Last Revised: July 11, 2023
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a generally small piece of data identified by a name that may be sent to your browser by a website you are visiting. Your web browser will store it for a certain period of time, and will send it back to the web server each time you visit again. Cookies have many uses: they can be used to remember your log-in information, as an identifier for tracking your browsing for statistical or content personalization purposes, etc.
Several types of cookies exist:
“Necessary” internal cookies allow information to be saved between two visits to the same website by the same device. They can save log-in information or interface preferences. They do not require the user’s consent.
“Statistical” cookies make it possible to track an Internet user's actions on a website. When statistics are anonymized (meaning they cannot be traced back to a person), user consent is not required.
“Internal” or “first-party” cookies are stored by the website visited. They can be stored in addition to the necessary cookies, and can be used to collect personal data, track user behavior, and for advertising purposes.
“Third-party” cookies are cookies stored by (or for) a Website B (often an advertising agency) on Website A. This allows Website B to see what pages the user visited on Website A, and collect information about the user.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites.
Statistical/analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our websites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Our PlastX website uses non-anonymized statistical cookies in some cases. All our other websites use strictly anonymized statistical cookies via Google Analytics.
Functionality cookies (first-party cookies). These are used to recognize you when you return to our PlastX website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies (first-party cookies). These cookies record your visit to our PlastX website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to improve the website and make it more relevant to your interests.
Third-party cookies. We do not use third-party cookies in any way on our websites.
You can find detailed information about the individual cookies we use on our various websites and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Cookies with suffix _session
Used by the PlastX website. Description: Used to identify who you are. Assigned when you log in, this keeps you logged in to the site so you don’t have to constantly re-enter your username and password. This isn’t set unless you are a registered user. Expiration: when the browsing session ends.
Cookies with aj_ prefix
Used by the PlastX website. Description: Used by the PlastX website to identify who you are. Set for interoperability with Segment.
Used by the PlastX website. Description: HTML5 local storage used by the PlastX website to store local data to improve the performance of the website to improve the experience of using the site.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire when the browsing session ends.