Privacy Policy

Personal information regarding visitors is handled in accordance with the stipulations of the GDPR of May 25th 2018 relating to the handling of personal data.

Visitors are not required to disclose their personal data as a condition of using this website. If visitors request information through this website and supply John Cockerill with their e-mail address or their name and postal address, they accept that this data will be used for the purpose of providing the requested information and that John Cockerill may use this data in the future to provide other information about John Cockerill that might be of interest to the visitors.

Visitors have the right to consult their personal data, to correct it if necessary, and to withdraw their consent to the use of their personal data by sending a request to the e-mail address below.

John Cockerill commits to taking all possible security measures to prevent third parties from misusing personal data which has been supplied to it.

Data gathered by John Cockerill is not at any time divulged to third parties unless an explicit prior agreement has been received.

Job offers

If visitors apply for jobs through the John Cockerill Group website, they accept that the application will be processed either by John Cockerill or by the relevant subsidiary within the John Cockerill group. John Cockerill will use the personal data supplied by the applicants for the purpose of processing the application. Applicants have the right to consult their personal data, to correct the personal data, if necessary, and to withdraw their consent to the use of their personal data. For this purpose applicants may contact the recipient of the application at the e-mail address to which they have sent the application or via

Responsible for handling data

Any request or question relative to the protection of private life on the site may be sent by post to:

John Cockerill (CMI S.A.), Avenue Greiner 1, B-4100 SERAING, BELGIUM

– Tel.: +32 (0) 4 330 24 44
– E-mail:

The person in charge of handling these questions is Denis DEBROUX.

Use of statistical information relative to visits to the website

When a visitor enters the site, the relevant servers automatically collect the following data:

  • the date and time of access to the site
  • the pages consulted
  • the duration of the visit
  • recurring visits
  • the type of browser used
  • the platform and/or the operating system installed in the computer
  • the search engine and the key-words used to find the site
  • the geographical area (city)

This information is kept for the sole purposes of calculating the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, and of making improvements. The statistical tool used to record this data is Google Analytics.

It is possible to deactivate the recording of visits to the John Cockerill website via a module provided by Google Analytics.

At no time does John Cockerill collect personal data such as name, first name, telephone number, e-mail address, IP or postal address, except in a case where a form on which the use of the data collected is clearly specified, is spontaneously filled in.

Use of cookies

With the objective of facilitating navigation on the site and of optimising technical management, John Cockerill may occasionally use ‘cookies’.

A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of information saved by a website in the computer’s internet navigator. This ‘cookie’ may be retrieved during a later visit to the same site. The ‘cookie’ cannot be read by any site other than that which created it. The site uses ‘cookies’ for administrative reasons, for example to record the preferences of the user in terms of certain types of information, which avoids the necessity to type in the same request each time the site is visited.

Four Cookies are in place on the site:

  • The site cookie which records a few parameters necessary for navigation
  • Google Analytics (see above)
  • Youtube for pages including videos
  • AddToAny (a social networks sharing plugin)

Most ‘cookies’ only function during the time when a session or visit is taking place. None of them contain information which would enable the visitor to be contacted by telephone, e-mail, or post. It is also possible to configure the navigator so that it informs the visitor each time a ‘cookie’ is created, or to prevent them being recorded.

Social networks and media

John Cockerill has developed an activity on the social networks via official pages which enable communication or interaction with the audience.

John Cockerill invites its visitors to discover how these social networks and media conform to the GDPR by visiting their websites:

As a user of these social networks and media, each person has in principal agreed to accept the conditions of use set by each of them. John Cockerill cannot therefore be held responsible for personal data left by the users on these through consultations and interaction via the official John Cockerill pages and accounts.

This website is published by John Cockerill (CMI S.A.), Avenue Greiner, 1, B-4100 SERAING, BELGIUM