refusing all cookies will impede web transactions.

Every web browser has its own configuration. For the most part, however, you can consult the “Preferences” or “Settings” menu in the top right hand corner to modify cookies options or go to “help”. For further information see the following links here below:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=nl_NL&viewlocale=en_US

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

For more details on cookies and how to change your browser settings, see: www.allaboutcookies.org.

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