Cookies Policy

Introduction

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers that is automatically downloaded on to your device when you access our website. The file is stored in your web browser’s temporary files folder.

Cookies enable you to use our sites, help to personalise your experience and allow us to recognise your computer, smartphone or portable device.

If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive cookies when using our website.

Scope

This Cookies Policy covers our website ‘www.grindeys.co.uk’. It does not apply to any other websites that may be linked to our website.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to help websites to work more efficiently and to provide statistical information to the website administrator.

Cookies will collect information about your IP address, operating system, duration of session and browser type.

We may use cookies to remember your settings when you visit our website, but neither Google nor us can identify you from cookie information alone.

Most of our cookies are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave our website or shortly thereafter.

Cookies are not harmful to you or your computer and do not allow us to access your computer.

For further information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org/faqs/cookie-file.html.

Cookies That We Have Set

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

FUELDID

Unique identifier for each user session, remembers previous actions such as user entered text when navigating back a page in the same session.

When you close your browser

This cookie is integral to the site which won’t operate correctly without it.

Cookies Set By Google Analytics

These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages are visited most often or if they get error messages from web pages.

These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor apart from the IP address. Our Google Analytics settings will anonymise your IP address as soon as it is received by Google Analytics to prevent it being used to identify you.

Information from cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.

We do not control the use of these cookies and you should check Google’s privacy policy if you have any concerns. Google stores the information collected by Google Analytics on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices.

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

utma

Determines unique visitors

This cookie is typically written to your browser on the first visit to our site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by you and you subsequently visit our site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

26 months

utmb

Determines page views

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When you view a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes of inactivity

utmc

Determines session status

This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for you. In particular, this cookie is not provided with an expiration date, so it expires when the user exits the browser. Should a user visit our site, exit the browser and then return to our website within 30 minutes, the absence of the __utmc cookie indicates that a new session needs to be established, despite the fact that the __utmb cookie has not yet expired

When you close your browser

utmz

Determines the referral route used by you to reach our site

This cookie stores the referral route used by you to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.

26 months

What can I do to manage cookies stored on my computer or phone?

You can accept or refuse cookies. Accepting cookies is usually the best way to make sure you get the best from a website.

Most PCs automatically accept them but you can change your browser settings to restrict, block or delete cookies if you want. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Many browsers have universal privacy settings for you to choose from.

Please be aware that changing cookie preferences may adversely affect your browsing experience and could mean that certain parts of our website do not work.

Your Choice – Opt Out?

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by visiting the Google site http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Accountability

These websites are owned and operated by Grindeys LLP, Glebe Court, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1ET. Grindeys LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England under number OC312191.If you wish to view our Data Protection Act registration the reference is Z5307657. Our VAT number is 991 2756 85.

We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.