Cookies policy

The purpose of this cookie policy is to inform you about the features and purpose of the cookies we use, as well as about how to restrict them during your browsing if you wish. We also invite you to read the legal notice.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device when you visit websites.

Cookies are mainly used to enable the operation or the most efficient operation of a website, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

Mostly, cookies allow your device to be identified.

Use of cookies

Holcim uses cookies for many different reasons.

In general, ther are two main categories of cookie files:

  • Functional cookies
  • Performance cookies 

Functional cookies meet technical requirements. They are essential for effective and secure connection to a website. 

Performance cookies improve browsing by recording some of your preferences for easier, faster and friendlier browsing. These cookies are also used for statistical purposes.

These cookies may have different origins, function and lifespan.

  • Direct cookies: are the cookie files that Holcim stores when you visit its website and can only be read by the Holcim website
  • Indirect cookies: are cookie files, which are stored by third parties when you visit the website, for example cookies that are stored on social media sites
  • Functional cookies: ensure that the website operates properly (eg login cookies, registration and language preference) or allow the provision of services, which are explicitly requested by users. Functional cookies are instant cookies.
  • Performance cookies: are stored on the website for statistical, social and commercial purposes or to create a general user profile. Performance cookies can be direct or indirect.
  • Cookies stored for statistical purposes provide information about the pages of the website that the user visits and the location of the computer (Google Analytics, etc.)
  • Cookies stored for social purposes allow the site users to share the site content on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Permanent cookies: remain on your device's hard drive for a predetermined period of time or until you delete them
  • Login cookies (or temporary cookies): simplify your actions for the duration of your browsing. All session cookies are deleted as soon as you close the browser. Login cookies are generally functional.

What typew of cookies does Holcim use?

Holcim is constantly looking for new ways to improve its website and the services it offers you. Holcim uses cookie files to improve the use and functionality of its website and to better understand how you use it.

- Functional cookies

Holcim uses functional cookies, which are necessary for the proper operation of its website and do not personally identify you.

Cookies make the operation of the website more user friendly and offer you a more personalized experience.

Below is an overview of the functional cookies that we store and more information about them.

- Performance cookies

Holcim uses performance cookies to collect information about how you use the website to improve its content and increase its usability. Below is an overview of the performance cookies we use and more information about them.

Cookie name


Purpose + type of cookie



Google Analytics

Statistics cookie:

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To turn it off, downoal the Google Toolbar:

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2 years


Google Analytics

Statistics cookie:

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24 hours


Google Analytics

Statistics cookie:

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To turn it off, downoal the Google Toolbar:

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1 minute


Google Analytics

Statistics cookie:

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To turn it off, downoal the Google Toolbar:

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30 seconds up to 1 year


Google Analytics

Statistics cookie:

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To turn it off, downoal the Google Toolbar:

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Contains information about user campaigns. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, the AdWords site conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more here (New window)


Google tag manager

Used by Google Tag Manager to identify visitors by age, gender or interest.

1 minute



Used by DoubleClick to identify visitors based on age, gender or interests.

1 minute


Cookie file that shows if the user has accepted or rejected javascript technology.

At the end of the session



A cookie file that shows if the user has customized the functionality of Readspeaker.

1 year


Cookie file showing that the user has read and closed the cookie policy banner.

3 months


Cookie file that indicates whether the user has accepted or rejected a pop-up view on the home page

1 year



Cookie from the Addthis notification tool

2 years



Cookie from the Omnimap tool for location request

15 days


Cookies from social networks allow you to share the content of our website and your opinion to others, e.g. "Share" and "Like" application buttons on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Viadeo, etc. The social network that provides these app buttons can recognize that you are using the button, even if you have not clicked on the button while browsing our site. This is because some cookies allow the relevant social networks to crawl your browsing on our site if the social network is enabled on your device while browsing.

We cannot control the processes that social networks use to collect information about your browsing our site. Please check the privacy policies of the relevant social networks. They give you some privacy options regarding social networks, mainly by adjusting your account settings to each network.

The shelf life of third party cookies, such as social network cookies, can be changed at any time before Holcim is notified. Once Holcim has been notified, duration changes will be noted in this policy.

Configuration of the browser

All browsers allow you to restrict or disable cookies. The process is different for each browser.

You can also use the browser to see which cookies are stored on your computer, and delete them individually or all together.

The following are instructions on how to block and / or delete cookies in the most common browsers:

If you block some or all of the cookies, the website may no longer function properly or you may not have access to certain sections of the website for which we are not responsible.

Cookie policy updates 

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy, in particular as required by law.

Privacy rights

Some cookies used by Holcim and described above allow the collection of personal data. Holcim is responsible for the processing of this personal data.

This data is critical to the proper functioning of any cookie. Used by the relevant departments of Holcim and its service providers, if applicable.

Holcim specifically uses Google Inc. Google Analytics ("Google") for statistical purposes.

As part of this service, data collected through Google Analytics cookies (login data and browsing data) is transmitted to Google and stored by it on servers located in the United States. Google legal entities are members of the Safe Harbor and ensure an adequate level of data protection (Decision 2000/520 / EC of 26 July 2000).

To exercise the right to request, access and modify your personal data, you can contact us at