Cookie policy

Amec Foster Wheeler uses cookies to store information on your computer which will improve your experience on our website. With a few exceptions, these cookies do not collect personal details or information that identifies a visitor and are only used by us to improve how the website works. Of the cookies that do collect personal information, Amec Foster Wheeler and its third party suppliers will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, and will not disclose it outside Amec Foster Wheeler or the third party company, except in very limited circumstances and only with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. If you would rather cookies weren't stored on your device please read further down to find out how to control and delete them or visit the About Cookies website which provides comprehensive information on how to do this on a variety of browsers. Read on for more information about cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file downloaded onto your computer or device when you access a website. These cookies allow a website to recognise a user's device. Their purpose is to help organise and store browsing information. Some cookies, such as automatic log-ins, are very useful.

Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies that allow different things to happen when you visit a website:

  • Session cookies
    These allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session only, for example on amec.com a session cookie is used to remember the details a user provides when downloading images from our image library. This means that if the user downloads more than one image they only need to enter their details once during that session. These session cookies expire after a browser session ie as soon as you close the browser window.
  • Persistent cookies
    These are cookies which are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions which allow the preferences or actions of the user to be remembered. amec.com does not use these type of cookies
  • First party cookies
    This is the general name for cookies which are set by the website visited by a user
  • Third party cookies
    These are cookies set by a website other than the website which the user is visiting. This includes suppliers who set cookies on a website on a company's behalf in order to provide a service to them. For example, on amec.com we use a third party to host our investor related webcasts whose website collects information provided by viewers who register to view these as they are being recorded
  • Analytical cookies
    These are cookies used to collect information about how people access and use a website and are the type mostly used on our site

Why use cookies

Cookies are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better

amec.com and cookies

We have included a full list of cookies used on www.amecfw.com with details of what each is used for.

We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, and will not disclose it outside Amec Foster Wheeler, except in very limited circumstances and only with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.

Cookie name Cookie use Cookie duration/expiry Host Benefit
httpdocs CMS Session At end of session rhi-group.com Enables the site to maintain essential configuration information, required for the identification of page content against it's URL.
Screener Form security After form submission rhi-group.com Cookie added through javascript is tested for on form submission. If it's not there (i.e. a visit from a malicious bot) then the form submission won't complete

Controlling and deleting cookies

amec.com will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

You can delete the files that contain cookies - those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block cookies, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website which provides comprehensive information on how to delete these files which contain cookies on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more general information. If you use a mobile device you will need to refer to your user manual for information on this.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Any changes to this policy will be posted here.