Cookie Policy

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This policy ("Cookie Policy") wants to inform you about the use of cookies, beacons or pixels (which we shall collectively define as "Cookies") and other automated means on our websites & electronic communications. By further browsing on our websites and/or clicking on the relevant banners, or electronic communication links you consent to the use of nonessential cookies, as explained hereafter.

This Cookie Policy only governs the use of cookies and other automated means on Gates("Gates") websites and does not govern the use of the sites, the processing of personal data collected on the sites by Gates or the services provided on Gates' websites. Please read our:


A cookie is a small text file or a 1 pixel by 1 pixel transparent image that is placed by the browser on your computer (or similar device) by the websites that you visit. Many websites use cookies to remember stateful information about a visit to a website, such as web page elements clicked, recording which pages were visited, or storing information on items added to a shopping cart. They are also used to improve the functionality of the services provided on the website. Cookies are also used to provide information to the owners of the particular website about your use of the website and services.

The specific cookies that Gates uses on its websites are set forth below. By visiting Gates websites, you consent to the use of cookies as explained below. If you do not want us to place cookies, you can change the cookie settings in your browser, as explained further below.


Gates uses both first and third party cookies. Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time – in this case cookies placed by Gates and its websites. A third party cookie is set by another entity or domain than the website being visited.

Gates may use both session cookies and persistent cookies.Session cookies allow a website operator to link your actions only during a browser session, when you open the Internet browser window until you close the browser window. These cookies are temporary and they are deleted when you close the browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. Below the storage period for the cookies we use, will be specified.

Gates uses cookies to:

For these purposes Gates may use the following categories of cookies on its websites:

GATES websites place the following cookies:

Cookie category Duration Cookie name Purpose
Strictly necessary 30 Years CFID Preserves users states across page requests
Strictly necessary 30 Years CFTOKEN Preserves users states across page requests
Strictly necessary Session MYCFID Preserves users states across page requests
Functionality Session MYCFTOKEN Preserves users states across page requests
Functionality Session JSESSIONID Preserves users states across page requests

The third party cookies used on GATES's websites are enumerated below. GATES uses these cookies for the stated purposes. However, GATES is not responsible for the processing of data from you by this third party for its own purposes. For more information about the processing by these third parties for their own purposes, see the respective policies of these third parties.

Cookie category Name of third party Duration Cookie name Purpose
Performance (analytic) Google Analytics 2 years __utma Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.
Performance (analytic) Google Analytics Session __utmc Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website.
Performance (analytic) Google Analytics 6 Months __utmz Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used.
Performance (analytic) Google Analytics Session __utmt Used to throttle the speed of requests to servers.
Performance (analytic) Google Analytics Session __utmb Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website.
Performance (HTML) Session @@History/@@scroll|# Unclassified
Performance (HTTP) Session GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
Performance (HTTP) 8 months PREF Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses You Tube videos across different web sites.
Performance (HTTP) 179 days VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated You Tube videos.
Performance (HTTP) Session YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from You Tube the user has seen.


GATES registers the following (personal) data upon your visit of our websites:


You can change your cookies settings in your Internet browsers. These settings can be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

You can find more information about cookies and similar tags/files at the following addresses:


GATES reserves the right to change the Cookie Policy from time to time. This Cookie Policy was last modified and revised on 2 October 2018.


GATES is responsible for your personal data processed through these cookies and other automated means. You can contact us via [email protected], or via Post at:

Data Privacy Team
Gates Europe BVBA
Korte Keppestraat 21 / 51
Erembodegem (Aalst), 9320