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Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie information page for this website (the "Website"). To learn more about how we process your personal data when you visit our Website 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. By clicking “I understand” you accept the cookies specified in the Cookie Policy.



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.



Types of cookies Description

Functional cookies - These cookies are strictly necessary to offer the basic functionalities of the Website, to deliver the service you requested on the Website andto remember your cookie settings.



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 Website. The data gathered in Google Analytics will be used to analyze how our visitors experience the Website and how we can improve the Website. 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.



Tracking cookies - Cookies tailoring the Website and our communications to your preference. When browsing on the AkzoNobel website you agree that AkzoNobel places cookies that are not strictly necessary for providing the functionalities of the Website. These cookies are used to remember your location preferences or to keep you logged in on secured parts of the Website 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.



Alternative ways to control, disable and delete cookies

You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.
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If you do not wish to receive any cookies at all (including those cookies which are necessary to provide the Website to you), you may set your browser to disable cookies all together. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your overall user experience while on the Website. 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. Also saving customized settings like login information may stop.

If you use different devices to view and access the Website (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.