Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Fertilizers Europe, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website https://fertilizerseurope.com. This Cookies Policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

‘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

PHPSESSID

Essential

Essential

First

Session

Session

Preserves user session state across page requests.

_at.hist.#

Non Essential

Analytics

First

Persistent

Persistent

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user’s usage history of the AddThis sharing widget.

_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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__atuvc

Non Essential

Advertising

First

Persistent

13 months

Updates the counter of a website’s social sharing features.

__atuvs

Non Essential

Advertising

First

Session

1 day

Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.

__widgetsettings

Non Essential

Advertising

Third

Persistent

Persistent

Unclassified.

_at.cww

Non Essential

Advertising

First

Persistent

Persistent

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.

at-lojson-cache-#

Non Essential

Advertising

First

Persistent

Persistent

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.

at-rand

Non Essential

Advertising

First

Persistent

Persistent

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.

loc

Non Essential

Advertising

Third

Persistent

13 months

Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).

local_storage_support_test

Non Essential

Advertising

Third

Persistent

Persistent

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.

uvc

Non Essential

Advertising

Third

Persistent

13 months

Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.

xtc

Non Essential

Advertising

Third

Persistent

13 months

Registers the user’s sharing of content via social media.

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.