Grant Thornton UK LLP wants to protect the privacy of visitors to our website and that of our clients and members of our National Alumni. Please read the following policy; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. We may change our privacy policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit our website.

Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this privacy policy, including our use of cookies as explained below.  

By using this site you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

What personal data do we collect?

We log your Internet Protocol (IP) address in order to receive and send information from and to you over the internet.

When you register with us, visit our website, use our services, make an enquiry, order products or services from us, you may be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. We automatically collect data about visitors to our website (for example on browsing patterns) by using cookies. (See below.) This data is used only in an anonymous form; no individual is identified.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data or message that is sent from an organisation's web server to your web browser and is then stored on your hard drive. Cookies can't read data off your hard drive or cookie files created by other sites, and do not damage your system.

However, you can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. Web browsers allow you to control cookies stored on your hard drive through the web browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

At Grant Thornton UK LLP we only use cookies to monitor the performance of our website and to improve user experience.

If you choose not to accept our cookies, some of the features of our site may not work as well as we intend.

Cookies used by Grant Thornton UK LLP website

Cookie type

Cookie name


Google analytics





These cookies are used to monitor the performance of our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visits to our site, where visitors have come from to the site and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit


adiV -

adiLP -

adiVi -

We use 'AdInsite' on certain pages to track visits and repeat visits to specific pages on the site. The cookies contain no personally identifiable information

The 'adiV' cookie contains an identifier number which is used by 'AdInsight' to track a visitor over time. This allows 'AdInsight' to show multiple visits made by a customer over time from the same browser. This cookie is set to expire 1 year after the visitor leaves the website. 

The 'adiLP' cookie is used to help track visitor's who have multiple tabs open in the same browser to prevent errors in tracking.

The 'adiVi' cookie contains an identifier number which is used by 'AdInsight' to help track a visitors path while they are on the website. This cookie is set to expire 30 minutes after the visitor leaves the website.

Expression Engine cookies (PHP sites)

Exp_last_visit, Thinking_last_visit, Alumni_last_visit

exp_last-activity, Thinking_last-activity, Alumni_last-activity

We use a platform called Expression Engine to host some of our 'Thinking' content. The platform uses some cookies to help with user experience. No personally identifiable information is stored in these cookies.

These cookies contain the date of your last activity within areas of our 'Thinking' articles. No personally identifiable information is stored in these cookies

This information allows Grant Thornton UK LLP to redirect you to the page you were on before submitting a comment or sending us an email through the contact form. No personally identifiable information is stored in these cookies.

Content Management System (EPiServer)

.EPiServerLogin, _epiAntiForgeryToken


These cookies are used by our content management system and not relevant to site visitors, only Grant Thornton UK LLP employees who edit and administer the site.

.Net cookies 


This cookie contains the user's session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser). The ASP.NET_SessionId cookie sent to the web browser is used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

Vuture cookies

_VxSessionId (session), _VxLog (persistent)

These cookies are session cookies (temporary cookies that expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser) and persistent cookies (deleted after one year if you have not visited this website again or if you clear your browser's cookie cache). Vuture* collects anonymous data on unknown website visitors and allows for known website visitors (in our client database) to be identified at an individual level. We use this information to personalise content and to make our marketing more relevant. We do not allow Vuture to use or share our data.
*Vuture - a third-party email communication platform that we use to distribute client alerts and invitations.





We use SessionCam, a website recording service, in order to identify usability issues in regards to customer journeys. SessionCam may record mouse clicks and movements, page scrolling, form input and mobile gestures. When you visit our website, SessionCam may log your IP address to collect geographic information on our site visitors.

Data gathered by SessionCam is for Grant Thornton’s internal use only. For more information and to find out how they use cookies, view SessionCam's privacy policy.

How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data to provide goods and services to you or your organisation, to let you know about other goods and services in which you may be interested, and to process any on-line payments.

We may also use your personal data to carry out research about our visitors' and clients' demographics, interests and behaviour. We do this to better understand our visitors, clients and potential clients. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated and anonymous basis.

When you give us personal data, those data may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world and may be used, stored and processed anywhere in the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area.

Whenever and wherever we collect, process or use personal data, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with our privacy policy.

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

We may pass your personal data to anyone who needs the data in order to fulfil your order(s) for our goods and services, or process any payment. Some of these may be located outside the European Economic Area.

We may pass your personal data to other Grant Thornton national firms or to our data processors. Some of these may be located outside the European Economic Area.

If you are a member of our National Alumni Scheme we may use your personal data as set out in the National Alumni Terms and Conditions.

Except as set out above, we will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so or allowed to do so, by law, or where we need to do so in order to run our business (for instance where we outsource services or other people process data for us).

Direct Marketing

You may at any time request us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to do this please contact us.


Our website contains links to other websites, but this Privacy Policy applies only to personal data collected via websites operated by Grant Thornton UK LLP, these include, and to how Grant Thornton UK LLP processes personal data. It does not apply to other national firms practising under the Grant Thornton name. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policy of other sites that collect or use personal data.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any other network can be guaranteed as 100% secure, but we take appropriate steps to try to protect the security of your personal data.


This is the website of Grant Thornton UK LLP, a limited liability partnership. A list of members is available from our registered office.

Registered office: Grant Thornton UK LLP, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG.

If you want to request any information about your personal data, please contact us.

Inaccuracies and Corrections

We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of any errors or inaccuracies please let us know by contacting us.

Email marketing communications

Where you receive a marketing email, event invitation or other direct mailing from us, we may collect information about to determine whether you have visited our site and which sections you have viewed to enable use to make our communications more relevant for you.

If you do not want us to collect information as to whether you have visited our site from email communications you will need to unsubscribe. We will automatically log this information on our database, and your preference will be maintained on a ‘marketing suppression list’.

In our event invitations and confirmations we provide options to allow you to accept, decline, cancel and register (if you are not the original recipient of the email) for your specified event. Cookies are generated to record in our database the option you have chosen in order to help us manage the event.