To make the website of Lhoist work properly, we sometimes place small data files, called cookies, on your device.
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.
First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, our website uses also external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.
The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as language, etc.) for a certain period of time. That way, you don’t have to re-enter this information when browsing around the site during the same visit. Cookies can also be used to establish anonymized statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.
You can find an overview of the cookies used on this website in the following table:
List of cookies used on this website
Also, this data is not shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose. The anonymized statistics could be shared with contractors working on communication projects under contractual agreement with Lhoist.
However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies – via the cookie banner you’ll see on the first page you visit.
Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g., YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Matomo.
To view this third-party content, you first must accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.
Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.
You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).
Last update 28 August 2023