COOKIE STATEMENT

The IMCD Websites as defined in our Privacy Statement use cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet, phone or other device when you visit a website. The next time you visit the same website, cookies ensure that your device and your preferences are recognised. By using cookies and similar technologies, such as pixel tags/beacons and scripts, ('cookies'), websites can save information about visits and its visitors. Such information may include your IP address, the device you use and click behaviour, such as the specific web pages you visit and how you navigate the website.

IMCD use session cookies, which are erased when you close your browser, and persistent cookies which remain on your device for a pre-defined period of time. We place some of the cookies ourselves, while other cookies are placed by third parties. Third-party cookies may collect data outside our own website as well.

IMCD uses the following three types of cookies:

Functional cookies
Functional cookies are necessary so you can view and use our website properly. We also use these cookies to remember your (cookie) settings and to enable chat support for you. The information collected through these cookies is not used for marketing purposes. Functional cookies are essential to the use of the IMCD Websites and they may be placed on your device without your consent. If you block this type of cookie, the IMCD Websites may not work properly, and you may not be able to use all features.

Analytical cookies

When you give us consent, we place analytical cookies. These cookies collect aggregated information on how visitors use our website, including information about the pages most visited, how long they are visited and if users experience any errors. We use this information to help us understand which parts of our website interest our visitors and to improve the quality of our website.

Marketing cookies 
When you give us consent, we place marketing cookies. These cookies are used to collect information on your visit to and clicks on our websites and third-party websites in order to make our content and advertisement relevant to your interests. These cookies are typically placed by third-party advertising networks. These networks are companies which act as intermediaries between us and advertisers. They collect information about your use of our websites and other third-party websites.

Marketing cookies are used to:

  • show you relevant, personalized content, advertisements or offers via e-mail, social media and on our websites or third-party websites, based on your visits to and click behaviour on our website and third-party websites (profiling);
  • measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns by tracking the number of clicks and conversions;
  • limit the number of times you see the same content and advertisement;
  • show videos on the IMCD websites. 


We do not link this information to your name, address, e-mail address and the like, if known to us.

Check the full list of cookies and third parties.

Legal foundation for cookie processing

The use of necessary/functional cookies is based on the legal basis ยง 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) (contract initiation or fulfilment), lit. c) (if legal obligations exist) and/ or lit. f) DSGVO (overriding legitimate interests).


The use of analytical or marketing-relevant cookies is based on the legal basis ยง 25 para. 1 TTDSG (consent for the setting or reading of cookies) in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) DSGVO (consent for the data processing based on this).


How to manage cookies
On your first visit to our website, we informed you about the cookies we use and asked for your permission to place them. If you have given us your permission, but wish to remove the cookies we have placed, you can do this by amending the Cookie settings via the cookie settings bar available below, or by deleting these cookies via your browser. 

You may also adjust your browser settings to prevent websites from setting cookies or third-party cookies altogether. If you do this some functions of our website may not be available or not function properly.


In order to manage your cookie settings please access the โ€œHelpโ€ function in your browser or visit the guideline instructions of your browser. Any of the following links may assist you for this purpose:

Updates
This Statement was last updated on 27 September 2021. We may update this Statement from time to time. We will inform you of any changes before they come into effect.