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Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

The www.smurfitkappa.com website (the "Website") is operated by Smurfit Kappa Group ("Smurfit Kappa", "we", "us" and "our"). We are committed to protecting and respecting your right to privacy. This Cookies Policy ("Policy") (together with our Privacy Statement, and any other documents referred to), sets out the basis on which we use cookies on the Website. Please read the following carefully and if you have any questions about this Policy or do not agree with it, please contact us at web@smurfitkappa.com before using our Website.

We may change this Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation affecting the way we use cookies and how you, as a user can manage them. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

2. What Are Cookies and How We Use Them?

A cookie is a small text file, often encrypted, that is places in your web browser on your PC, telephone, tablet or other device when you visit a website. During the course of your visit to that website, and on subsequent visit(s), the cookie send information from your browser about your visit(s). They do not damage your device.
Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a better experience when you visit our Website and assists us in making improvements. It enables the Website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so that you don't have to keep re-entering or changing these details when you come back to the Website or browse from one page to another.

3. The Types of Cookies We Use

  • NECESSARY = Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.    
  • PREFERENCE = Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
  • STATISTICS Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
  • MARKETING = Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

4. Your Current Status

5. Web Beacons

Web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are typically transparent graphic images placed on our Website. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on websites. We may use web beacons to obtain information such as the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.

We may also use web beacons in marketing emails sent by our system. If you receive the HTML formatted version of such emails and your email is configured to download images, a record of whether or not you open the email (and, if you open the email, how frequently you open it) will be saved with your subscriber history. Your engagement with the content of the communication (such as which links you click on) will also be recorded.

We may use this information in aggregated form to give us an indication of the popularity of content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting. We may also use the information to publish more content relevant to users in future issues and to unsubscribe recipients who haven't opened our emails for a period of time.]

6. Managing Cookies Usage

You may refuse to accept or you may disable cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website or unable to avail of our services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the Website. Additionally, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.

You can find out how to do this by following the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) or you can click on the links below to access instructions from some of the most popular browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Safari Mobile
  • Opera

For more information on how to manage cookies, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm. However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the Website’s functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.

7. Changes to this Policy

Any changes to our use of cookies for this Website will be posted here and if necessary, signposted from our web pages highlighting any changes.

8. Contact Us

If you have any queries in relation to this, please contact us at web@smurfitkappa.com.