Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

We use cookies on the Grafton Group plc ("Grafton") website to enable our site to operate and enhance our user's experience. This policy explains how we do that.

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)

Name Function Expires
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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.

Name Expires
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__utmb After 30 minutes
__utmc When you close your browser
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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

Google Chrome

  • 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

Mozilla Firefox

  • 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

Opera

  • 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.




Disclaimer


THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, INTO OR WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA, OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DISTRIBUTE THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN.


The information to which this gatepost gives access (the “Materials”) is intended exclusively for persons who are residents of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, are not residents of the United States and who are not physically located in the United States. Materials do not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States or in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation would be unlawful and nothing contained herein shall form the basis of any contract or commitment whatsoever. The Materials (other than the Prospectus dated 24 June 2013 (the “Prospectus”)), have not been approved by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and neither the Materials nor the Prospectus have been approved by the regulatory authorities in Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man.


The securities referred to herein and on the pages that follow have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”), or with any securities regulatory authority of any State or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, resold, pledged, delivered, distributed or transferred, directly or indirectly, into or within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S of the Securities Act) except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any State or other jurisdiction of the United States. The securities referred to herein are being offered and sold outside the United States in offshore transactions, as defined in, and in reliance on, Regulation S under the Securities Act.


There will be no public offer of the securities referred to herein and on the pages that follow in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to offer the securities. The securities referred to herein and on the pages that follow may not be offered, sold, resold, pledged, delivered, distributed or transferred, directly or indirectly, in Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to do so or to any resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to do so.


The offer and sale of the securities referred to herein and on the pages that follow have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. Potential users of this information are requested to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions. The securities may only be offered in Jersey in compliance with the provisions of the Control of Borrowing (Jersey) Order 1958 and in accordance with all other applicable regulatory requirements. The securities may only be promoted in or from within Guernsey in compliance with the provisions of the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987 and in accordance with all other applicable regulatory requirements.


No reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in the Materials, other than in respect of the Prospectus, or on their accuracy or completeness. The contents of the Materials, other than the Prospectus, have not been verified by Grafton Group plc or its affiliates, and none of the Materials have been verified by any other person. The information in the Materials is subject to completion and change. Any potential investor should determine for itself the relevance of the information contained in the Materials and any investment in the securities should be based upon such investigation as it deems necessary. None of Grafton Group plc, its affiliates or of any of their advisers and/or agents provide legal, tax, accounting or investment advice in relation to the securities and they are not responsible for any advice you may receive from any third party. You should seek independent advice if you are in any doubt as to the suitability of an investment in the securities for your circumstances.


By clicking “I understand and agree” below, you represent, warrant, and agree that you (1) have read and understood the information set out above; (2) agree to be bound by its terms; (3) are resident in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man and DO NOT have a registered address in, and are NOT resident or physically located in, the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to distribute the Materials and are not a U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S of the Securities Act); (4) are permitted under applicable laws and regulations to receive the information contained in the pages that follow; and (5) agree that you will not transmit or otherwise send any information contained in this website, in any way, to any person in the United States or to publications with a general circulation in the United States nor participate in the offer, in any way, if you are physically located in the United States.