Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie policy of Metal Packaging Europe G.I.E. (“Metal Packaging Europe”, “we” or “our”). Metal Packaging Europe is an Economic Grouping / Group d’Intérêts Economiques, association sans but lucratif (Reg: 0879.108.030), whose registered office is established at 1000 Brussels, Square de Meeûs 40 (Belgium).

This document (the “Cookie policy”) aims at informing you about the use of cookies by Metal Packaging Europe, it being understood that we currently only use cookies on our website This policy should be read together with our Privacy policy, which is available here.

This Cookie policy can be modified from time to time, e.g. as a result of new functionalities or legal or regulatory changes. Any major changes will be announced via the homepages of our websites. This version of the Cookie policy was last modified on 04.07.2018.

1 Cans for Life website and cookies

When you visit the Cans for life website, we collect certain information by automated means, using Google Analytics cookies. In addition, we also use cookies in order to allow you to share content on the Cans for life blog via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Pinterest.

2 What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are installed on your browser, on your computer or on your mobile device. They allow a website to recognize your device. Cookies can have several purposes: to ensure that the website takes into account the user’s preferences by, for example, remembering language preferences, passwords and log-in details, to collect statistical data, etc.

3 Which cookies do we use?  

We only use third-party cookies set by Google Analytics which provide us with information about our website. Google Analytics uses programming code to collect information about your interaction with our site, such as the pages you visit, the links you click on and how long you are on our sites.

Below you will find a summary of the cookies that Metal Packaging Europe uses on its Cans for Life website:

Name of cookie Purpose Duration Domain
_ga Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users on our website to generate statistical information about their use of the website 2 years Google Analytics
_gid Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users on a website to generate statistical information about their use of the website 24 hours Google Analytics


These cookies may however also collect information about you for their own purposes. This Cookie policy does not apply to the use of your information by Google or other third parties such as social media. Therefore, Metal Packaging Europe advises you to check the cookie policies of these third parties.

4 How can you delete our cookies or change your cookie settings?

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website. By continuing to use our website you agree that we can place cookies on your device (unless you expressly indicated otherwise).

If you want to block cookies, remove existing cookies or change your cookies settings, you can do so via your browser settings. These settings can be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your internet browser. By way of example, the below hyperlinks provide further guidance on how to disable the use of cookies on certain browsers, and/or on how to delete cookies:

For more general information on deleting or blocking cookies, please visit:

5 Questions?

If you have further questions or complaints about this website or about this Cookie policy, you can contact us: