Terms & Conditions

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

These conditions may be changed at all time.


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.



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 - 1040 Brussels, Belgium.


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


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


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.




•        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


•        Provider: pinterest.com

•        Type: HTTP

•        Data Stored/Purpose:Uses pinterest to follow the usage of the services.

•        Expiration: 1 year


•       Provider:  Google Analytics

•       Expiration: 2 years

•       Purpose: Used to distinguish users.


•      Provider:  Google Analytics        

•      Expiration: 24 hours

•      Purpose: Used to distinguish users.


•      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>.


•      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.


•      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.


•      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.


•      Provider:  Google Analytics

•      Expiration: 10 minutes  

•      Purpose: Used to throttle request rate.


•      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.


•      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.


•      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.


•      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.


•      Provider:  Google Analytics

•      Expiration: 18 months   

•      Purpose: Used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment.


•      Provider:  Google Analytics

•      Expiration: 18 months   

•      Purpose: Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.


•      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.



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.



This Privacy Policy sets out how we, GME, The Gelatine Manufacturers of Europe collect, store and use information about you when you use or interact with our website, www.gelatine.org.  (our website) and where we otherwise obtain or collect information about you. This Privacy Policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

Access to the website www.gelatine.org implies the User’s full and unreserved acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as well as its general terms of use and the cookie policy.



This section summarises how we obtain, store and use information about you. It is intended to provide a very general overview only. It is not complete in and of itself and it must be read in conjunction with the corresponding full sections of this Privacy Policy.

Data controller: GME, The Gelatine Manufacturer of Europe

How we collect or obtain information about you:

•        when you provide it to us by contacting us via e-mail or filling in the form to subscribe to our  newsletter and contact form

•        from your use of our website, using cookies

Information we collect:

•        IP address,

•        information from cookies (only PHP-session-ID)

•        information about your computer or device (e.g. device and browser type),

•        information about how you use our website (e.g. which pages you have viewed,

•        the time when you view them and what you clicked on

•        the geographical location from which you accessed our website (based on your IP address)

•        When you fill out our Contact forms: your first and last name, company and email

How we use your information:

•        for administrative and business purposes                     

•        to analyse your use of our website

•        if you have subscribed to our newsletter,  to send you the newsletter.

Disclosure of your information to third parties: only to the extent necessary to

•        to our service providers with whom we have a data processing agreement in place

•        to fulfil any contracts we enter into with you,

•        where required by law or to enforce our legal rights

Your rights in relation to your information

•        to access your information and to receive information about its use

•        to have your information corrected and/or completed

•        to have your information deleted

•        to restrict the use of your information

•        to receive your information in a portable format

•        to object to the use of your information

•        to withdraw your consent to the use of your information

•        to complain to a supervisory authority

Sensitive personal information: we do not collect what is commonly referred to as ‘sensitive personal information’.



The data controller in respect of our website is the Gelatine Manufacturers of Europe.

Information we collect when you visit our website

We collect and use information from website visitors in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

Web server log information

We host our website in Germany.  Our server automatically logs the IP address you use to access our website as well as other information about your visit such as:

•        the pages accessed

•        information requested

•        the date and time of the request

•        the source of your access to our website (e.g. the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website)

•        your browser version and operating system

Our server is located in a data centre in Germany.

Use of website server log information for IT security purposes

We collect and store server logs to ensure network and IT security and so that the server and website remain uncompromised. This includes analysing log files to help identify and prevent unauthorised access to our network, the distribution of malicious code, denial of services attacks and other cyber-attacks, by detecting unusual or suspicious activity.

Unless we are investigating suspicious or potential criminal activity, We do not make, nor do we allow, any attempt to identify you from the information collected via server logs.

Use of website server log information to analyse website use and improve our website

We use the information collected by our website server logs to analyse how our website users interact with our website and its features. For example, we analyse the number of visits and unique visitors we receive, the time and date of the visit, the location of the visit and the operating system and browser used

We use the information gathered from the analysis of this information to improve our website. For example, we use the information gathered to change the information, content and structure of our website and individual pages based according to what users are engaging most with and the duration of time spent on particular pages on our website.



Cookies are data files, which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes.

We use essential cookies on our website. For further information on how we use cookies, please see our cookies policy located in the above chapter.

For further information about cookies, including how to change your browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or see our cookies policy.

Information we collect when you contact us

We collect and use information from individuals who contact us in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.



When you send an email to the email address displayed on our website we collect your email address and any other information you provide in that email (such as your name, telephone number and the information contained in any signature block in your email).



If you contact us by post, we will collect any information you provide to us in any postal communications you send us.



This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.



We update and amend our Privacy Policy from time to time.

GME recommends that you consult this Policy very time you consult the GME website for any changes.



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.



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 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.