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Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ܽƵ Germany (“we”, “us”, “our” or “ArcelorMittal”) explains through its cookie policy (the “Cookie Policy”) what cookies are,  how we use them on our website / (the “Website”) and how visitors (“you” or “your”) can exercise their choices in this regard. This policy applies to all our website visitors regardless of location.

  1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit an online service such as an application, an online platform or a website. They are used to store information about your browsing activity so that it can be accessed later.

Some cookies are placed only for the time you are active on the online service (such as "session cookies", which disappear as soon as you leave the website concerned), while some others are "permanent" and remain stored on your device until they expire or until you delete them.

  1. Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of purposes, including:

  1. What types of cookies do we use?

When you browse our Website, different types of cookies may be placed on your device, directly by us or by third parties as described below, depending on your choices and preferences.

Such cookies may be installed and managed by us or by third parties whose services are used on the pages of our Website.

The use of these cookies does not require your consent. You can however technically refuse the deposit of such cookies by changing your browser’s settings. In this case, the Website may not function normally.

Please see the following table that presents the cookies in this category:

COOKIE NAME

PROVIDER

TYPE

EXPIRY

__cf_bm

fonts.net

HTTP

1 day

Cookie purpose description: This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

Initiator: Script tag.

       

COOKIE NAME

PROVIDER

TYPE

EXPIRY

algoliasearch-client-js

cdn.jsdelivr.net

HTML

Persistent

Cookie purpose description: Necessary to optimize the web site's search-bar function.

Initiator: Script tag.

       

COOKIE NAME

PROVIDER

TYPE

EXPIRY

PHPSESSID

/

HTTP

Session

Cookie purpose description: Preserves visitors’ session state across page requests.

Initiator: Script tag.

Such cookies may be installed and managed by third parties whose purposes will be limited to requested analytical and performance purposes.

We must obtain your consent before placing these cookies on your device. If you refuse their use, we will not be able to analyse performance of our Website. However, refusing the use of or deleting such cookies does not affect your use of the Website.

Please see the following table that presents the cookies in this category:

COOKIE NAME

PROVIDER

TYPE

EXPIRY

_pk_id#

/

HTTP

1 year

Cookie purpose description: Collects statistics on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.

Initiator: Script tag.

Source: https://matomo.construction.arcelormittal.com/matomo.js

 

COOKIE NAME

PROVIDER

TYPE

EXPIRY

_pk_ses#

/

HTTP

1 day

Cookie purpose description: Used by Piwik Analytics Platform to track page requests from the visitor during the session.

Initiator: Script tag.

Source: https://matomo.construction.arcelormittal.com/matomo.js

 

       

COOKIE NAME

PROVIDER

TYPE

EXPIRY

route

construction.arcelormittal.com

HTTP

Session

Cookie purpose description: Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

Initiator: Script tag.

Source: https://matomo.construction.arcelormittal.com/matomo.js

 

       

Please see the following table that presents the cookies in this category:

COOKIE NAME

PROVIDER

TYPE

EXPIRY

Google Maps API

Google

HTTP

Session

Cookie purpose description: We use Google Maps to display maps within our buildings when such address has been included in the building webpage. This cookie reads the user's IP address.

Initiator: script

 

COOKIE NAME

PROVIDER

TYPE

EXPIRY

CONSENT / VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE/ YSC

YouTube

HTTP

Session

Cookie purpose description: This service is used for video displaying when a YouTube video is embedded in one of our pages. We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. 

Initiator: YouTube

We encourage you to read more on such cookies using the following hyperlinks:

  1. Your consent

 

ArcelorMittal does not place cookies on your device without your prior consent, except for necessary cookies for which consent is not required as stated above and which will be systematically deposited.

When you first visit our Platform, you will be given the opportunity to accept or refuse the use of cookies for which your prior consent is required. Where your consent is required, we will not place any cookies on your device unless you have expressly consented to them.

If you do not want cookies to be placed on your device, a refusal cookie will be stored on your device so that we can keep track of your choice. If you delete this cookie, we will no longer be able to know that you have refused the use of cookies. Similarly, when you accept cookies, a consent cookie is placed on your device. Consent or refusal cookies remain on your device and are stored for a specific period according to each cookie. Please see details given per cookie in the chapter

 

3. What cookies do we use?

You can confirm or withdraw your consent at any time and thus change the choice and preferences of cookies placed on your device. To do so, please refer to the "How can I manage cookies" section below.

  1. How can you manage cookies?

To manage the types of cookies we are using and to which you have given your consent, you have the option to choose to (i) accept all cookies, (ii) reject all cookies, or (iii) allow only certain times of cookies when using the Website

 

 

  1. How do we process your personal data?

Where cookies are used to collect personal data about you, this data is processed and stored in accordance with our Privacy Policy which we invite you to consult via the following link:  /.

We also invite you to consult the privacy policies of our third-party partners available via the module for managing your preferences.

 

  1. Changes to this Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in our online information practices.

The latest version will always be available on our Website. When changes are made to this Cookie Policy, it will be posted to the Website and the “last update” date at the bottom of this Cookie Policy will the revised accordingly.

  1. Contact us

If you have any questions about our Cookie Policy and our use of cookies, please contact us using the following email address: christian.ahlers@arcelormittal.com

 

Last update: 14/02/2024