In some cases, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies described herein to collect personal information, or to collect information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. 

Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, LyondellBasell) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services. 

We may also use other technologies similar to cookies, such as web beacons. These are tiny graphic files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited the Website or opened an email we have sent them. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their function.

Why do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

We use first party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “strictly necessary” or “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to the Website, and we refer to these as “performance” or “functional” cookies. Lastly, third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes.  

For more detailed information on which cookies we use, click here.

Cookies are very important to help us make online services easier to use, to monitor the use of the Website and to help us improve services to you. Specifically, we may use certain cookies for security purposes, to tell us whether you have visited the Website before, to remember your language preferences, and to personalize your experience on the Website. Cookies also allow us to collect technical and navigational information, such as computer and connection information, browser type and version, operating system and platform details and the time of accessing the website. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a website.

Can you manage your cookies?

Yes, you have the ability to manage your cookie preferences.The information in this Cookie statement is provided to you in an open and transparent way, so that you can see how cookies are used to enrich your visitor experience and make an informed choice to allow their usage. However, if you wish to control and remove cookies, this can be done by clicking on the “Manage Cookie Preference” button below or via settings in your web browser. Most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which allows you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) to disable existing cookies; or (iii) to set your browser to automatically reject any cookies. However, please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of a website. Many of the interactive functions offered by websites are dependent on cookies and disabling or blocking cookies can prevent these services from working or reduce their usefulness.