What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit the website or a particular page.
The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit. Cookies serve many functions. For example, they can help us to remember your preferences and analyse how well our website is performing. Certain cookies contain personal information - for example, if you click to "remember me" when making an online purchase, a persistent cookie will be written for your next visit to this page.
What sort of cookies does this website use?
1st Party Cookies (Our Cookies)
|Text Resizing - Triple AAA functionality is used for increasing or decreasing of font size (as well as layout, where required). These cookies are used to preserve the font size.||When you close your browser|
|hsid||Email Alert Tool - hsid is a session cookie which allows you to go from page to page within the email alerts subscription area and remain logged in.||When you close your browser|
|jconsent_consent||Cookie Disclaimer - The cookie tracks the user preference as to whether they want to see the cookie disclaimer each time they visit the site.||When you close your browser|
|jconsent_permanentConsent||Cookie Disclaimer - The cookie tracks the user preference as to whether they want to see the cookie disclaimer each time they visit the site.||Permanent cookie expires after 365 days|
3rd Party Cookies (Performance cookies)
Cookies set by Google Analytics are shown in the table below.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so, information about your use of the Grafton website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the Grafton website, how the website is found (from referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally. These cookies are only used to improve how the Website works.
|__utma||After 2 years|
|__utmb||After 30 minutes|
|__utmc||When you close your browser|
|__utmv||After 2 years|
|__utmz||After 6 months|
Can a website user block cookies?
As explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website. However, if you do wish to disable cookies, then please follow the instructions below.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.
How to enable and disable cookies using your browser
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
- Select Settings
- Click 'Show advanced settings'
- In the "Privacy" section, click the 'Content settings' button
- To enable cookies in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Allow local data to be set', this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
- To disable cookies, in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Block sites from setting any data'
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome.
- For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
- Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
- In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
- To enable cookies: Set the slider to 'Medium' or below
- To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Internet Explorer.
- For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select 'Options'
- Select the Privacy panel
- To enable cookies: Check 'Accept cookies for sites'
- To disable cookies: Uncheck 'Accept cookies for sites'
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox.
- For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
- Click on 'Setting' at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
- Select 'Quick Preferences'
- To enable cookies: check "Enable Cookies"
- To disable cookies: uncheck "Enable Cookies"
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera.
- For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari on OSX
- Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
- Click on 'Security'
- To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
- To disable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Never'
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari.
- For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
All other browsers
Please look for a "help" function in the browser or contact the browser provider.