Ardagh group cookie policy

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device, when you visit Ardagh’s website. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

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. Please note that cookies are browser specific, therefore, if you use Internet Explorer and accept a language cookie for example, Google Chrome will not recognise the language and associated cookie.

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.

You will be notified where cookies are used on our website by a clear banner.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies based on the type of cookie. Please note that cookies which are classified as “strictly necessary” are required for the functioning of the website. For any other categories of cookies, you can customise your preferences based on the category (for further details please see our Cookie Management Centre) However note that declining some cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies we use

Cookie Name Type Purpose More Information

Matomo Analytics


Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Matomo Analytics Privacy Policy

Google recaptcha


Strictly necessary cookiess

reCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that helps protect websites from spam and abuse. A “CAPTCHA” is a turing test to tell human and bots apart. It is easy for humans to solve, but hard for “bots” and other malicious software to figure out.


PHP Session ID


Strictly necessary cookies

Stores the ID for the current session on your computer. Needed for the site to function correctly.

Language Preference


Strictly necessary cookies

This cookie stores what language you have chosen to view the site in, it is required for the site to function properly.



Performance cookies

Stores user information that is created when a user first visits a site and updated on subsequent visits. It is used to identify users and track the users activity across a domain. This cookie stores a unique identifier for each user, a unique identifier for the users current session, the number of visits a user has made to the site, the timestamp of the users first visit, the timestamp of their previous visit and the timestamp of their current visit.

Cookies Tracker

Performance cookies

Used to identify if the user is in an active session on a site or if this is a new session for a user (i.e. cookie doesn’t exist or has expired)


Performance cookies

Stores a server-side collector generated unique identifier for a user that is sent with all subsequent tracking event events. Can be used as a first party cookie is the collector is on the same domain as the site. Can be disabled by setting collector.cookie.enabled to false (See here for more information).

Youtube (Google)


Advertising/targeting cookies

These cookies collect information about users’ identity, preferences, and activity and interactions with embedded content, which informs ad delivery and re-targeting.

Google Privacy Policy

Managing your cookie settings

When visiting our website, we will ask you for your consent to place the cookies on your device. We also provide the option to customize your browser settings to the Website. By checking the [Manage preferences] button, you can choose which cookies you want to activate and which you want to deactivate.

Furthermore, your web browser may provide you with some options regarding cookies. For more detailed information about how to disable or administer your cookie settings in your web browser, please refer to the following sites (depending on which browser you are using):

You can withdraw your consent to allow for cookies, change your browser settings, and delete the cookies already stored on your computer at any time. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies, you may not be able to utilize all the features of the services provided on our website.

What if I have questions?

If after reading this Cookie Policy, you have any additional questions please contact [email protected].

Modifications to this Cookie Policy

We retain the right to change this Cookie Policy at any time. Any changes to this Cookie Policy will be effective immediately upon notice, by posting the latest version on our website.

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