3. What are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our websites
Other Tracking Technologies work similarly to cookies and place small amounts of data on your device(s) to allow us to recognize you from other users; track your website activity and to collect information about how you use our websites every time you visit them
Note: The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.
Cookies are essential to enable navigation of websites, remember your preferences, protect the website, control access to certain content on the website, process any requests you make to Indorama Ventures and track your usage of our website
We link certain data elements we have collected through automated means, such as your browser information, with other information we have obtained about you, to let us know, for example, whether you have opened a communication (e.g. email) we sent to you
Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Your browser will allow you to block cookies, however, you may not be able to use all of the features of our site without cookies
5. Types of Cookies we Use
5.1 Cookies that have a duration
Session cookies: These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends)
Persistent cookies: This category encompasses all cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them, or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date
5.2 Types of Cookies with a specific purpose
Essential or strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site
Preferences or functionality cookies: These cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, such as what language you prefer or what your username and password are so you can automatically log in
Statistics or performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use a website, such as which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions
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
5.3 Types of Cookies based on their provenance
First-party cookies: First-party cookies are put on your device directly by the website you are visiting.
Third-party cookies: These are the cookies that are placed on your device, not by the website you are visiting, but by a third party such as an advertiser or an analytic system.
6. Cookies Used on our Website
List of Cookies used
The table below explains the cookies we use on our website, why we use them and how long they stay on your device:
6.1 Essential or Strictly Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Type of Cookie
General purpose platform session cookie, used by website engine. Usually used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server and site security purpose.
This cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.
Expires after the browsing session (ie when the browser is closed)
6.2 Statistic or Performance Cookies
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Type of Cookie
_ga, _gat, _gid
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customizable by website owners.
_ga expires after 2 years _gat and _gid expire after 1 day
6.3 Marketing Cookies
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
Type of Cookie
Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.
7. How Other Technologies are Used
A web beacon (also called web bug, tracking bug, tag, web tag, page tag, tracking pixel, pixel tag, 1×1 GIF, or clear GIF) is a technique used on web pages and emails/ communications to allow checking if a user has accessed certain content
Our emails/communications contain web beacons (pixels) to inform us if our email communications are opened and to verify any embedded links in the email. We use web beacons to understand what communications from us are of most interest to you, to improve the content of our communications based on your preference. We use this to know if the users want to unsubscribe from our communications
8. How to Refuse Consent or Withdraw Consent to the use of any Cookies
You are welcome to block the use of some or all the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
Type of Cookies
Choice (Tick in the box)
Non – Essential Cookies
1. Analytics: Analytics cookies help website to understand how visitors interact through the website. These cookies help to improve user experiences by collecting and reporting information 2. Marketing: Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites to display relevant advertisements for the individual users and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advisors
Option to Opt-In/ Opt-out
Necessary Cookies are required to help a website usable by enabling core functions and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot be function properly without these cookies and they are enabled by default and cannot be disabled.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.
8.1 Changing your browser settings
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third-party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
However, if you disable the cookies that the Website uses, this may impact your experience while on the Website.
8.2 Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here.
8.3 Clearing existing cookies
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.