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Privacy Policy

This statement should be read in conjunction with our website Terms and Conditions of Use


You do not have to give us any information to use this website. However, if you wish to subscribe, obtain greater functionality or apply for a job, we need certain information from you.

Information we may collect from you and its use

Croda owns the database right in the information collected on this website. We do not sell, share or transfer this information except as set out in this statement. We use the information to improve our services to you and this website. As a company with offices situated throughout the world, it will from time to time be necessary to pass your information between our overseas offices and our affiliated businesses.

If you apply for a job or summer placement online you will need to provide certain information, for example about your education, employment, racial background and state of health. Your application will constitute your express consent to our use of this information to assess your application and to allow us to carry out the monitoring activities required of us as an equal opportunities employer.


A cookie is a small file which is stored by your browser containing information about how you use our site. The information below explains the cookies we use on our website and why we use them.

Change Cookie Settings

We use cookies to help provide you with the best possible experience on our website. In order to do this we require your consent that we can store and access cookies on your device.

Cookies for services

We set cookies so that you don’t have to repeatedly input basic information such as filling in your name and email address, ordering samples, registering for events or what was your choice of website language.

Name Typical content Expires
TestCookie Used to check if your device accepts cookies 1000 minutes
ASP To provide additional protection when you are required to sign in 120 minutes
crodSampRequest Used to remember shipping address for sample requests 1 years
crodSeminar_ Randomly generated number 2 months
CRD_Remember_ Used to remember user options between forms and identifies the user by 32 character guid. 60 days
cookieLanguage Used to remember users choice of language.  Could be various versions from different Croda sites eg cookieLanguage147 6 months


Cookies for ASP.NET management

This is a cookie that our servers (ASP and ASP.NET) uses to store a unique identifier for your session. The session cookie will not remain on your device and will be removed at the end of your session.

Name Typical content Expires

Name Typical content Expires
SERVERID Randomly generated number End of session
ASP.NET_SessionID Randomly generated number End of session

Cookies for improving service

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. We use this information to ensure that our websites are available and responsive.

Name Typical content Expires

Name Typical content Expires
_utma Randomly generated number used to determine unique visitors to our website 2 years
_utmb Randomly generated number used to establish and continue a user session with our website 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated number used to determine your session status End of session
_utmz Randomly generated number used to provide information on how our website was reached 6 months

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website .

Cookies from other companies & social networking websites

During your visit to the site you may notice some cookies that are not related to Croda. This happens when you visit a page with content embedded from a third party (e.g. YouTube videos) or use some of the links to social networking sites (e.g. Share This). These websites may place cookies on your computer.

Croda does not control how a third party uses their cookies. You should check these third party websites' privacy policies for more information about their cookies if you are concerned about this.

Turning cookies off

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer or stop future cookies then look at .

You will still be able to use the public areas of our website if you choose not to accept cookies but will not be able to access the restricted areas of our website.

Changing information we hold

If you would like to change the information we hold about you, or want your information removed from our database, please contact us at Alternatively, you can use the “unsubscribe” option which will be included in our e-mail communications to you.


This website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This Privacy Policy Statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Changes to this policy

The internet and privacy practice is constantly developing. As such we reserve the right to update this policy at any time. Please regularly review this page to ensure you are aware of any changes that we make.


If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding our privacy policy, please write or e-mail us at the following address

Croda Data Protection Officer
Croda International Plc
Cowick Hall
Snaith, Goole
East Yorkshire
DN14 9AA