Cookie Notice

Cookie Notice

Effective Date May 25, 2018

This Cookie Notice applies to the Burke Porter Group of companies (“BPG, “we” or “us”),  includes Epic Equipment & Engineering, Inc., Burke E. Porter Machinery Co., XL Machine Co. Inc., CIMAT, LISMAR, Kleinknecht, Korvis, Primatics, Titan Inc., Van Hoecke Automation and Universal Balancing). This Cookie Notice applies to the websites identified in the table provide in Section 3.  It supplements BPG’s Global Website Privacy Notice and our EU Privacy Notice, which may be accessed here:

Any questions or concerns relating to the use of cookies by our websites and the processing of personal data obtained through their use may be directed to: privacy@burkeportergroup.com

1. Cookies – What Are They and How Do We Use Them?

A cookie is a small file that is stored on a user’s computer by each website they visit for record-keeping purposes. BPG uses cookies and similar technologies to collect information about the use of our websites in order to make them function effectively and also to improve our website visitors’ experience when they browse our websites. BPG uses performance (session) cookies and functional cookies across our websites. You may find information about these cookies in the table in Section 3 below.

We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our sites. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of the site will be limited and you may need to re-enter your personal data when you register.

2. Blocking Cookies

You do not have to accept all of the cookies used by our website.  If you reject certain certain cookies, however, you may not be able to use some of the features of our websites. Your browser may be configured to allow you to refuse or delete cookies or to be notified when a cookie is stored on your device. To change your web browser settings for cookies, you can follow the instructions in the help section of your web browser or visit links below that will provide help in changing your cookie settings:

You may also find information about how to disable specific cookies using the links provided in the table in Section 3 below.

Please note that by deleting or blocking cookies that are strictly necessary for the performance of our website, it may not function correctly and you may not be able to access certain areas of the website.

3. What Do We Collect?

We use the following types of cookies on our website:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies:
    These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off without impairing the functioning of our website. They are set to respond to actions taken by you to make 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.
  2. Performance Cookies:
    These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated by third-party providers or immediately by us. If you block these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our website, and will not be able to remember your preferences when you make subsequent visits.
  3. 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.

Cookies on our websites include:

4. Links to Other Sites

BPG websites may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by BPG. Please be aware that BPG is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. In addition, the BPG website located at www.burkeportergroup.com contains links to sites of BPG based outside the United States.

5. Google Analytics

Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics works using cookies. Google Analytics cookies collect your IP address; however, because IP anonymization is used on this website, your IP address will be shortened (and therefore anonymised) as soon as technically possible and before it is stored or otherwise used in connection with Google Analytics. The anonymization process takes place within the European Union or the European Economic Area, except in exceptional cases, where your full IP address may be sent to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. We use the information collected by Google Analytics cookies to find out about how visitors use our websites. Google will not combine the IP address sent by your browser in connection with Google Analytics, with other data. You can prevent Google Analytics cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at google.com.

6. Where Your Information is Stored

Any personal data that we collect from the application of cookies is stored on servers that are hosted in the United States. We retain personal data collected by means of cookies needed for personalized services where you have consented to the use of cookies for those purposes, and otherwise only for as long as necessary to aggregate personal data that we use for website performance and audience measurement.

7. Other Information

If you are an EU resident, you have certain rights in relation to any personal data that we process about you. These rights are set out in Section 7 of our EU Privacy Notice, which you can find here: