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Cookie Policy

Introduction and acknowledgment

FMC Chemicals Proprietary Limited, a division of FMC Corporation ("FMC", "we", "us" or the "Company") operates the Website ("Website") on which this cookie policy (“Policy”) is displayed. This Policy discusses how we use cookies, in combination with pixels, local storage objects, and similar devices (collectively “cookies”, unless otherwise noted) and the choices you have and should be read together with the Privacy Statement located at [https://ag.fmc.com/za/en/privacy-policy] as the use of cookies may also relate to your Personal Information, as defined in this Policy. This Notice includes the following:

How We Use Cookies

Types of Cookies We Use and Why

How to Manage Your Cookies

Additional Information About Advertising and Analytics

Contact Us

Cookie List

How We Use Cookies

Our Website uses technologies that enhance user friendliness and engagement, to keep the Website operating as smoothly as possible and to provide web services and functionalities for each visitor. Examples of these technologies are cookies, pixel tags, local storage objects and scripts.

We may use cookies for a variety of purposes. For example, to calculate web statistics, or improve your experience when you visit our Website.

As your privacy is important to us, we would like to inform you in more detail about which cookies are used on our Website and how you can manage your cookie preferences. Most cookies do not store personal information. For this purpose, personal information means any information of a personal nature by which you can be identified as an individual, such as your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, home country, postal code, date of birth, gender, age, payment and/or financial details ("Personal Information"). However, from time to time, cookies may contain information relating to a person who can be identified, either alone or in combination with other information available to us such as your IP address. Please read this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Statement available at [https://ag.fmc.com/za/en/privacy-policy] carefully for details about why we use cookies and the information they collect from and about you. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy as read with our Privacy Statement, please do not use the Website.

Types of Cookies We Use and Why

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of the device you use when visiting our Websites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will block cookies, our system will issue cookies on your browser as soon as you visit the Websites.

There are different types of cookies with different functionalities that are commonly used:

First and third-party cookies

The difference between a first party cookie and a third-party cookie relates to who places the cookie on your device.

First-party cookies are those set by a Website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by our Website domain, for example https://ag.fmc.com/za/en/).

Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Website being visited by the user. If a user visits a Website and another entity sets a cookie through that Website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies

These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies

These cookies allow Website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

What Cookies Do We Use and Why?

Generally the website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the website and also allows us to improve it.

The cookies we may use on the website may be categorized as follows:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

Some cookies may fulfill more than one of these purposes. Your Personal Information which is processed by using the strictly necessary, performance, functionality or targeting cookies are stored until you delete the cookies or automatically 13 months after you first accepted the cookie.

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services. The strictly necessary cookies are identified as such in our Cookie List. The legal basis for the use of these cookies is either the performance of a contract or our legitimate interests, which are listed below:

  • Identify you as being logged in to the website and to authenticate you
  • Make sure you connect to the right service on the Website when we make any changes to the way it works
  • For security purposes

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Website, so if you prevent these cookies we can't guarantee how the Website or the security on the Website will perform during your visit.

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use the Website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any Personal Information and are only used to help us improve how the Website works, understand the interests of our users and measure the effectiveness of our advertising. We may use performance cookies for such purposes as:

 ●      Carrying out web analytics: provide statistics on how the Website is used.

●      Performing affiliate tracking: provide feedback to affiliated entities that one of our visitors also visited their site.

●      Obtain data on the number of users of the Website that have viewed a product or service.

●      Help us improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur.

●      Test different designs for the Website.

Some of these cookies may be managed for us by third parties.

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. The strictly functionality cookies are identified as such in our Cookie List. The legal basis for the use of these cookies is either the performance of a contract or our legitimate interests, which are listed below:

We may use functionality cookies for such purposes as:

●      Remembering settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colors.

●      Remembering if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey.

●      Remembering if you have engaged with a particular component or list on the Website so that it won't repeat.

●      Showing you when you're logged in to the Website.

●      To provide and show embedded video content.

Some of these cookies may be managed for us by third parties.

'Targeting’ cookies are used to track your visit to the Website, as well other Websites, apps and online services, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which allows us to display targeted ads to you on the Website. The legal basis for the use of our targeting cookies is your consent.

We may use targeting cookies for such purposes as:

●      Displaying targeted ads within the Website.

●      To improve how we deliver personalized ads and content, and to measure the success of ad campaigns on the Website.

Some of these cookies may be managed for us by third parties.

For additional information on which cookies we use on our Websites please see below and our Cookie List.

How to Manage Your Cookies

If you do not want our Website to store cookies on your device, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings, which means that you can adjust your settings so that your browser refuses most of our cookies or only certain cookies from third parties. You can also withdraw your consent to cookies by deleting the cookies that have already been stored on your device.

Please be aware that if you do not want to accept any cookies and change your browser settings accordingly, we cannot guarantee that our Website will function properly. This means that you may not be able to use all the features of this Website to the fullest extent possible or that you will even be unable to view certain parts of the Website.

Please note that you will have to change your settings for each browser and device you use. Moreover, such methods will not work with respect to certain non-cookie online tracking technologies.

The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser but are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. If necessary, you may use the help function on your browser or maybe clicking on one of the links below to go directly to the cookie settings for your browser would be helpful.

·       Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

·       Cookie settings in Mozilla Firefox

·       Cookie settings in Google Chrome

·       Cookie settings in Safari

·       Cookie settings in Opera

Additional Information About Advertising and Analytics

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. You can also use www.ghostery.com to accept or refuse each cookie used on our Website.

Additional Information About Advertising and Analytics 

Web  Statistics Cookies:

We use web statistics cookies to determine which parts of our Website interest our visitors. This enables us to make the structure, navigation, and content of our Website as user friendly as possible for you. These cookies are used to (i) keep track of the number of visitors to our web pages; (ii) keep track of the amount of time each user spends on our web pages; (iii) determine the order in which a visitor visits the various pages of our Website; (iv) assess which parts of the Website need to be changed; and (v) optimize the Website. 

Google Analytics:

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to collect, monitor and analyze information in order to improve functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor the Services to our visitors' needs. Accordingly, usage data like your IP address is shared with Google, which has its own privacy policy addressing how it handles such information and any choices you may have about the collection and use of information. Google will use this information on behalf of FMC to evaluate your use of the Website, to compile reports on Website activity and to provide other services related to Website activity and internet usage to us.

Please note that on the Website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google Analytics' help page and Google's privacy policy. Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found here.

Analytics Opt Out

Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on; if you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

Google Advertising:

As noted on our Cookie List, we send you targeted ads, based on location and activities on our Websites. We also participate in third-party ad networks including Google Ads and allow Google to use cookies, pixel tags and other tracking technologies on our Websites to collect usage information and display targeted ads; Google may be able to associate the information they collect with other information they have about you from other sources. You can select your advertising preferences with regards to Google advertising here.

Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager to efficiently manage our Google and third-party analytics and marketing tags.  You can learn more about the Google Tag Manager here.

Social Media Cookies

Our Website may integrate certain third-party cookies, pixels and/or plug-ins (such as Facebook Connect and Twitter Pixel). These cookies may collect information about you, such as your IP address and the pages that you view. These cookies are governed by the privacy policy of the third party providing them.

You can access Facebook's privacy policy here and Twitter's privacy policy here.

Connected Devices

We or our third-party service providers also may use collected information to establish connections among related web browsers and devices (such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and TVs) for targeted advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. These third parties may match your browsers or devices if you log into the same online service on multiple devices or if your devices share similar attributes that support an inference that they are used by the same person or household. This means that information about your activity on Website or apps on your current browser or device may be combined with information collected from your other browsers or devices.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the cookies used on our Website, please email [email protected].

Policy Updates

We may change this cookie policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post the updated version of the policy on our Website or otherwise notify you. We encourage you to check the Website periodically to be informed about any changes.

Last Updated May 2020

Cookie List

The following cookies operate on our website:

 

 

Name of cookie

Type

Purposes

Data collected

Expiry 

Google Analytics:

_ga - Google Analy cookie.

Performance/ Functionality

Used to help analyze which pages visitors viewed on our Website and how they engage with our website.

IP address

 2 years

_gid - Google Analytics cookie

Performance

Used to collect internal metrics about user activity to improve the user experience.

IP address

1 day

XSRF-TOKEN

Strictly Necessary

Used to enhance security of our services and prevent repeated attempts at intrusions of our services.

None, temporary

Session

Session Id

 

Strictly Necessary

Used in combination with browser id to authenticate your identity to FMC and for geolocation to provide the crop and product information relevant to the user’s location.

Assigns a random number

Session

gat_gtag_UA_*_*

Functionality / Performance

Google Analytics cookie. Used to distinguish users.

User to collect metrics that are determined on a user level.

Session

Google Tag Manager

Functionality

Used to consolidate and deploy advertising and analytics tags.

Standard HTTP request logs

14 days after being received

Google Doubleclick

Targeting

Used for targeted advertising, cross device linking and ad performance.

IP address of user WiFi network, placemetn and ad ID, referral URL

18 months or until personal browser cookie deletion. Data can be requested and deleted here

Google Adwords

Targeting

Used for targeted advertising, cross device linking and ad performance linked to Website statistics.

User geolocation, adgroup and ad, keyword used to trigger ad, and Website statistics.

18 months or until personal browser cookie deletion. Data can be requested and deleted here.

cookie-agreed

Strictly Necessary

Used to acknowledge consent of cookie usage.

Value indicating the state of acceptance

Four weeks

Facebook Connect

Targeting

Used for social media plugin. Shares website statistics with Facebook, connects Website analytics and behavior to Facebook User profile

HTTP header info, button click data, pixel-specific data – Pixel ID, event behavior (if applicable).

Forever, or until deletion is requested (see here).

Instagram

Targeting

Used for Social plugin, shares Website statistics with Instagram, connects Website analytics and behavior to Instagram User profile.

HTTP header info, button click data, pixel-specific data – Pixel ID, event behavior (if applicable).

Forever, or until deletion is requested.