COOKIE POLICY

This cookie policy explains the ways in which we use cookies. Please read the cookie policy carefully. If you have questions, you may contact us at DataPrivacyOffice@timken.com.

What are Cookies, how are they used, and can I stop them?

A cookie is a portion of code installed in the browser and stored in the memory of your computer or device that collect information about the use of our website in order to make it function effectively and to improve our website visitors’ experience. Cookies on our website are either session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are erased from your computer or device when you close your browser, or persistent cookies that stay in one of your browser's subfolders after you close your browser. You can erase persistent cookies from your browser history.

Our website uses cookies to save your session and to carry out other activities that are necessary for the operation of our website, for example in relation to the distribution of traffic. We further use cookies to tailor our products and services to your interests and needs.

We use functional, analytical, performance, targeting, advertising and third-party cookies. The types of cookies that we use on our website are listed below.

What do we collect?

Cookie

Description

Type of Cookie

Duration

Use

_gat_gtag_
[property ID]

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

Session

1 min.

Performance

Visitor_id
[number]

The visitor cookie includes a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account. For example, the cookie name visitor_id12345 stores the visitor ID 1010101010. The account identifier, 12345, makes sure that the visitor is tracked on the correct Pardot account. The visitor value is the visitor_id in your Pardot account. This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code. The data is stored anonymously, only after converting the data will be visible in combination with personal details.

Persistent

2 years

Analytics

Visitor_id
[number] #

The visitor hash cookie contains the account ID and stores a unique hash. For example, the cookie name visitor_id12345-hash stores the hash “855c3697d9979e78ac404c4ba2c66533”, and the account ID is 12345. This cookie is a security measure to make sure that a malicious user can’t fake a visitor from Pardot and access corresponding prospect information.

Persistent

2 years

Analytics

_ga

Used to distinguish users.

Persistent

2 years

Analytics

_gid

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited is stored in an anonymous form.

Persistent

1 day

Analytics

Cookies_allowed

To check whether or not the visitor has accepted cookies in the past.

Persistent

1 year

Necessary

CONCRETE5

To check if an user is logged in.

Session

1 min.

Necessary

Preferred language

To save the language preference

Persistent

1 month

Necessary

What third party cookies or tracking tools does our website use?

In addition to the cookies mentioned above, some of the third party services listed below use cookies. We cannot control or influence the use of these cookies and/or the use by third parties of the information collected through these cookies. These cookies collect statistics and track your browsing habits.

Google Analytics

Installs persistent cookies to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and to keep track of website usage for the website’s analytics report as well as to understand user interaction with the website. These persistent cookies store information anonymously and assign randomly generated numbers to identify unique visitors. Google Analytics also installs session cookies that provide a pattern element on the name, which contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.

To learn more about the use of cookies for Google analytics and to exercise choice regarding such cookies, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Google Maps

Installs persistent cookies to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and to keep track of website usage for the website’s analytics report as well as to understand user interaction with the website. These persistent cookies store information anonymously and assign randomly generated numbers to identify unique visitors.

Google Tag Manager

Installs persistent cookies to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and to keep track of website usage for the website’s analytics report as well as to understand user interaction with the website. These persistent cookies store information anonymously and assign randomly generated numbers to identify unique visitors.

Google Optimize

Installs persistent cookies to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and to keep track of website usage for the website’s analytics report as well as to understand user interaction with the website. These persistent cookies store information anonymously and assign randomly generated numbers to identify unique visitors.

Concrete5

Installs persistent cookies that are used to preserve the users’ admin settings. Concrete5 also uses persistent and session cookies to record the time at which the Concrete5 settings are set.

Pardot

Installs persistent cookies to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and to keep track of website usage for the website’s analytics report as well as to understand user interaction with the website. These persistent cookies store information anonymously and assign randomly generated numbers to identify unique visitors.

Social media links, what happens when you click the link to a third-party platform?

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of services allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this website and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when you take no further action on their website. In this course, the social network is transferred the information that you have visited our website. In addition, the social network may be transferred further information about your interaction with our website, such as e.g. but not limited to the date and time, your browser and operating system and your IP-address.

Should you be registered with the social network and be logged into your account when clicking the network-link on our website, the social network may be able to assign the information collected (as described before) directly to your profile. Also identifying you personally may be possible in this course. However, you may prevent the network from executing such operations by logging off your social network account beforehand. In no case may we influence such operations of the social networks and ask you to consult the network´s privacy statements for further information.

  • LinkedIn
    Installs persistent cookies to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page and for routing directly to the LinkedIn website. LinkedIn also installs session cookies that are used to maintain users’ state across page requests and to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time the user visits the website.

  • YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)
    YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

  • Facebook
    There is an identifying share button that takes you directly to Facebook, however, there are no cookies collected from our website for Facebook.

  • Instagram
    There is an identifying share button that takes you directly to Instagram, however, there are no cookies collected from our website for Instagram.

  • Twitter
    There is an identifying share button that takes you directly to Twitter, however, there are no cookies collected from our website for Twitter.

How can I disable cookies?

You can manage preferences for cookies directly from within your own web browser and prevent, for example, third parties from installing cookies. Through your browser preferences, it is also possible to delete cookies installed in the past, including the cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of cookies by this website.

Here are links to manage the cookies of some of the common web browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari

For any other web browser, you can follow the instructions in the help section of your web browser or visit allaboutcookies.org. With regard to cookies installed by third parties, you can manage their preferences by using the means provided in the third party’s privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.
To learn more about certain cookies used for interest-based advertising by third parties, including through cross-device tracking, and to exercise certain choices regarding such cookies, please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance, Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance-Canada, European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance or your device settings if you have the DAA or other mobile app. Besides these information websites there may be other (national) websites that give you information concerning cookies used by third parties.

We refer you to our privacy notice for information concerning the processing of personal data.

Co-Data Controllers

BEKA-Betelligungs GmbH Groeneveld Italia S.r.l.
BEKA Japan Co., Ltd. Groeneveld Latin America Ltda.
BEKA Lubrication Systems (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. Groeneveld Lubrication Solutions GmbH
BEKA-Lube GmbH Groeneveld Lubrication Solutions Inc.
BEKA-Lube N.V. Groeneveld Lubrication Solutions Limited
BEKA-Nederland B.V. Groeneveld Lubrication Solutions Ltd.
BEKALube France S.A.S. Groeneveld Lubrication Solutions Pty. Ltd.
BEKALube Iberica S.L.U. Groeneveld Lubrication Solutions Sarl
BEKALube S.R.L. Groeneveld Lubrication Solutions Srl
BEKAWorld Singapore Pte. Ltd. Groeneveld Polska Sp Z.o.o.
Gintec Active Safety Ltd. Groeneveld Pte. Ltd.
Greencat GmbH Groeneveld South Africa Pty. Ltd.
Greencat Sp Z.o.o. Groeneveld s.r.o.
Groeneveld-Beka Canada Inc. Groeneveld Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Groeneveld-BEKA GmbH Groeneveld Transport Efficiency B.V.
Groeneveld Belgium NV Groeneveld Transport Efficiency Iberica Sa
Groeneveld Solucoes Em Lubrificacao Ltda. Groeneveld Transport Efficiency International Holding B.V.
Groeneveld Groep B.V. Groeneveld UK Limited
Groeneveld Groep Nederland B.V. Groeneveld USA, Inc.
Groeneveld Immobiliare S.r.l. MAW-Maschinenfabrik Wannberg GmbH
Groeneveld India Private Limited  

Parent company and Co-Data Controller (contact information listed below)
The Timken Company (US)
4500 Mount Pleasant Street NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720, USA

Co-Data Controllers Contact Information
Contact: Data Privacy Office
Email: DataPrivacyOffice@timken.com
Telephone: +1-234-262-2207; Toll-Free (in U.S.): +1-866-846-5369; International: +011 234-262-2207

Data Privacy Officer (Groeneveld-BEKA GmbH) Information
datenschutz@atarax.de

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