Last updated: 1st September 2012
Cookies are small data files which are sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user’s device. They are helpful because they help to make a website work better for a user.
GrimeHQ users can manage and/or delete cookies as they wish. Information about how to do this is provided in the section How to manage cookies.
A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and is stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to report on website traffic. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
Cookies on GrimeHQ.com are used in a number of ways.
GrimeHQ uses a range of analytics tools to collect information about how people use its sites. This helps us make sure sites are meeting users’ needs and to find out how we could improve.
Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there and what they click on. Information supplied by cookies help GrimeHQ to analyse the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience.
Analytics cookies do not collect or store users’ personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. GrimeHQ does not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.
ii) Serving advertisements
iii) Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are not set directly by GrimeHQ, but by third-party service or functionality providers.
GrimeHQ uses a number of suppliers who set cookies on GrimeHQ.com in order to deliver the services that they are providing (for example, website analytics or advertising).
In addition, all grimehq.com pages carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.
GrimeHQ does not control the dissemination of these cookies. For more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, including how to opt-out, view their individual privacy policies listed below.
Description of cookie
Google Analytics stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
How to reject or delete this cookie
Ad serving (non-targeted)
Description of cookie
The advertisements seen on grimehq.com are served by a third-party ad serving provider called DoubleClick. The cookies accompanying the ads allow monitoring of the effectiveness of the ads (e.g. by using statistical analysis cookies) and make the ads more relevant to you (e.g. if you use our sites from outside of the UK, you may get ads from your local country).
How to reject or delete these cookies
How to manage cookies
Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.
Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help’ menu in your browser to find out to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you should refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that disabling cookies completely means that certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features.
Some cookies are not set by GrimeHQ but by other sites which provide a service or functionality on GrimeHQ.com. These are known as third-party cookies. Managing, deleting or blocking these cookies requires you to visit the websites of these third parties.
You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org