Cookie policy


This page sets out the cookie policy of GKN Automotive Limited (“GKN Automotive”) and explains how GKN Automotive uses cookies on the website (“the Site”). By using the Site you accept the provisions in this cookie policy. GKN Automotive may amend this cookie policy at any time and this page will be updated to reflect any such changes.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file downloaded onto a computer when a user is accessing the Site. It is a text file which identifies your computer to GKN Automotive’s server. 

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

How GKN Automotive uses cookies

GKN Automotive uses two types of cookie and have provided full details below, including the cookie name, its provider, what it does and when it expires.

Strictly necessary cookies

The cookies are required for this website to display content and validate your session. If you decide to block these cookies, the website will not be able to display the content correctly. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie name Provider Purpose Expiry
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor's preference and session state across page requests. Session
cookieconsent_status Remembers that a user has accepted the cookie disclaimer when the website first loads. One year

Analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of the Site. This help us keep the Site up to date with information you want to see, find out which pages are the most popular and establish whether timely information on the Site on important topics is being viewed. This helps GKN Automotive ensure the Site is as useful as possible to you.

Cookie name Provider Purpose Expiry
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site. 2 years
_gat# Cookie to throttle request rate. 1 minute
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site. 1 day
collect Sends data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session

GKN Automotive does not utilise any other type of cookies on the Site. Allowing GKN Automotive to create a cookie does not give GKN Automotive access to the rest of your computer and GKN Automotive will not use cookies to track your online activity once you leave the Site. GKN Automotive is not able to obtain any personal information about you from this use of cookies.

How can I block or remove 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 the Site cannot be provided to you.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Cookies subject to change

The cookies on the website are subject to change without notice. You acknowledge that this information may contain inaccuracies or errors and is subject to change and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Policy updates

We may occasionally update this Policy. You’re encouraged to occasionally check back to see how we’re protecting your information.