Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files which enhance the user experience of a web site, by allowing the system to recognize returning visitors etc.

GEA uses cookies and similar technology on its websites for a variety of reasons. This policy explains what cookies are and why we use them. When this policy refers to “cookies”, it refers to both cookies and similar technologies which function in the same way as cookies. When this policy refers to “computers”, it refers to computers, smartphones and all other devices used for accessing the internet.

Our cookie policy may be amended from time to time without notice so it is important that you regularly check this policy so you are fully aware of any changes or updates.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to enable usage analysis of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is saved.

In the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. By order of the owner of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website owner associated with usage of the website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser by the Google Analytics service is not merged with other data of Google.

You can prevent saving of the cookies by making corresponding adjustments to your browser software; we do however point out that in this case you will maybe not be able to use all functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie and the data relating to your use of the website to Google (including your IP address) as well as processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in.

Accepting cookies
Most computers will have their browsers set to automatically accept the use of cookies. Therefore, by using this website and not changing your browser settings, you are deemed to accept these cookies and the terms of this policy. If you do not wish to accept the use of cookies on this website, please either change your browser settings (explained below) or stop using the website. If you decide to block cookies, you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using the website completely.

What cookies are
Cookies are small, usually randomly coded text files, sent to and stored by your computer. They allow your browser to remember certain pieces of information which internet servers can later retrieve and use. When you visit a GEA website we may send a cookie to your computer.

Many cookies we use are designed to enhance your experience of using the internet. Examples of this would include the use of cookies to:

  • allow websites to be loaded more quickly;
  • speed up website searches;
  • store your website preferences, such as language and time zone;
  • improve website security by verifying who you are; and
  • logging-in to secured websites more quickly.
 

We may also use cookies to conduct research and analytics to improve our websites, services and products. This may include compiling statistical information on how often you use our websites, which pages you viewed and for how long.

How you can manage or block cookies
As a default, most browsers are set to accept cookies. However, you will be able to block all cookies should you wish to by changing your browser settings. Your browser’s “Help” function will tell you how to do this. You may also be able to configure your browser settings to block on certain types of cookie or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer, so you can then accept or reject it. Again, your browser’s “Help” function will explain how to do this, should you have this function available to you.

It may be that some of the essential features of our websites are only accessible through the use of cookies. Therefore, for full functionality of this website, it is suggested you leave cookies enabled. If you do not, you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using the websites completely.

More information about cookies and how they can be managed and deleted can be found at the following website: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Your privacy
See our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to learn more about how GEA protects your privacy when using our website.

Cookie list
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

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Functional cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

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Performace cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

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