Cookie policy

This page sets out the cookie policy of GKN plc and explains how we use cookies on our website. By using our website you accept the provisions in our cookie policy. We may amend our cookie policy at any time and this page will be updated to reflect any changes.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file downloaded onto a computer when a user is accessing our websites. It is a text file which identifies your computer to our server.

When you enter our sites your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

How we use cookies

We use cookies in three ways, as shown below:

Cookie name
Description
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Used to collect analytics information to help us keep our site up to date with information you want to see, find out which pages are the most popular and establish whether timely information on our site on important topics is being viewed. This helps us ensure our sites are as useful as possible to you.
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annualreport2011.gkn.com
This cookie is used in our on-line Annual Report as part of its Download Manager functionality to remember which pages/sections you have added to the Create Your Own Report function. It is required to enable Create Your Own Report to function.
 

We do not utilise any other cookies on our sites. Allowing us to create a cookie does not give us access to the rest of your computer and we will not use cookies to track your online activity once you leave our site.  We are not able to obtain any personal information about you from our use of cookies.

How can I block or remove your cookies?

You have the ability to change the settings on your internet browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is set, or not to receive cookies at any time, although this may mean that some services on our sites cannot then be provided to you.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. 

For help in deleting GKN cookies please refer to the relevant link below.

Google Chrome:

https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Firefox:

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Safari:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

Opera:

http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site and you will prevent us from obtaining valuable analytics information that helps us improve the content and functionality of our site.