Cookies policy


This page sets out the cookie policy of Tata Steel Europe Ltd Group ("we", "us" or "our") and explains how we use cookies [and other similar technologies such as web beacons] on our websites [and in our emails to you]. We may amend our cookie policy at any time and all changes will be made on this page. The changes will take effect once they have been posted on the website. Therefore, you should review these terms on a regular basis.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers, which are transferred to your computer's hard drive or mobile device when you visit the website (with your agreement where required by applicable law). The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie. You can change which cookies you accept via your browser settings.

'Web beacons' are small transparent images embedded in our website and our emails to you, which typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify website visitors and user behaviour.;

We use the term 'cookies' to refer to cookies and other similar technologies described above.

How we use cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify you as an individual.

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file.

Our website also uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This information helps us analyse our website usage and how web pages are performing, as well as helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

The information that we collect from cookies is considered to be personal data [in some jurisdictions]: for further details about how this information may be used, please see our Fair Processing Notice.

Cookies and Analytics

Different types of cookies are used for different purposes on our website. These are split into four key groups:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites or use a shopping cart. Without these cookies, certain services you have asked for cannot be provided, and website functionality will be significantly impaired.
  2. Performance cookies: They allow us to collect information about how you use our website, for example, to count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it, as well as for error management . This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous. If you choose not to accept these cookies, there may be some loss in site functionality.
  3. Functionality cookies: These are used to remember choices you have made and recognise you when you return to our Websites. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of Language or region). We use Google Analytics: for further information please see [Our Cookies].
  4. Advertising cookies: Used to understand your interests and improve content and advertisement display on websites from both Tata Steel and third parties. For example, they might be used to deliver adverts that are relevant to you, to measure effectiveness of advertising campaigns, or to limit the number of times you see a particular advert.
  5. Third party cookies:Our website may link through to other websites which may also use cookies. Tata Steel pages may also contain social media buttons and/or plugins including but not limited to Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Google Plus. In addition, if you share a link to a Tata Steel page, the social media site you share it on may set a cookie on your browser. Cookies set by companies other than Tata Steel are third party cookies. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so you’ll need to check third party websites for information on how to manage them.

For more detailed information about which cookies we use, and when they will expire please see [Our Cookies].

Your settings

You can further control which cookies you accept via your browser settings, which allow you to block the setting of some or all cookies. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Websites.

[If you would like to block the use of technologies such as web beacons / pixels, you can do this by setting your email programme to not automatically download images, or via your browser settings (you may need to download an 'add-on' to do this).

For more information about how to control the use of third party cookies used for online behavioural advertising, please see Your Online Choices.

For further information on managing third party cookies from social media sites we’ve supplied a link to the third party below. Please note we can’t be responsible for content on third party websites.





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If you have any questions, comments or complaints about how we collect, use or retain cookies, please contact us. You can get in touch by post, email, telephone, or by completing our online contact form.

Write to us

Tata Steel Europe Limited
30 Millbank
London SW1P 4WY
United Kingdom

Email us

Phone us

+44 (0) 20 7717 4444

Contact form

Complete our online contact form here

Our Cookies

Strictly necessary: Cookies that we believe are essential for the operation of the website.

Cookies Description Purpose More information
SESSIONID Stores the user’s session id for the Content Management System The cookie allows Us to identify You as a visitor to the Website This cookie is destroyed when You close Your browser


Functionality cookies: Cookies that allow the website to remember your choices.

Cookies Description Purpose More information
ROUTE_ID Stores the route taken on our website The cookie allows Us remember choices you have made and recognise you when you return to our Websites This cookie is stored until you clear Your browser cache and cookies


Performance Cookies: Cookies that collect information to allow us to improve the site.

Cookies Description Purpose More information
_ga Google Analytics cookie These cookies allow us to count user visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the site performance using Google Analytic services.
 _vwo Visual Web Optimiser These cookies are used to run tests and track user information. The cookie is destroyed when You close Your browser

Google Analytics and Google Remarketing

We use Google Analytics, a website analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is based on cookies which allow an analysis of your use of our Website collecting anonymous data such as where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on our Website. This data is then stored by Google in order to create reports.

The remarketing service from Google is used to understand your particular interest in visiting our website. Knowing your interest we are able to optimize content on our website and display customized advertisements on third party websites. Data is stored by Google in order to match your interest with advertisement space on third party websites.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Websites, compiling reports on Websites’ activity for us and providing other services relating to Websites’ activity and internet usage. 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 adjusting your browser settings you can prevent storage of such cookies. You may also prevent the recording of data generated by the cookie by Google and to the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin and selecting your country.

The Google website contains further information about Analytics and a copy of Google's privacy policy pages

Advertising Cookies

Cookies Description Purpose More information
_ga Google Remarketing cookie These cookies are used to understand your interest so that website content can be optimised and customised advertisements can be displayed on third party websites.

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