On our Site, the Company is referred to as “Wienerberger”. All references to “the Company”, “we” and “our” in this Cookies Policy include the other companies in the Wienerberger group of companies (“Group”), unless distinguished.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files that are used by websites to perform certain functions.
Information supplied to us using cookies helps us to analyse the profile of our Site visitors and provide you with a better online and digital experience.
Whilst cookies information on its own does not usually constitute your “personal information”, we may combine the information we collect by cookies with personal information that we have collected from you in order to learn more about how you use our Sites and to improve our Services.
A full list of cookies and how we use them can be found below in the section “Cookies we use”.
Consent and how to control and delete cookies
In many cases, the software used to browse the web (web browser) by default allows the storage of cookies on your device.
Cookies can be controlled, blocked or restricted through your device browser settings. Information on how to do this can be found within the Help section of your browsers. All cookies are browser specific. Therefore, if you use multiple browsers or devices to access websites, you will need to manage your cookie preferences across all of these elements.
There are also several online resources that can give you more information on cookies and how you can control them within a variety of different web browsers. You can visit either http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.allaboutcookies.org for more information.
If you are using a mobile device to access the Sites, you will need to refer to your handset instruction manual or other help/settings resource in order to find out how you can control cookies on your particular device.
Please note: if you restrict cookies, you may experience a loss of functionality while on the Site.
Cookies we use
There are broadly two types of cookies in use on our Site: "Session Cookies” and "Fixed or Persistent cookies”. Session Cookies are temporary files that are stored in the user’s device during a session until leaving the Site or closing the browser. "Persistent cookies” are stored on your device for the time specified in the cookie parameters or until they are deleted or removed by the user. We use both Session Cookies and Persistent cookies.
We have grouped our cookies into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
- Strictly Necessary: these cookies are strictly necessary for the Site to work properly. They are needed to allow you to move around the Site and use our features.
- Functionality: these cookies enable technical performance of our Site and allow us to ‘remember’ the choices you make and your preferences.
- Performance/Analytical: these cookies allow us to collect certain information about how you navigate the Site. They help us to understand which parts of our Site are interesting to you and which are not as well as what we can do to improve them.
- Targeting/Advertising: these cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which are tailored to interests associated with the website activity tied to that machine or device. For example, if a cookie on a third party website recognises that a particular product was purchased from a particular device, that cookie may ‘talk to’ marketing cookies on our Sites to ensure advertisements about similar products displayed on our Sites are accessible from that device. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They may also remember that the Site has been visited from a device and share that information with marketing organisations. [The marketing cookies on our Sites are operated by third parties with our permission.] Marketing cookies are used to monitor from which advertising source a user was directed towards our Sites so that we know whether it is worth us investing in that particular advertising source.