The purpose of this cookies policy is to provide you with information about the characteristics and purpose of cookies used by us, as well as how to restrict them while browsing if you wish.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file placed on your device by websites you visit. Cookies are mostly used to allow websites to function, or to function more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners. Above all, cookies allow identification of your device.

Use of cookies

Aggregate Industries uses cookies for many different reasons. Generally, there are two main categories of cookies:

  • Functional cookies respond to technical requirements. They are required for an effective and secure connection to a website
  • Performance cookies improve browsing by recording some of your preferences for easier, faster and more user-friendly browsing. These cookies are also used for statistical purposes.

These cookies may have a different source, function and lifespan.

  • Direct cookies refer to cookies placed by Aggregate Industries when visiting its website which can only be read by the Aggregate Industries site
  • Indirect cookies refer to cookies placed by third parties when visiting the website, for example cookies placed by social media sites
  • Functional cookies ensure that the website works correctly (e.g. login, registration and language preference cookies) or make it possible to supply services explicitly requested by web-users. Functional cookies are direct cookies
  • Performance cookies are placed on the website for statistical, social and commercial purposes or in order to create a general user profile. Performance cookies can be direct or indirect
    • Cookies placed for statistical purposes provide information about the pages visited on the website and the location of the computer (Google Analytics etc.)
    • Cookies placed for social purposes allow web-users to share the content of the website visited on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Permanent cookies remain on your hard drive for a pre-determined time or until you delete them
  • Session cookies (or temporary cookies) simplify your actions during a browsing session. All session cookies are deleted once you close your browser. Session cookies are generally functional.

What type of cookies does the Aggregate Industries website use?

Aggregate Industries is always looking for new ways to improve its website and improve the service it offers you. Aggregate Industries uses cookies to improve the use and functionality of its website and to gain a better understanding of how you use it.

Functional cookies

Aggregate Industries uses functional cookies, required for the proper functioning of its website and which do not identify you personally. Cookies make the site's functioning more user-friendly and offer you a more personalised online experience.

Performance cookies

Aggregate Industries uses performance cookies to collect information about your use of the website in order to improve the content and increase its ease of use.

The following cookies may be placed on your machine whilst visiting the Aggregate Industries website:

Cookie nameSourcePurpose and type of cookieExpiration
_gaGoogle AnalyticsStatistical cookie2 years
_gatGoogle AnalyticsStatistical cookie10 minutes
_gidGoogle AnalyticsStatistical cookie24 hours
AMP_TOKENGoogle AnalyticsStatistical cookie30 seconds to 1 year
_gtm_GTM-MXBNTLMGoogle Tag ManagerUsed to help identify the visitor by information held in Google Tag Manager1 minute
_dcDoubleClicUsed to help identify the visitor by information held in DoubleClic1 minute
has_jsAggregate.comCookie indicating whether the user has accepted or rejected javascript technologyAt the end of session
ReadSpeakerSettingsReadSpeakerCookie indecating whether the user has customised the Readspeaker functionality1 year
cookie-agreedAggregate.comCookie indicating the user read and close of the cookie policy banner3 months
LAFARGEHOLCIM_COM_SPLASHAggregate.comCookie indicating whether the user has accepted or rejected display of a pop-up on the launch page1 year
_atuvcAddthisCookies from Adthis share tool2 years
SESS<property-omnimap-id>OmnimapCookies from Omnimap tool for location requested23 days

Cookies from social networks allow you to share our site's content and your opinion on it with others, e.g. "Share" and "Like" application buttons, from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. The social network which supplies these application buttons can identify you using this button, even if you have not clicked on it while browsing our site. This is because some cookies allow the social network concerned to track your browsing of our site if the social network is activated on your device while browsing our site.

We have no control over the processes used by social networks to collect information about your browsing of our website. Please check the relevant social networks' personal data protection policies. These give you certain confidentiality options in relation to social networks, particularly by configuring your account settings with each network.

The length of time third-party cookies, such as cookies from social networks, are retained can be amended at any time before Aggregate Industries receives the information. Once Aggregate Industries has been informed, changes to duration will be indicated within this policy.

Updates to the cookies policy

We reserve the right to make any changes to this policy, particularly in response to legislative requirements.

Personal data protection rights

Some of the cookies used by Aggregate Industries and described above allow the collection of personal data. Aggregate Industries is responsible for processing this personal data. This data is vital for each cookie to correctly carry out its function.

It is only used by the relevant departments within Aggregate Industries and its service providers, where applicable. Aggregate Industries particularly uses the Google Analytics service from Google Inc ("Google") for statistical purposes. In the context of this service, the data collected via Google Analytics cookies (connection data and browsing data) is transmitted and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. Google entities are registered under the Privacy Shield to help ensure an adequate level of data protection.

You also have the right to request that we provide you with a copy of that data. To obtain a copy, please write with full details to: General Counsel, Aggregate Industries UK Limited, Bardon Hill, Bardon Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, England, LE67 1TL



Managing cookies

All web browsers allow you to restrict cookie behaviour or deactivate them. You can use your browser to view the cookies present on your computer, and delete them individually or all at once. 

If you have blocked all or some cookies, it is possible that the website will no longer function correctly or that you will not have access to some parts of the site, for which we cannot be held liable. Below are instructions on how to block and/or delete cookies for the commonest browsers.