Cookie Policy


MAPEI Inc. provides the following information in relation to the cookies installed on the www.mapei.ca domain name and its subdomain names (the “Site”).

What are cookies?

Cookies are lines of text used to perform automatic authentication, session tracking and storing information on specific users who access a website. In detail, cookies are text strings of small size sent from a server to the user's browser and then sent back to the server (without change) every time the user accesses the same portion of the same web domain.

Cookies may be stored permanently on the computer or mobile device of the user or have a variable duration (persistent cookies), but may also disappear when the user closes the browser (session cookies). Cookies can be installed by the website being visited (first party cookies) or can be installed by other websites (third party cookies).

Users may set their browser to alert them when cookies are being used, and accept and reject the cookies. The user may object to the storage of cookies on the hard disk by configuring the browser so as to disable cookies. After such operations, however, certain functions of the web pages may not be properly executed.

Types of cookies and purposes

Cookies improve the surfing experience: 

  • by storing settings, so that you do not have to re-insert them every time you visit a new page; 
  • by measuring your use of the website to make sure it satisfies your needs.

Our cookies aim at improving the functioning of the Site for you. However, some of our cookies (such as Tracking Pixels) may be used to identify you in order to provide you with appropriate services and satisfy your specific needs.

More particularly, we may use:

Technical Cookies

Technical cookies help the user to navigate the Site or to provide a service required by the same. Without these cookies some operations may not be possible or would be more complex to perform and less secure for the user. We may use the following technical cookies:

a) Navigation cookies

We use navigation cookies to allow the user to surf and enjoy the Site in a safe and efficient manner.

b) Functionality cookies

We use functionality cookies for activities strictly necessary for a proper functioning of the Site.

Third-party analytical cookies

We may use cookies of the Google Analytics platform to collect aggregate information on the use of the Site by the users (number of visitors, visited pages, time spent on the Site, etc.). We adopted tools to reduce the identification power of the cookies (masking of the IP address) and tools to avoid the matching of the collected information with other information that Google already knows.

Third-party profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are aimed at understanding the interests of the user and offering a customized service by sending advertisements in line with the preferences of the user while surfing the Internet.