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Cookie Policy

This page sets out the cookie policy of The Concrete Sustainability Council, Route de Pré-Bois 29, 1215 Geneva, Switzerland, (“we”, “us” and “our”) and explains how we use cookies on our website (www.concretesustainabilitycouncil.com). We may amend our cookie policy at any time and all changes will be made on this page. The changes will take effect once they have been posted on the website. Therefore, you should review these terms on a regular basis.

We also invite you to read our legal notice.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers, which are transferred to your computer's hard drive or mobile device when you visit the website. The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies are mostly used to allow websites to function, or to function more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners.

Above all, cookies allow identification of your device.

Use of cookies

We use cookies for many different reasons. We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify you as an individual. If you agree, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file. The website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us to deliver a better and more personalised service to you when you browse the website and also allows us to improve the website.

What type of cookies do We use?

We are always looking for new ways to improve our website and improve the service we offer you.

 

Host

Name

Description

Lifespan

Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are required for website to work properly, and enable you to move around the websites and use the services and features. Disabling these cookies will reduce performance and may make these services and features unavailable. Strictly Necessary Cookies are used to collect session ID and authentication data. They are “session” cookies, which expire when you close your browser session.

www.concretesustainabilitycouncil.com

PHPSESSID

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.

Session

Performance cookies

We use performance cookies to collect information about your use of the website in order to improve the content and increase its ease of use.

Below you will find an overview and more information concerning the functional and performance cookies we use:

 

 

 

concretesustainabilitycouncil.com

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

a day

concretesustainabilitycouncil.com

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

2 years

concretesustainabilitycouncil.com

_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

A few seconds

auth.concretesustainabilitycouncil.com

auth-csc

session

Targeting/Advertising cookies

Targeting Cookies. These cookies are set through our site by advertising parties. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

Advertising Cookies. Third-party cookies are used for all ad retargeting and behavioral advertising. By adding tags to a page, advertisers can track a user or their device across different websites. That helps build a profile of the user based on their habits, so messages can be better targeted to their interests.

Cookies from social networks allow you to share our site's content and your opinion on it with others, e.g. "Share" and "Like" application buttons, from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Viadeo, etc. The social network which supplies these application buttons can identify you using this button, even if you have not clicked on it while browsing our site. This is because some cookies allow the social network concerned to track your browsing of our site if the social network is activated on your device while browsing our site.

We have no control over the processes used by social networks to collect information about your browsing of our website. Please check the relevant social networks' personal data protection policies. These give you certain confidentiality options in relation to social networks, particularly by configuring your account settings with each network.

The length of time third-party cookies, such as cookies from social networks, are retained can be amended at any time before we receive the information. Once we were informed, changes to duration will be indicated within this policy.

doubleclick.net

test_cookie

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

15 minutes

doubleclick.net

IDE

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

a year

youtube.com

YSC

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Session

youtube.com

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

6 months

youtube.com

GPS

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

30 minutes

         

 

Adapt Browser Settings To Cookies

 If you are the only person using the computer, you may set long terms of expiry for browsing history. If you share the computer, you may consider setting the browser to delete the browsing data each time when you close the browser.

How Can I Stop The Cookies?

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. The users can configure their browser to reject all the cookie files or to alert the user when cookies are sent to the device. It is important to note that the deactivation or refusal to receive cookies can make certain sections difficult to view and use. All the modern browsers offer the possibility to change the settings of cookies. You can configure the settings of the cookies following the instructions below:

How to opt out of cookies and targeted advertising (ad retargeting)

Opting Out Of Cookies And Targeted Advertising:

To opt out of retargeted ads on Google, please refer to Google's help article: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB 

To block Google Analytics tracking in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on below: 

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ 

You can find out more information about how to opt out of interest based advertising at the websites below: 
www.networkadvertising.org/choices 
www.aboutads.info/choices

Disabling Cookies In Your Browser

You may be able to disable cookies by using your browser settings. We have included information below for some commonly used web browsers:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

 

You may also be able to use Incognito browsing mode, if your browser offers the functionality, which may prevent some cookies from being saved to your device.

Updates to the cookies policy

We reserve the right to make any changes to this policy, particularly in response to legislative requirements.

To exercise your right of access, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection, revocation of your personal data, you can contact us by email at info@concretesustainabilitycouncil.com.

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