Read in chapter 1 the terms and conditions of the use of this Cefic/ Euro Chlor website. These conditions may be changed at any time. Chapter 2 explains the terms and conditions of the site and how Cefic/ Euro Chlor is committed to maintain your privacy when you visit our website. Chapter 3 is the Cefic/ Euro Chlor Cookies Policy

1  -  Disclaimer

Site information

The material contained on this website is for information only. Cefic/ Euro Chlor endeavours to make its best efforts to up-date the information on a regular basis, but it is not claimed to be exhaustive. Cefic/ Euro Chlor has carefully compiled the content and all the information on this website and 'Chlorine Things' is offered in good faith.

This information is believed to be correct. Nevertheless, Cefic/ Euro Chlor makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of any of this information.

Cefic will in no event be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use or reliance on the information contained on this website.


This site and its content, where applicable, are subject to the copyright of Cefic. Reproduction is authorised, except for commercial purposes, provided that the source is acknowledged. Cefic/ Euro Chlor claims no copyright on any official document in the public domain. Copyright, if any, of third party material found on this site must also be respected.

Euro Chlor logo

The Euro Chlor logo is subject to the proprietary rights of Cefic; no rights are being granted.


Links to other websites are provided solely as a convenience. Cefic/ Euro Chlor is not responsible for accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained on such sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from your access to such sites.

2  -  Privacy Policy

Last updated: 20th of September 2018

Welcome to our website. By accessing or using our website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy and cookies policy govern Cefic/ Euro Chlor’s relationship with you in relation to our website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, and any documents referred to herein, you must not access or use our website.

The term ‘Cefic’, ' Euro Chlor' or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner (Cefic) of the website whose is a non-profit organisation registered in Belgium with VAT  BE 0412 849 915 and whose registered office is Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4 B-1160 Brussels, Belgium. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Our privacy policy provides you with transparent and clear information about the data protection practices and policies of Cefic/ Euro Chlor to let you understand, in accordance with the applicable legislation, how and why we collect and use your personal data. We recommend you read this privacy policy carefully, which is available at /disclaimer.aspx
  • Our cookie policy explains what cookies are and how they are used on our website to optimize your browsing experience and simplify transactions online. Our cookies policy, which is available at /disclaimer.aspx
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • The Cefic, Euro Chlor and Responsible Care logos are trademarks registered by Cefic, in Europe. Therefore, these logos/trademarks are subject of the proprietary rights of Cefic; no rights are being granted.
    Other trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to Cefic, are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).


3  -  Cookies policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how they are used (hereafter the “Cookie Policy”) by the European Chemical Industry Counciland any of its Sector Groups,(hereafter “Cefic”, “Euro Chlor” or “we”). This Cookie Policy applies to all websites operated by Cefic and notably Euro Chlor (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.

Cefic is registered with the Belgian authorities at Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyselaan 4, 1160 Oudergem, Belgium.

1.               General

By using our Website, which contains a clear hyperlink to our Cookie Policy on the home 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 2 676 74 63

E-mail:              eurochlor [at] cefic.be

Post:                [Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyselaan 4, 1160 Oudergem, Belgium], and as of January 1st, 2019: 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


Cookie Name



Pages used

Source Domain

Example Value


Google Analytics cookie recording where visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link they clicked on, what keyword was used, and where they were in the world when they accessed the website

6 months





Google Analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

10 minutes





Google Analytics cookie containing timestamp of session end

End of session + 30 minutes





Google Analytics cookie containing timestamp of session start

End of session





Google Analytics cookie recording number of visits and date of first & last visit






The “__unam” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent.


9 months





This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.


14 days

Home Page





Twitter cookie.  Used to collect information about users browsing behaviour for marketing purposes including digital display and social media advertising.

12 months

Home Page




This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

24 months

Home Page




Used to identify you to Twitter, if you do not have a Twitter account or never accessed the Twitter.com website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.

24 months

Home Page




Twitter cookie, used to collect data

12 months

Home Page




Twitter cookie, used to distinguish users.

24  months

Home Page




YouTube cookie: Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.


Page with YouTube video




YouTube cookie: Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

12 months

Page with YouTube video




YouTube cookie: Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

12 months

Page with YouTube video




YouTube cookie: Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.


Page with YouTube video




YouTube consent cookie

Year 2037/2038


Page with YouTube video




Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.



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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, whilst you are on our Website, facilitate the sharing of content from other websites or audience measurement.

These cookies cannot be used without your prior consent and are therefore to the continued use of our Website.

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.

Third Party


Privacy Policy & consent withdrawal


Sharing of content

See Privacy Policy at:


Consent withdrawal:

http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out or see below under point 6 ‘Managing cookies’.

Google Analytics

Audience management

See Privacy information at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
and: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners

Consent withdrawal:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or see below under ‘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: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Last updated on [28 September 2018] 

This page was last updated on 28 Sep 2018