Privacy, GDPR & Cookie Policy

May 2018


Essentra plc and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with the Terms of the website use and other documents referred to in them) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

This Web Site is owned and operated by or on behalf of Essentra plc (“We”, “Us” and “Our”, as appropriate in the context).

We will not collect any personal information about you without your consent. We may invite you to provide Us with personal information in order to provide you with services such as enquiry response, e-mail newsletters, invitation to events, and information updates. In order to deliver such services, We will need to process and store your personal information and may need to transfer it for such processing outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Please note that countries outside the EEA may not have the same level of protection as countries within the EEA.

By submitting your personal information on this Web Site, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with such services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information.

In order to protect your privacy, We take appropriate security measures in the storage and disclosure of personal information so as to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. We endeavour to ensure that any party to which we transfer information has similar security measures. However, the Internet is not a totally secure medium and you acknowledge and agree that We shall not be responsible for any unauthorised use, distribution, damage or destruction of personal data, except to the extent We are required to accept such responsibility by law. Our responsibilities and your rights may vary according to local laws.

In the event that We transfer the business which provides products and services to you to another supplier, you also agree that your data may be transferred to that supplier.

If you do not agree with this privacy policy you should not submit your personal information on this Web Site.


Essentra is a data controller and in some instances a data processor that takes the privacy and security of individuals and their personal data very seriously. In seeking to ensure continuing compliance with new and extended requirements set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Company is developing additional measures and implementing operational changes to further protect and secure the personal data we process.  

We have in place a GDPR project plan that aligns itself with the Information Commissioners Office’s action plan. The plan understands our obligations through analysing the GDPR requirements. Our dedicated resource is driving the journey towards GDPR compliance across the Group. Some of our ongoing initiatives are: 

Classifying Personal Data – We have identified the personal datasets processed by us and are documenting the various sources of data leading up to our GDPR implementation. 

Training & Awareness - We are fully aware that continuous employee awareness and understanding is vital to the continued compliance of the GDPR programme and have implemented an employee training program that will form part of our induction and annual training program.  

Review of consent - We have reviewed our existing marketing practices, and associated consents, to ensure that these are transparent, fair and GDPR-ready. 

Providing transparency
 - One of the most important aspects of GDPR is accountability and how we collect and use personal data. Essentra has ways to ensure that we can provide better transparency to ensure individuals can enforce their data privacy rights, we will be updating our website(s) privacy notice to reflect this. 

Security - Data privacy and data security are two sides of the same coin. As other businesses tighten their data security measures, we are also doing the same by streamlining processes, updating IT policies and procedures that provide end-to-end security from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures in development.   

International data transfers - We will continue to ensure our contractual commitments to meet the requirements to validly transfer personal data from the EU to the rest of the world under applicable law. 

It is important to recognise that compliance is a shared responsibility and all organisations will need to adapt business processes and data management practices accordingly. Our internal cross functional team will continue to monitor our GDPR compliance programme. 

From time to time, we reserve the right to revise this Statement with additional information relating to further developments concerning our GDPR compliance programme. 

If you would like further information or have any questions concerning this statement, please contact Gladys Ombu, Group Head of Privacy and Data Protection Officer via


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How to control and delete cookies

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Cookies used by this website

This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for:


Table of cookies used on this site for Analytics 
Name Duration Explanation
__ga 2 years This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate our use of our website and compile reports on user activity.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

__gat 10 mins
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE 10 years This cookie is used for analytics purposes to help us identify repeated visits by a single user.
SC_EXPVIEW   This analytics cookie is provided by Sitecore. It stores wether or not the Sitecore Experience View Mode is enabled. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the website.
aether 30 mins We use Gaia Insight to enable us to understand how visitors interact with this site particularly the paths visitors take through the site. This data is used to help understand how visitors interact with the site and the way in which they navigate through it. Your IP address and other personally identifiable data is not associated with any other data held by Gaia Insight.
is_returning 5 years We use Crazy Egg to see how visitors interact with areas of a page. No personally identifiable data is captured during this process.

Visitor preference, rendering browser specific features

Table of cookies used on this site for Visitor preference, rendering browser specific features
Name Duration Explanation
ASP.NET_Sessionid session This cookie is set by ASP.NET itself to store session data. This cookie will be deleted when the sessions end. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the Website.
seen_cookie_message 1 year We use this cookie to determine when the cookie disclaimer message has been closed in order that it is not then shown on subsequent visits.