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Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, BSEF, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website vecap.info This Cookies Policy is effective from 13 June 2019.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, please see below.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

 

About cookies

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

We have categorised the cookies we use in four categories.

COOKIE PURPOSE

ESSENTIAL COOKIES

(STRICTLY NECESSARY)

Used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

 

PREFERENCE & FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and make using the website more practical

They are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

ANALYTICS & CUSTOMISATION COOKIES

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used to help us improve our websites and application for you in order to enhance your experience.

ADVERTSING (TARGETING) COOKIES

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

List of Cookies Used

Name of Cookie

Essential or Non-essential? Type of cookie First or Third party? Session or Persistent? Expiry Time Purpose
local_storage_support_test Essential Essential Third Persistent Session The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.
PHPSESSID Essential Essential First Session Session Preserves user session state across page requests.
_ga Non Essential Analytics First Persistent 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat Non Essential Analytics First Session 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid Non Essential Analytics First Session 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
collect Non Essential Analytics Third Session Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
__widgetsettings Non Essential Advertising Third Persistent Persistent Unclassified
GPS Non Essential Advertising Third Session 1 day Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
IDE Non Essential Advertising Third Persistent 1 year Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
PREF Non Essential Advertising Third Persistent 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
test_cookie Non Essential Advertising Third Session 1 day Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Non Essential Advertising Third Persistent 179 days Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated Youtube videos.
YSC Non Essential Advertising Third Session Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt-remote-cast-installed Non Essential Advertising Third Session Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-connected-devices Non Essential Advertising Third Persistent Persistent Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-device-id Non Essential Advertising Third Persistent Persistent Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-fast-check-period Non Essential Advertising Third Session Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-app Non Essential Advertising Third Session Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-name Non Essential Advertising Third Session Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.

Managing Cookies

 

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

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  • "The principles underlying VECAP may be applicable to the handling of other chemicals and Cefic is committed to increasing industry's awareness of this programme. At a time when the chemical industry and its supply chain are preparing for REACH, VECAP is an example of how cooperation throughout the value chain can be enhanced for the benefit of the environment."
    Alain Perroy, Director, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)
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