About this cookie policy

McDonnell Piling may install cookies on your devices when you visit our web site and may use cookies in the electronic messages that are sent to you.

This cookies policy is designed to inform you about the various cookies used, their purposes and your rights, for instance when it comes to configuring your browser.

Cookies or connection trackers are used on the web site and are temporarily stored on the terminals or devices of our users, such as computers, tablets and/or smartphones, in order to facilitate their browsing and optimise the quality of the web site. These cookies may be rejected by users subject to the choices and options that they may express at any point in time.

The cookies used on this web site may be deposited either by our web site, or by a third-party web site. These cookies can be session or persistent cookies: a session cookie is a cookie that is automatically erased when the user leaves the browser, whereas a persistent cookie remains stored in the user’s computer until its expiry date.

The cookies used on our web site have a maximum lifespan of 12 months.

We use a number of different types of cookies on this web site including:

Cookie names Type of cookie First or Third party Can be blocked Session or Persistent Expiry Time Purpose


Mandatory technical and session cookies:

These cookies are vital for users to browse through our web site and benefit fully from its functionalities, such as access to certain secure web pages. Without these cookies, it may not be possible to provide you with certain services that you might request.

The following mandatory cookies may be used on the web site:

ct-ultimate-gdpr-cookie, _GRECAPTCHA, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_sec_*, PHPSESSID, lang, JSESSIONID, wp-wpml_current_language

Functional and performance cookies:

These cookies enable the web site to record your configuration choices in order to provide you with enhanced and personalised functionalities. These cookies can for instance be used to memorise the modifications that you have made to the text size, font and other parts of the web pages that you have visited. They can also be used to provide you with certain services that you may have requested such as watching a video.

These cookies cannot monitor your browsing activity on other web sites and do not gather any information about you that may be used for advertising purposes.

Fonts.googleapis.com, Ggpht.com, Linkedin, Addtoany, Instagram, Ytimg.com, lidc, lissc

The following performance cookies are used on the web site: None listed

Audience analytics cookies:

These cookies are used to gather information about the way in which visitors use our web site, such as the most visited pages or the displaying of error messages on certain pages. All the information gathered by these cookies is anonymised and it is gathered for the sole purpose of developing and monitoring the traffic trends on our web site in order to improve the way in which it operates.

This information is used solely by McDonnell Piling and is not shared with third parties.

The following analytics audience measurement cookies are used on the web site:

_ga, _gat, _gid

Full details of these cookies can be found at Cookies & Google Analytics in documentation for Google’s Analytics tracking code. You can also read Google’s Privacy Policy for Google Analytics.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Targeted advertising cookies:

Targeted advertising cookies are used to assess the effectiveness of an advertising campaign by enabling the insertion of advertisements specifically targeted to users, whose recurrence is limited.



The cookies that are deposited or used may lead to the gathering of personal data, such as identifying data (IP address), connection and acceptance data, information about a user’s identity and contact details.

Third party social media sites may gather some information (such as the IP address, the type of browser, the language used, or the access time) if you are connected to these sites while browsing our web site. These web sites can also cross-reference the information that they gather against information from your profile available on their own web site. We cannot monitor these third party tracking technologies, so we recommend that you become acquainted with the terms of use and the data protection policies of these third party sites before using them.

Other cookies may gather personal data (including information held by cookies positioned by our advertising links on third party sites):

  • If a user is a registered user
  • If we send you a targeted e-mail comprising web beacons, cookies, or similar technologies, we will know if you open, read or delete this message.


Google Maps

McDonnell Piling may use Google maps to display the company’s office locations. These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing the pages with Google maps on them.

Cookies used: auth_token_session, secure_session, twill, k, guest_id, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv

McDonnell Piling may use the Twitter feed widget which displays a list of the most recent tweets. Information of how Twitter uses cookies can be found here Twitter Privacy Policy.

McDonnell Piling also uses technologies that are significantly similar to cookies, such as web beacons and other devices that might be contained in promotional electronic messages or newsletters in order to determine whether these messages have been seen or whether you clicked on the links that they contain. The web beacons do not insert any data in your device but can be used in parallel with cookies to analyse a user’s browsing of the web site.


McDonnell Piling enables you to manage and configure the cookies that you accept as well as to decide whether to accept or reject all or part of the cookies that are inserted on your device.

Please note however that the deactivation of cookies may lead to the alteration or loss of some settings or information. Should you opt to reject cookies, this might alter your browsing experience or make it difficult to browse our web site.

In order to enable a continuous access to your cookie’s settings and your full control of the collected data, McDonnell Piling provides you a consent managing tool clicking on the button below:

Click here to change the accepted cookies preferances
Should you not wish to receive cookies from our web site, you can configure your browser accordingly. To that end, please follow the appropriate instructions below depending on what browser you use:

• If using Internet Explorer

1. Select the “Tools” menu, then “Internet Options”.
2. Click on the “Confidentiality” tab.
3. Select the desired level using the slide.

• If using Firefox

1. Select “Tools” > “Options”.
2. Click on the “Privacy & Security” option.

• If using Safari

1. Select the “Safari” menu.
2. Click on the “Preferences” option.
3. Click on the “Privacy” option.
4. Click on “Manage Website Data”.

• If using Google Chrome

1. Open Chrome.
2. At the top right-hand corner, click on “More parameters”.
3. Under “Confidentiality and security”, click on “Cookies and Other Website Data”.
4. Click on “Show all cookies and website data”.
5. Click on “Erase”.
6. Confirm by clicking on “Delete all”.