Cookie Policy


SusChem Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how they are used (hereafter the “Cookie Policy”) by the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, (hereafter “SusChem” or “we”). This Cookie Policy applies to all websites operated by SusChem and notably (hereinafter the “Website”). It is addressed to the public accessing the Website (hereunder the “Visitor” or “you”).

We advise the Visitor to read both the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy as both are important for the protection of personal data.

SusChem is registered with the Belgian authorities at Rue Belliard 40 b15, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

1. General

The first time you visit our Website, you will see an overlay in the bottom of the page. By clicking on “I agree”, you are consenting to our use of cookies for analytics purposes. By using our Website, which contains a clear hyperlink to our Cookie Policy on every page, you are deemed to consent to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies on your computer or device, see section 5 and 6 below.

We process the data obtained from cookies in line with our Privacy Policy, which can be found here. Should the Visitor choose not consent to our Cookie and Privacy Policies, they are kindly requested to leave the Website. We reserve the right to amend both its Cookie and Privacy Policies. The Visitor is asked to regularly consult these policies to stay informed.

If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your personal information, please read our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about how we use cookies, please contact us by any of the following means:

Telephone: +32.2.436.94.18
Post: Rue Belliard 40 b15, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that the Website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Website. 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 you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Website or browse from one page to another.

Cookies are used to optimize your browsing experience and simplify transactions online. Cookies allow us to recognize you every time you visit the Website and to recall personalized settings. This facilitates and improves your browsing experience. Furthermore, we collect data on how the Website is accessed to improve their overall performance in terms of speed and functionality/ease of use.

They do not operate independently from the Website or, in any manner, access data from your computer or phone.

First, there are mainly two types of cookies: ‘essential’ cookies and ‘non-essential’ cookies.

  • Essential cookies: are cookies that are essential for our Website to function. They allow you to browse our Website and to use its main features.
  • Non-essential cookies: are cookies that allow you to personalise your user experience on our Website but are not essential for it to function.

These two types of cookies each have different characteristics that can be distinguished and classified according to the length of time for which they are valid and the origin of their placement.

On the one hand, according to the length of time for which they are valid on the user’s computer:

  • Persistent or permanent cookies: remain after a session is closed. They are kept on the Visitor’s hard drive until they expire or until the Visitor deletes the cookies. Persistent cookies are used to collect identification data relating to the Visitor, such as behaviour while surfing the internet or preferences for a specific website.
  • Session cookies: only last for the time taken to visit a website (session). They are deleted when the Visitor closes the browser.

On the other hand, according to their placement:

  • First-party cookies: these belong to the site that you choose to visit;
  • Third-party cookies: these are cookies connected with the activity of partner third parties. They are imported from a site the content of which is accessible indirectly, for example via an image or a banner.
3. The different types of cookies we use and for what purpose
3.1 Our use of cookies

The data collected from the cookies will be used in line with our Privacy Policy. In this respect, we only share your data with third party that performs data processing activities on our behalf and in line with our policies.

Any personal data collected through the cookies is used to improve your browsing experience and to improve our Website.

Certain cookies only store and use data for the duration of your visit to the Website. Data collected from functional and tracking cookies will be used so long as you continue to visit the Website and will be stored for a certain period after your last active consultation of the Website, as set out below, after which these data will be deleted.

3.2 List of Cookies Used

First party cookies:

  • PHPSESSID: Used at the server level to identify the client.
  • sCookieSecurity: Used at the application level to identify the logged users.
  • cookieconsent_status: Used to store the fact that the user accepted tracking cookies.

Google Analytics (third party analytics cookies):

  • _ga, _gid: Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.
  • _gat: Used to throttle request rate.
  • __utmc: Legacy cookie set by Google Analytics for an earlier version of their scripts.

More informations are available in the official documentation of the service.


Youtube uses multiple cookies (PREF, APISID, CONSENT, HSID, LOGIN_INFO, SAPISID, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, __utmc, s_gl, …) to track the number of views on a specific video, store the preferences of the user and display ads to the user.

4. Our use of third party cookies specifically

We can allow third parties to put cookies on your browser in order to, for example, get more information about your browsing habits, facilitate the sharing of content from other websites or audience measurement.

More information about the collection and processing of information, the use of data by social networks, as well as the available settings for protecting your privacy, can be found in their privacy policies. Cefic is in no way responsible for the statements or content of these third party cookies. All of these third parties are set out below to allow you to consult their privacy statements and easily manage your consent.

See Google Analytics’ Privacy information at: and: Consent withdrawal: or see below under point 5 ‘Managing cookies’.

5. Managing cookies

In order to ensure access to, rectification of, and the ability to withdraw consent at any time concerning your personal data you can always manage the use of cookies through your personal web browser’s settings. The web browser can be configured to either block all, accept/block some or accept all cookies.

Should you choose to erase or block certain cookies, you will probably experience difficulties operating the Website. Blocking cookies impacts the ease and functionality of web browsing. For example, refusing all cookies will impede web transactions.

Every web browser has its own configuration. For the most part, however, you can consult the “Preferences” or “Settings” menu in the top right hand corner to modify cookies options or go to “help”. For further information see the following links here below:

Google Chrome:
Internet Explorer:

For more details on cookies and how to change your browser settings, see:

Last updated on December 2018