Cookie policy

Wienerberger UK's website cookie policy.

This Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”) applies to the website http://www.wienerberger.co.uk/ (the "Site") which is run by Wienerberger Limited a company registered in the UK with company number 05299520 (the “Company”) of Wienerberger House, Brooks Drive, Cheadle Royal Business, Park Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 3SA.

On our Site, the Company is referred to as “Weinerberger”. All references to “the Company”, “we” and “our” in this Cookies Policy include the other companies in the Weinerberger group of companies (“Group”), unless distinguished.

This Cookies Policy explains how we use cookies (defined below) and other similar technologies to collect information about the way you use the Site.


What are cookies?
Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files that are used by websites to perform certain functions.

Nearly all websites use cookies, which are an extremely common technology for remembering visitor’s actions or preferences (for example a language or region) over time and use that knowledge to tailor your experience.


How do we use cookies?
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.


We use cookies to track how you use our Site by providing usage statistics. Cookies can also be used to serve ads to you based upon your browsing history and previous visits to the Sites.


Whilst cookies information on its own does not usually constitute your “personal information” (see our privacy policy for the definition and details on how we handle it), 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.

When you first visit our Site, we provide a banner at the foot of the Site to notify you of the proposed use of cookies on our Site together with a link to this Cookies Policy for more information for your consideration.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies when you first visit our Site. You can click on the confirmation icon which signifies your consent to our use of cookies. If you continue to browse our Site or click on various options and webpages, we are entitled to assume that you are explicitly requesting the content of the Site and this constitutes implied consent to the setting of cookies on your device. You can withdraw your consent at any time by updating your cookie preferences to control or reject them.

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.

 

Cookie Name Purpose and description
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited.
  JSESSIONID, SS_X_JSESSIONID

These cookies manage your user session on our Site. They make it easier for you to use the dynamic features of the Site, for example bookmarking products in order to compare them. They are essential to the functionality of the Site and expire when you close your browser.

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Controls whether the cookie should be shown or not, and the current status of storing cookies.

  s_fbsr, s_cc, s_sq, s_vi

We use this to understand how the Site is being used in order to improve the user experience and usability of our website. User data is all anonymous. (for more information see:

www.adobe.com/privacy

 

Cookies set by third party sites
To enhance our content and to deliver a more enriching online experience for our users, we may sometimes embed images and videos from other websites on the Sites.
We currently use and may in future use content from sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. You may be presented with cookies from these third party websites. Please note that we do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should consult the relevant third party website for information on how these cookies are used and how you can control them.


Social Sharing
We may also embed social sharing icons throughout our Group’s websites. These sharing options are designed to enable users to easily share our content with their friends or contacts using a variety of different social networks. These social sharing sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service. Please note that we do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should consult the relevant third party website for information on how these cookies are used and how you can control them.


Updates to this Cookie Policy
This Cookie Policy may be updated regularly as and when new cookies are implemented, or existing cookies removed.  If necessary, we will draw the changes to your attention when you next visit the Sites.


We may also update this Cookie Policy based upon cookie best practices and both UK and EU legal requirements.


You are encouraged to check back here in order to keep up-to-date with the latest version of this Cookie Policy.


v1 [14] May 2016