Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that we, and in certain circumstances third parties, place on your browser when you visit our websites. Cookies help us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

Cookies and personal information

A cookie itself contains no personal data and does not collect any personal data. Cookies can store user settings and other information.

How we use cookies?

Information about you may be collected through the use of cookies when you use the ESSMA website and/or selected third party sites.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Third Party Cookies

When you use our website, you may be sent third party cookies. We have no control over these cookies. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with their privacy policies to understand how the information they collect through cookies is used.


We use performance type cookies such as Google Analytics (_ga) to better understand how visitors use our sites, for example, which pages are viewed, how long customers spend visiting a particular page and how often they return to visit our sites. This information assists our marketing and sales teams to understand which of our pages are performing well and which pages require improvement.


Youtube cookies determine which version of the homepage you use as well as storing user preferences and information when viewing the page.


Joomla provides the platform for the content of our site. Joomla uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters.

Cookie Notice Popup Cookie

Our website also uses a cookie to note that you have seen our Cookie Notice popup (the banner that pops up when you first access our website, informing you of our use of cookies). The cookie prevents the popup from showing each time you load a page of our website. This cookie is persistent and expires after 30 days.

Other third parties may from time to time use cookies on our websites, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These are used to recognise repeat visitors to the ESSMA website and customise the visitor experience. They may also be used in conjunction with other information we or our third party partners hold to attempt to record specific browsing information (for example, regarding the way visitors arrive at the ESSMA website, pages viewed, options selected, information entered and the path taken through the ESSMA website).

How to manage or refuse cookies

You can adjust the settings of your browser to either reject all cookies or to alert you when a cookie is sent. However, some functions or services on the site may not be available or may not run properly without cookies.

The procedure for modifying your cookie preferences is different for each internet browser.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

In Google Chrome click on the spanner icon, click “Settings” “Show advanced settings” In the “Privacy” section click the “Content settings” button.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.