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Cookie Policy

Like many companies, CW Research Limited (we, us and our) uses cookies on our websites www.chemicalwatch.com and www.chemsafetypro.com (our websites) to collect information that allows our websites to work and to help us to enhance your online experience, discover how you use our website, measure the effectiveness of our web pages and understand what information is most useful to visitors.
This Cookie Policy explains what types of cookies are used on our websites and the purposes for which we use them. Our Privacy Policy provides further information about how we protect and use your information which we collect when you use our websites. You should read the Privacy Policy alongside this Cookie Policy.
We may periodically update the cookies we use and this Cookie Policy. If we do, you will be notified when you next visit our websites and you will be able to view the new Cookie Policy. You can also revisit this page at any time if you wish to keep yourself informed.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a text file containing information which is downloaded to your desktop or laptop computer, tablet or mobile device when you visit our websites. Cookies are useful because they allow our websites to recognise your device. Cookies are then sent back to our website each time you visit, enabling our site to ‘remember’ you or your device. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites.
When we refer to cookies throughout this Cookie Policy, we intend to cover all similar technologies, including web beacons and log files.

The type of cookies we use

The length of time cookies are stored on your device can vary, but they generally fall into two categories: session or persistent cookies.
  • SESSION COOKIES - session cookies are cookies which expire when you close your internet browser. We use session cookies [to assign and store a session ID to you so that you can move uninterrupted between the areas of our websites.]
  • PERSISTENT COOKIES - persistent cookies are cookies which are stored on your computer for longer periods of time e.g. for 24 hours, a week, or several years, depending on the function they’re helping to perform. We use these [to help us understand visitor patterns and interactions with our content.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

The cookies we use on our sites

Cookies are used on our websites by us and some of the service providers we use to deliver part of the functionality available on our websites to you.
The table below sets out which cookies are used and by which service provider.
Cookie NameService ProviderInformation CollectedPurposeTypeExpires
_gaGoogle AnalyticsHow often you visit our site, the pages visited, your click-through on our site, total time spent on our site, the site you visited before our site, and whether you have visited our site before.To estimate our audience size and usage pattern, and to look at customer trends.Persistent2 Years
_ga, googtrans, OTZGoogle TranslateUsers translation preference and general information for analytics.To remember users translation language preferences to improve their experience and gather information for Google Analytics.Persistent2 Years
APISID, __gadsGoogle AdsTo measure interactions with the ads and prevent the same ads from being shown to users too many times and general information for analytics.AdSense uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what's relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.Persistent2 Years
RChemical Watch None"Remember me" function - recognises the visitor as logged in on subsequent visits without requiring re-entry of a username/passwordPersistent60 days
JSESSIONIDChemical Watch When logged in, information about usage of the site, such as login date/time, pages visited, access credits used.Identifies a browser session (visit)Session1 hour after no activity when logged in, 5 mins when not logged in
sessionCookieSetChemical Watch NoneHelps determine whether a visitor is likely to be a human or a web bot such as a search engine crawler.SessionSession
fcfstartChemical Watch NoneSets start of free article metering period.Persistent1 Month
fcfcountChemical Watch NoneSets free article count.Persistent1 Month
dcChemical Watch NoneEnables access by delegates to certain event content.Persistent1 Week
jwtChemical WatchNoneMechanism for API authentication.Persistent1 Week
accessUserChemical WatchUsers membership type.Facilitate correct access levels to the varying types of website content.SessionSession
userChemical WatchUsers unique numeric identifier.Record page changes or item or data selection from the user is remembered from page to page.SessionSession
secretChemical WatchUsers numeric identifier.Record page changes or item or data selection from the user is remembered from page to page.SessionSession
chemicalWatchCookieAcceptChemical Watch"true" or "false" based on users acceptance via button press within cookie consent banner.In compliance with GDPR legislation, we obtain user consent frmo visitors in order to store cookies.Persistent1 Year
paywallChemical WatchNumber of metered content views, the ID's of the content the user has visited, the date the metering period begun and the date the metering period ends.Facillitating the core functionality required for the metered paywall / flexible sampling. Allowing for users accessing the site from Google search to be able to access a designated number of content items for free.Persistent1 Year
ajs_user_id, ajs_group_id, ajs_anonymous_idChemical WatchHow often you visit our site, the pages visited, your click-through on our site, total time spent on our site, the site you visited before our site, and whether you have visited our site before.To track usage and events and the amount of people that visit the site and track whether they've visited before.Persistent1 Year
_fbp, _gid, hubstoptutk, ajs_anonymous_id, ajs_group_id, _gcl_au, _hstc, ajs_user_id, _hssc, _hssrc, _gaCaliberMindHow often you visit our site, the pages visited, your click-through on our site, total time spent on our site, the site you visited before our site, and whether you have visited our site before.To deliver insights to our customer data platform "CaliberMind". Persistent2 Years
intercom-id-bnu3q0l9IntercomNoneAllow interaction with Intercom Messenger on domains widget.intercom.io and api-iam.intercom.io. Anonymous visitor identifier cookie. As people visit your site they get this cookie.Persistent9 Months
intercom-session-bnu3q0l9IntercomNoneAllow interaction with Intercom Messenger on domains widget.intercom.io and api-iam.intercom.io. Identifier for each unique browser session. The user can access their conversations and have data communicated on logged out pages for 1 week, as long as the session isn't intentionally terminated with `Intercom('shutdown');`, which usually happens on logout.Persistent1 Week (from each log-in)
ubpbUnbouncePage variant.For A/B testing and keeps your visitor from seeing different variants of your page if they were to refresh their browser.Persistent1 Year
ubvs, ubrsUnbounceUsers unique identifier.Tracks your traffic as unique visitors to the page. It determines whether or not your page visitor has been to that particular page before so your page’s stats do not get warped by return visits.Persistent1 Year

How to manage cookies

We will only set cookies on your device if you have provided consent.
You may refuse to accept cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. This allows you to block some or all cookies. However, if you block all cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts or functions of our websites.
If you wish to restrict or block the use of cookies from our sites or others, the Help function within your browser will guide you through the process. The website www.aboutcookies.org also contains additional detailed guidance on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our use of cookies, or if you want to exercise any of your data protection rights, you can websites contact us.