Cookies

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 http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

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

Purpose

Google analytics

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

_gid

_gat

_ga

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

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

AdInsight

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.

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.

Content Playform cookies

ARRAffinity

EPi_NumberOfVisits

Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.

This is used to track the number of visits to the website

.Net cookies 

ASP.NET_SessionId

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.

SessionCam

sc.UserId

sc.Status

sc.ASP_NET_SESSIONID

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.

Youtube preferences

PREF

use_hitbox

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

We use YouTube to embed a selection of videos in our Thinking and campaign pages. The embedded videos do not set cookies themselves and can be played with no cookies set. However, if the 'Share' button is clicked YouTube will set cookies. The VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie attempts to estimate your bandwidth and the use_hitbox and PREF cookies increment the 'views' counter on the YouTube video and stores session preferences. These cookies don't gather information that identifies a user.