Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions of the use of GME web site www.gelatine.org

These conditions may be changed at all time.

INFORMATION INCLUDED

The material contained on this web site is for information only. GME endeavours to make its best efforts to up-date the information on a regular basis, but it is not claimed to be exhaustive. GME has compiled the pages on this web site very carefully, and the information placed on this web site is offered in utmost good faith.

This information is believed to be correct. Nevertheless, GME makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of any of this information.

GME will in no event be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use or reliance to the information contained in this web site.

COOKIES POLICY

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how they are used (hereafter the “Cookie Policy”) by the European Gelatine Manufacturers of Europe (GME).

We advise the Visitor to read both the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy as both are important for the protection of personal data.

GME is a Sector group of Cefic and registered with the Belgian authorities at Rue Belliard 40, bte 15 - 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

1. GENERAL

If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your personal information, please read our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about how we use cookies, please contact us.

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small text file that the Website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Website. It enables the Website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Website or browse from one page to another.

Cookies are used to optimize your browsing experience and simplify transactions online. Cookies allow us to recognize you every time you visit the Website and to recall personalized settings. This facilitates and improves your browsing experience. Furthermore, we collect data on how the Website is accessed to improve their overall performance in terms of speed and functionality/ease of use.

First, there are mainly two types of cookies: ‘essential’ cookies and ‘non-essential’ cookies.

  • Essential cookies: are cookies that are essential for our Website to function. They allow you to      browse our Website and to use its main features.
  • Non-essential cookies: are cookies that allow you to personalise your user experience on our Website but are not essential for it to function.

These two types of cookies each have different characteristics that can be distinguished and classified according to the length of time for which they are valid and the origin of their placement.

On the one hand, according to the length of time for which they are valid on the user’s computer:

  • Persistent or permanent cookies: remain after a session is closed. They are kept on the Visitor’s hard drive until they expire or until the Visitor deletes the cookies. Persistent cookies are used to collect identification data relating to the Visitor, such as behaviour while surfing the internet or preferences for a specific website.
  • Session cookies: only last for the time taken to visit a website (session). They are deleted when the Visitor closes the browser.

On the other hand, according to their placement:

  • First-party cookies: these belong to the site that you choose to visit;
  • Third-party cookies: these are cookies connected with the activity of partner third parties. They are imported from a site the content of which is accessible indirectly, for example via an image or a banner.

The different types of cookies we use and for what purpose

2.1 OUR USE OF COOKIES

The data collected from the cookies will be used in line with our Privacy Policy. In this respect, we only share your data with third party that performs data processing activities on our behalf and in line with our policies.

Certain cookies only store and use data for the duration of your visit to the Website. Data collected from functional and tracking cookies will be used so long as you continue to visit the Website and will be stored for a certain period after your last active consultation of the Website, as set out below, after which these data will be deleted.

2.2 LIST OF COOKIES USED

Essential

PHPSESSID

  • Data Stored Provides the status of the user for each page request. 
  • Purpose: This cookie (PHPSESSID) is required for the PHP session and therefore is necessary for TYPO 3 (the content management system). 
  • Expiration of Session

Third parties – analytical

_pinterest_cm 

  • Provider: pinterest.com
  • Type: HTTP
  • Data Stored/Purpose:Uses pinterest to follow the usage of the services.
  • Expiration: 1 year

_ga

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 2 years
  • Purpose: Used to distinguish users.

_gid

  • Provider:  Google Analytics        
  • Expiration: 24 hours
  • Purpose: Used to distinguish users.

_gat

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 1 minute
  • Purpose: Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

AMP_TOKEN

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 30 seconds to 1 year
  • Purpose:  Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

_gac_<property-id>

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration:  90 days
  • Purpose: Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

__utma

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 2 years from set/update
  • Purpose:  Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 10 minutes  
  • Purpose: Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb              

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 30 mins from set/update      
  • Purpose: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: End of browser session
  • Purpose: Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmz

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 6 months from set/update   
  • Purpose: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 2 years from set/update
  • Purpose:  Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmx

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 18 months   
  • Purpose: Used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment.

__utmxx            

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: 18 months   
  • Purpose: Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.

_gaexp

  • Provider:  Google Analytics
  • Expiration: Depends on the length of the experiment but typically 90 days.
  • Purpose: Used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.

3. MANAGING COOKIES

In order to ensure access to, rectification of, and the ability to withdraw consent at any time concerning your personal data you can always manage the use of cookies through your personal web browser’s settings. The web browser can be configured to either block all, accept/block some or accept all cookies.

Should you choose to erase or block certain cookies, you will probably experience difficulties operating the Website. Blocking cookies impacts the ease and functionality of web browsing. For example, refusing all cookies will impede web transactions.

Every web browser has its own configuration. For the most part, however, you can consult the “Preferences” or “Settings” menu in the top right hand corner to modify cookies options or go to “help”. For further information see the following links here below:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=nl_NL&viewlocale=en_US

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

For more details on cookies and how to change your browser settings, see: www.allaboutcookies.org.

COPYRIGHT

This site and its content, where applicable, are subject to the copyright of GME. Reproduction is authorised, except for commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned and acknowledged.

GME claims no copyright on any official document or in the public domain. Copyright, if any, of third party material found in this site must also be respected.

TRADEMARKS

The GME logo is a trade mark registered by GME, in Europe. Therefore, this logo/trade mark is subject of the proprietary rights of GME; no rights are being granted.

LINKS

Links to other web sites are provided solely as a convenience. Therefore, those links imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained in these web sites by GME.