Cookie Policy & Control

Cookie Policy & Control
This page was last updated on 2nd December 2019.  Whenever this policy is changed in a material way, you will be asked to renew your cookie consent.
We, Kingspan Holdings (Ireland) Limited ("Kingspan Group") and each of our affiliates (“Kingspan Affiliate/s”),  through our global website www.kingspan.com, and each of our local sites, use cookies. These cookies help to ensure that our websites are secure and work properly, and if you consent so, it will help us to improve your experience across our websites by, for example, remembering your preference settings or sending you personalised information about our products and services.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They can improve your experience of using a website by, for example, remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs. Most of our cookies only collect anonymous information. However, we or the other companies we use for cookies (listed below), may collect information such as log-in details and IP addresses that in some countries is considered personal data. We take your privacy seriously and would like you to understand how we process this personal data as per our Website Privacy Notice.
You will be able to access other websites from the Kingspan Group and Kingspan Affiliate websites and these websites are not under our control. Please review their cookie and privacy policies when you visit them.
Also, when you use an external account (such as Facebook or Disqus) to log-in to our website, note that any preferences saved (such as remembering log-in details) are saved and further managed by your account provider and this is outside of our control.
What cookies do we use?
We know that understanding cookies, their uses and how these uses affect your online experience can be challenging. We want to make this as simple as possible for you. Below, you will find a summary of the purposes for which we use cookies followed by a complete cookie list.
Type 1: Functionality Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are used for security, or to enable the website to function – without these cookies you will not be able to use our websites.
Functionality cookies that provide website services to enhance your experience and cookies that save your preferences e.g. website language, enquiries or comments you make on our website – these cookies are not necessary for your use of our websites but enabling these cookies can improve your website experience. A full list of functionality cookies is available below.
Type 2: Analytical Cookies (Anonymised)
Cookies that can tell us how (anonymised) users interact with our website, to help us improve. For these cookies, you will allow the companies we use (e.g. Google) to see some personal information e.g. IP address, but Kingspan will not see this information.
If you accept these cookies, we will be able to analyse anonymous interactions such as:
  • the sources from which you access our website,
  • general online behaviour and interactions with our websites e.g. user clicks and number of website visits, and;
  • general user preferences such as popular keyword searches and advert clicks.
Type 3: Analytical Cookies (Personal)
Cookies that allow us to use your personal information to tailor our product and service offering to you based on your interests, needs and interactions.
If you accept these cookies, we will be able to analyse interactions such as:
  • Utilising third party cookies (this means that they are provided by other companies, for example, Google or Facebook) to advertise to you based on your interests and interactions with Kingspan.
What consent options do I have?
Kingspan would like to have your consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device.
Our use of strictly necessary cookies does not require your consent. If you do not agree with the saving of strictly necessary cookies on your device, you should stop browsing our webpages.
If you do not consent to our functionality cookies, some parts of our website may not work as you wish.
Consent for Kingspan's cookies will last for 12 months, after which time we will ask you to renew your cookie consent.
Can I withdraw my consent or manage my cookies?
You can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time, even if you have previously consented. More information about consent withdrawal is provided in our Website Privacy Notice. 
To manage you cookie preferences, please click here. [EM3] 
You can also manage your cookies from your browser settings. You can find more information on how to do this here:  
What is the difference between a 'persistent' and a 'session' cookie?
Persistent Cookie Session Cookie
These cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website. These cookies allow for website operators to link your actions during a browsing session. A browsing session starts when you open your browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. These cookies are created temporarily. Once you close your browser, all cookies are deleted.
 
Type 1: Functionality Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Cookie Purpose Type of Data Persistent / Session
ASP.Net_SessionId
(First Party Cookie)
 
This cookie is used to remember the user's log-in status and identity the user throughout their session. Log-in details Session
.ASPXFORMSAUTH
(First Party Cookie)
This is an essential cookie that stores the user's encrypted authentication ticket when using forms. Authentication details Session
Ks_cp_accept
(First Party Cookie)
This cookie indicates the user has accepted the cookie pop up notice. It prevents the pop up being displayed repeatedly.
 
User action and IP address Persistent
 
 
Functionality Cookies (Enable website tools and saves preferences, enquiries and comments)
Cookie Purpose Type of Data Persistent / Session
CMSPreferredCulture
(First Party Cookie)
This cookie stores data such as website language and other preferences expressly chosen by the user.
 
Your preferences
 
Persistent
Disqus
(Third Party Cookie)
This cookie allows for the addition of comments to news items on our platform and remembers your identity between browsers and visits. Learn more about Disqus cookies. User comments, log-in details and IP address Persistent
Google Maps
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display map functionality on our site. Learn more about Google Maps cookies. No data collected Session
Netop Live Guide
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to collect information about chat sessions performed and user information such as; a user identifier, the user's landing page to the site and the current page the user is on. This data allows us to better assist users with their enquiries. Learn more about Netop Live Guide cookies. Conversations performed, users' log-in details and IP address Persistent
Podbean
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display podcasts on our website. Learn more about Podbean cookies. No data collected Session
Sketchfab
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display interactive 3D content on our website. Learn more about Sketchfab cookies. No data collected Session
Vimeo
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display video content on our website. Learn more about Vimeo cookies. No data collected Session
 
You Tube
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display video content on our website. Learn more about You Tube cookies. No data collected Session
 
Type 2: Analytical Cookies (Anonymised)
Cookies to register sources and links
Cookie Purpose Type of Data Persistent / Session
BIMStore
(Third Party Cookie)
To identify what site you have entered BIMStore from. Learn more about BIMStore cookies.
 
IP address and URL Persistent
NBS National BIM Library
(Third Party Cookie)
To identify what site you have entered NBS National BIM Library from and track your behaviour based on your interactions with the NBS iframe on our website. Learn more about NBS National BIM Library cookies.  IP address, URL and behavioural data Persistent
URLReferrer
(First Party Cookie)
 
This cookie stores the URL from which you have visited the site e.g. typing the website address into Google.
 
IP address and URL Persistent
 
Cookies used to track and measure your activities and interactions on our website
Cookie Purpose Type of Data Persistent / Session
CMSAB<ABtestname>
(First Party Cookie)
This cookie facilitates the practice of serving different versions of the same page to different users and monitors how the versions perform against defined targets. Behavioural data Persistent
Campaign
(First Party Cookie)
 
This cookie indicates which campaign IDs you have looked at on the website or which campaign IDs have brought you to the website, even if you are not logged in. Behavioural data Persistent
CMSBodyClass
(First Party Cookie)
This cookie provides accessibility standards to measure your performance when visiting the website, to assess how the content of the website is displayed. Behavioural data Persistent
CMSNoTestMVT<templateid>
 (First Party Cookie)
This cookie stores certain properties of your browser and context (such as language, device etc.).  It is used for Kingspan to measure and assess what accessibility standards fits users most. Behavioural data Persistent
CMSMVT<mvtestname>
 (First Party Cookie)
This cookie works in a similar way to the AB Test – it facilitates the practice of serving different versions of parts of a page to different users and monitoring how the versions perform against defined targets. Behavioural data Persistent
Crazy Egg
(Third Party Cookie)
To improve site performance by identifying user behaviour on our site such as clicks, page depth and page views. Crazy Egg collects your IP address to identify unique users. Learn more about Crazy Egg cookies.   Behavioural data Persistent
CurrentContact
(First Party Cookie)
A unique identifier for you is stored to track your activities on the website. Behavioural data Persistent
 
Google Adwords
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display relevant website pages based on your keyword search. These cookies allow us to measure the performance of these keyword ads by collecting data such as ad clicks and conversions so we can improve how we advertise. Learn more about Google Adwords cookies.  Behavioural data Persistent
Google Analytics
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to measure how you have interacted with our site such as; page views, clicks, visitor device, country, domain and time on site. Learn more about Google Analytics cookies.  Behavioural data Persistent
Hotjar
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to analyse visitor behaviour, traffic and conduct surveys on our website so we can improve website performance. Learn more about Hotjar cookies.   Behavioural data Persistent
Podbean
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display podcasts on our website and understand user information such as IP address, user preferences and analytical user behaviour data. Learn more about Podbean cookies.  IP address and behavioural data Persistent
Qualtrics
(Third Party Cookie)
This will be used to survey users about their website experience so we can improve our site. Learn more about Qualtrics cookies.  Behavioural data Persistent
Site Improve
(Third Party Cookie)
This cookie is used to help record visitors' use of the website e.g. when the user last visited. This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. Learn more about Site Improve cookies.
 
Behavioural data Persistent
Sketchfab
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display interactive 3D content on our website and understand how users have interacted with the tool on our site. Learn more about Sketchfab cookies.  Behavioural data Persistent
TrackedCampaigns
(First Party Cookie)
 
This cookie stores the IDs for all the campaigns currently being tracked by you. Behavioural data Persistent
Vimeo
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display video content on our website and understand how users have interacted with the tool on our site. Learn more about Vimeo cookies.  Behavioural data Persistent
VisitorStatus
(First Party Cookie)
 
This cookie indicates if you have visited the website before. Behavioural data Persistent
Yandex
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to measure how you have interacted with our site such as your; page views, clicks, visitor device, country, domain and time on site. Learn more about Yandex cookies.  Behavioural data Persistent
You Tube
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display video content on our website and understand how users have interacted with the tool on our site. Learn more about You Tube cookies. Behavioural data Persistent
 
Type 3: Analytical Cookies (Personal)[EM27] 
Cookies used for personalised and targeted marketing activity
Cookie Purpose Type of Data Persistent / Session
Facebook Pixel
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display interest-based ads on your Facebook and Instagram account, if relevant, based on your interactions with our website to help us deliver ads, measure their performance, and make them more relevant to you based on criteria like your activity on Facebook and Instagram and visits to our website. Learn more about Facebook Pixels cookies. IP address, log-in details and behavioural data Persistent
Google Adwords Remarketing
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display interest-based ads on Google and partner Google websites, if relevant, based on your interactions with our website such as remembering your most recent searches, your previous interactions with our ads or search results and your visits to our website. Learn more about Google Adwords Remarketing cookies.  IP address, log-in details and behavioural data Persistent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leed Feeder
(Third Party Cookie)
Leed Feeder will place cookies to identify companies that have visited our website via Google Analytics that are likely to be interested in our products and services so that we can send offers to relevant contacts in that company which we think they will appreciate. Learn more about Leed Feeder cookies.  IP address, URL and behavioural data Persistent
LinkedIn Insight Tag
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display interest-based ads on your LinkedIn account, if relevant, based on your interactions with our website to help us deliver ads, measure their performance, and make them more relevant to you based on criteria like your activity on LinkedIn and visits to our website. Learn more about LinkedIn Insight Tag cookies.  IP address, log-in details and behavioural data Persistent
Pinterest Ads Manager
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display interest-based ads on your Pinterest account, if relevant, based on your interactions with our website to help us deliver ads, measure their performance, and make them more relevant to you based on criteria like your activity on Pinterest and visits to our website. Learn more about Pinterest Ad Manager cookies.  IP address, log-in details and behavioural data Persistent
Twitter Ads Manager
(Third Party Cookie)
Used to display interest-based ads on your Twitter account, if relevant, based on your interactions with our website to help us deliver ads, measure their performance, and make them more relevant to you based on criteria like your activity on Twitter and visits to our website. Learn more about Twitter Ad Manager cookies.  IP address, log-in details and behavioural data Persistent
 
Manage your cookie consent
You can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented in accordance with the above cookie preference options. However, please do remember that if you do not consent to any cookies our website will not work, and if you do not consent to our functionality cookies parts of our website will not work. Consent for Kingspan’s cookies will last for 12 months, after which you will be asked to renew your cookie consent.

The table below explains what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie e.g. "functionality" or "analytical" cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. The difference is that:
  • Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a "persistent cookie" is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
  • Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Kingspan’s strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website. For example, cookies that help us comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe). We would not be able to operate our website without using the "strictly necessary" cookies listed below.
 
Name Purpose Persistent / Session
CMSCookieLevel All Kentico cookies are associated with a level.  The higher the level, the more intrusive the cookie. This cookie stores the level with which the user has indicated they are comfortable, as selected on this page. Persistent
ASP.NET_SessionId
A session is a period of interaction between a user and a website. The session expires when the browser is closed. This cookie is used to ensure the site behaves consistently between page loads in a given session (used for functionality such as a shopping cart which needs to persist for the duration of the user’s session). Without this cookie the site is essentially ‘stateless’ so can’t know two page requests are from the same individual.
Session
ks_cp_accept
This cookie remembers the fact that a visitor has cleared the cookie consent popup notification. It prevents the popup being displayed repeatedly.
Persistent

 
Kingspan's functionality  cookies

Functionality cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details). They also enable enhanced, more personal features, e.g. such as remembering your preferred language on multi-lingual websites.

Information collected by "functionality" cookies may or may not be anonymised, but they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. 
 
Name Purpose Persistent / Session
.ASPXFORMSAUTH If a user is logged in to the website this cookie is used to remember, in a secure way, their log-in status and identity, throughout the session.  In essence this does the same as the ASP.NET_SessionId cookie, but with that extra element of identification.
 
Session 
CMSPreferredCulture Stores the visitor's preferred content culture. On multi-lingual websites this cookie ensures a language selected by a user becomes their default for future visits.
 
Persistent
Kingspan's analytical cookies

Analytics cookies records information about, amongst other things, the webpages you have visited on our site, how long you have spent on our site and the frequency with which you visit our site.

Information collected by "analytical" cookies may or may not be anonymised, but they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. 
 
Name Purpose Persistent / Session
VisitorStatus This cookie indicates if the user  has visited the website before. Used for tracking the visitor statistic in Web analytics.
 
Persistent
Campaign If the individual has arrived on the site as part of a campaign configured in Kentico, this cookie stores the campaign ID so interactions can be associated as part of that campaign monitoring.
 
Persistent
TrackedCampaigns This cookie stores the IDs of all campaigns currently being tracked for this user (refer to Campaign cookie for more info).
 
Persistent
UrlReferrer This cookie stores the URL from which this this visitor arrived at the site.
 
Persistent
CurrentContact This cookie stores a unique identifier for the current visitor, used to track activities on the website. The identifier is associated with a database record which can be used to store any personal information submitted by the website.
 
Persistent
CMSAB<ABtestname> AB tests are a practice of serving different versions of the same page to different users and monitoring how the versions perform against defined targets. This cookie is used to track the results for any AB tests being run on pages the user has visited. This will also ensure page content is consistent for the visitor (i.e. they’re not served different versions of the AB test page on different visits).
 
Persistent
CMSMVT<mvtestname> This cookie is similar to CMSAB<ABtestname> but used for multivariate testing (where parts of the page have different versions as opposed to the entire page).
 
Persistent
CMSNoTestMVT<templateid> This cookie stores certain properties of the user’s browser and context (such as language, device etc.).  It is used in providing accessibility standards.
 
Persistent
CMSBodyClass This cookie provides accessibility standards.
 
Persistent

 
Third Party Cookies

We embed third party functionality into our website:
  • Google Analytics is used to analyse traffic on our website;
  • YouTube is used to play video content on our website;
  • Google Maps is used to provide map functionality on our website;
  • Disqus is used to provide commenting and other community features;
  • Vimeo is used to play video content on our website;
  • Qualtrics is used to collect and analyse surveyed data for market research;
  • Google Adwords is used to analyse and optimise advertising from other sources;
  • LinkedIn Insight Tag is used to measure conversion tracking from LinkedIn;
  • Crazy Egg is used to track website visitor behaviour on our website;
  • Hotjar is used to track visitor behaviour, analyse traffic and conduct surveys on our
    website;
  • Yandex is used to analyse traffic on our website;
  • NBS National BIM Library is used to display BIM object from the NBS National BIM
    Library;
  • BIMStore is used to display BIM objects from BIMStore; and,
  • Netop Live Guide is an online chat service used to support website users.
These third parties may set functionality and analytical cookies on the Kingspan website which are necessary or useful to make their services work on the Kingspan website.  These cookies are set by the third parties; Kingspan only allows them to do so by including their services in the Website. However, the data controllers of the personal data, to the extent personal data is collected by those cookies, are those third parties. Google/YouTube does not allow users to set cookie preferences.  See https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/. You can change your third party cookie preferences by setting your browser settings in a way that you are informed if cookies are downloaded on to your computer or mobile device and that you are able to decide on: the acceptance of certain cookies in certain cases; a general acceptance; or rejection. Please be aware that in case of a rejection of third party cookies, the functionality of the third party services on our website may be impaired for you.

Our Privacy Notice

Most cookies may constitute personal information. Our Website Privacy Notice contains more information on how we may use, handle and disclose your personal information, how you can access your personal information and request the correction of your personal information, how you can complain about a breach of the law and how we will deal with that complaint.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our cookie policy or our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information (if any) collected through our cookies, please contact us at admin@kingspan.com or on +353 (0) 42 969 8000.