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Cookie Statement

This is the Cookie information page for this website and (the “Website”). To learn more about how we process your personal data when you visit our Websites or communicate with AkzoNobel, please refer to our Privacy Statement.

What are Cookies?

To offer you better service when visiting a website most sites use cookies; practical technologies that collect and use information, making websites easier to use. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit the Website. During your visit, the cookie sends data to AkzoNobel.

What do they do?

We use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor. It also helps us enhance your online experience while you are visiting our Website.

Consent to the use of cookies on our site

When you visit our Website, a window pops up on your screen about the placement of cookies on your computer’s hard drive.

The message that appears briefly explains you our cookie policy.

When you continue to use our website, you accept that we place cookies on your computer’s and/or devices hard drive. If you do not want us to place cookies, we urge you to leave the website. Please click here to read how to remove cookies from your browser.

Types of cookies we use and what they are used for

AkzoNobel uses different types of cookies. We believe it is very important that you know what data AkzoNobel collects with cookies and that you know which cookies our technology uses and for what purposes they are used. Please find below an overview of the type of cookies used.

Functional cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to offer the basic functionalities of the Websites, to deliver the service you requested on the Websites and to remember your cookie settings.

Cookies tailoring the website and our communications to your preference (tracking cookies)

When browsing on the AkzoNobel website you agree that  AkzoNobel places cookies that are not strictly necessary for providing the functionalities of the Websites. These cookies are used to remember your location preferences or to keep you logged in on secured parts of the Websites after you have closed your browser. These cookies also track what you click on and what preferences you may have. This enables AkzoNobel to approach you in a more relevant manner.

Analytics cookies

The analytics cookies AkzoNobel uses are so-called Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics is a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (Google). Google places the cookies and uses aggregated statistical information from these cookies to provide AkzoNobel with an understanding of how website visitors are using the Websites. The data gathered in Google Analytics will be used to analyze how our visitors experience the Websites and how we can improve the Websites. We have entered into a data processor agreement to ensure that Google is only allowed to provide this information to third parties if Google has a statutory obligation to do so or to the extent that these third parties are processing the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You can find further information about Google Analytics here and here.


Category Cookie Cookie Name Cookie Description Retention period
Analytics cookie __utma This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. This cookie [expires after] [is kept for] [FILL IN]
Analytics cookie __utmb __utmc  The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires.
Analytics cookie __utmt  This cookie \is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
The main purpose of this cookie is to analyse performance of the website
This cookie expires after 10 minutes.
Analytics cookie __utmz  This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This expires in 6 months
Analytics cookie _ga This cookie is set to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. This is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the websites analytics reports This cookie expires after 2 years
Analytics cookie __gat  This cookie is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites This cookie expires after 10 minutes
Functional cookie complianceCookie  The implementation of the Cookie Law means that all websites within the EU are now required to seek consent from visitors in order to make use of cookies or other similar technologies This cookie [expires after] [is kept for] [FILL IN]
Tracking cookie uid  This cookie is created in our visitor’s web browser and used to create a UID or Unique ID value for visitor of the website This cookie [expires after] [is kept for] [FILL IN]
[XX] _ecomm-app_session  This is the cookie responsible for enabling the eCommerce experience in the website This cookie [expires after] [is kept for] [FILL IN]
Functional cookie sessionToken  This cookie is responsible for enabling the user accounts and to validate a user’s identity as they browse. The cookie does not collect any other information from the user This cookie expires after you leave the website
Functional cookie][tracking cookie] akzonobel-flourish-en  Cookie needed to enable the Scrapbook user journeys This cookie [expires after] [is kept for] [FILL IN]
[Functional cookie][tracking cookie] message Facebook Authentication Cookie needed to enable the Scrapbook user journeys and Facebook login on our sites This cookie [expires after] [is kept for] [FILL IN]
Tracking cookie flourish_product_landing_path  This cookie is used to present/tailor the products landing page to your preferences This cookie [expires after] [is kept for] [FILL IN]
Functional cookie LocalStorage  Normally used to store a bigger quantity of data useful for the website. Normally replaces cookies This cookie [expires after] [is kept for] [FILL IN]
Functional cookie ForeSee Session Cookie (fsr.s)  This cookie is used to determine which survey will be presented to a Web user, and when This cookie expires after you leave the website
[Functional] ForeSee Repeat Days Cookie (fsr.r  This cookie is used to ensure that customers are not re-invited to participate in a survey for a specific number of days This cookie expires after 90 days
[Functional cookie ForeSee Alive Cookie (fsr.a)  This cookie is used to ensure that the ForeSee survey is presented at the conclusion of the site visit This cookie expires after you leave the website

Alternative ways to control, disable and delete cookies

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can also change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.

It is easy to manage cookies. Click on one of the links below to go directly to your browser manual. Remember that you will have to set your preferences again or login again on some websites after removing cookies.

If you do not wish to receive any cookies at all (including those cookies which are necessary to provide the Websites to you), you may set your browser to disable cookies all together. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the Websites. For example, you may not be able to visit certain areas of an AkzoNobel website or you may not receive personalized information when you visit an AkzoNobel website.

If you use different devices to view and access the Websites (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is properly adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.