Updated as of January 1, 2023
A “cookie” is a small piece of information stored on your device when you visit a website. The cookie means that the Site will remember you and how you’ve used the Site every time you come back.
A cookie can be a “persistent” or “session” cookie. A “persistent” cookie will remain for a period of time set for that cookie or until you delete the cookie, depending on your browser settings. A “session-based” cookie is allocated only for the duration of your visit to our website and automatically expires or erases when you close down your browser.
Cookies themselves don’t hold personally identifiable information (“PII”). They only have a unique alphanumeric identifier that sits on your browser. And in many cases, we won’t be able to link the information we collect by using a cookie back to you. They can, however, enable us to link that information back to you and your personal information, for example, when you log in, or choose to register for a service, white paper, or newsletter.
We’ve put our cookies into the following categories or “types”, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
(1) Strictly necessary – these are used to help make our Site work efficiently.
(2) Performance – these are used to analyze the way our Site works and how we can improve it.
(3) Functionality – these help to enhance your experience by doing things like remembering products you’ve added to your basket.
To sign up for information or Services with Gritstone, you must have cookies enabled on your internet browser. If you choose not to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse our Site, but it will restrict some of the functionality of our Site and what you can do.
If you don't wish to accept cookies from one of our emails, you can choose not to download any images or click on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies, whether included on websites or in emails. Depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may sometimes be automatically accepted (for example, when you’ve added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). For more information, refer to your email browser or device instructions.
You can set your web browser to alert you when a cookie is being used. You can also get information on the duration of the cookie and what server your data is being returned to. You then can accept or reject the cookie. Additionally, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers.
You can opt in or out of cookies at any time – except strictly necessary cookies (these are used to help make our website work efficiently). If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and our servers can detect the geolocation information provided by your device via IP address or other geolocation services, then all cookies other than Strictly Necessary Cookies will be set to “off” when you visit our Site. Please note that you may not be able to access all of the functionality of our Site if your cookies are turned off. EEA users may opt-in to or opt-out of these cookies by toggling their cookie preferences. Users outside of the EEA will automatically be set to “accept all cookies.” However, such users may opt out of Targeting or Advertising Cookies by using the cookie preferences tool. You may also “clear” all cookies to force our cookie preferences panel to restart so that you may change your cookie preferences at any time. Currently it is impossible to synchronize your cookies settings between all of your browsers and devices (e.g., your computer and your smartphone), so you must manage cookies on each browser, on each device. Some browsers, but not all, may offer limited synchronization of cookies.
Information on controlling and deleting cookies is available at https://allaboutcookies.org/. Some of the more popular browsers (and links to manage your cookies on each) are:
Please note that some services may not function or may have more limited functionality if your web browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them ‘trusted websites’ in your web browser.
If you want to opt-out of cookies across different advertising networks, the Network Advertising Initiative website – www.networkadvertising.org – has more information and guidance.