[Last Updated 29th April 2021]
What are cookies?
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Grey Matter) are called “first party cookies”. Only the website owner can access the first party cookies it sets. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and social sharing). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your device both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits other websites that have partnered with them. We do not control the third party cookies set on our site, and we suggest you check the third parties’ websites for more information about the cookies they use and how you can manage them.
Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.
We use the cookies below for the specified purposes:
|bscookie||Advertisement||This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.||2 years|
|MUID||Advertisement||Used by Microsoft as a unique identifier. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this cookie is to synchronize the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.||1 year 24 days|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Advertisement||This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.||5 months 27 days|
|IDE||Advertisement||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.||1 year 24 days|
|test_cookie||Advertisement||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
|_omappvp||Analytics||The cookie is set to identify new vs returning users. The cookie is used in conjunction with _omappvs cookie to determine whether a user is new or returning.||11 years|
|_omappvs||Analytics||The cookie is used to in conjunction with the _omappvp cookies. If the cookies are set, the user is a returning user. If neither of the cookies are set, the user is a new user.||20 minutes|
|_ga||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gid||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.||1 day|
|wow.anonymousId||Analytics||This is a analytic cookie used to store anonymous visitor ID. It tracks the visitor uniquely between visits.||2 years|
|wow.session||Analytics||This cookie is set by the provider Communigator.This cookie is used to track the Internet Information Services(IIS) session state.||20 minutes|
|wow.utmvalues||Analytics||This cookie is from Communigator. This cookie is used to store UTM values for the session.UTM values are specific text strings that are appended to URLs that allow Communigator to track the URLs and the UTM values when they get clicked on||20 minutes|
|MUIDB||Analytics||This cookie is used by MicroSoft and collects data about users of visits on multiple website. This data is used to analyze the efficiency of advertisements on websites.||1 year 24 days|
|cusid||Analytics||This cookie is set by the provider Click Dimension. This cookie is unique user session identifier to track page visits on the webiste. It Expires after after 30 mintues.||30 minutes|
|lang||Functional||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.||session|
|bcookie||Functional||This cookie is set by linkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.||2 years|
|lidc||Functional||This cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.||1 day|
|TawkConnectionTime||Functional||This cookie is set by Tawk.to which is a live chat functionality. The cookie is used to remember users so that previous chats can be linked together to provide better and improved service.||session|
|_EDGE_S||Functional||This cookie is set by the provider Bing. This cookie is used for displaying map content using Bing maps. It is a session cookie.|
|_EDGE_V||Functional||This cookie is set by the provider Bing. This cookie is used for displaying map content using Bing maps.||1 year 24 days|
|__cf_bm||Functional||This cookie is set by CloudFare. The cookie is used to support Cloudfare Bot Management.||30 minutes|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||Necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||Necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”.||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||Necessary||This cookies is set by GDPR Cookie Consent WordPress Plugin. The cookie is used to remember the user consent for the cookies under the category “Analytics”.||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||Necessary||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Advertisement”.||1 year|
|AWSALBCORS||Necessary||This cookie is used for load balancing services provded by Amazon inorder to optimize the user experience. Amazon has updated the ALB and CLB so that customers can continue to use the CORS request with stickness.||7 days|
|__cfduid||Necessary||The cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.||1 month|
|SRCHD||Necessary||This cookie is set by the provider Bing. This cookie is used for proper functioning of the website.||1 year 24 days|
|SRCHUSR||Necessary||This cookie is set by the provider Bing. This cookie is used for proper functioning of the website.||1 year 24 days|
|_SS||Necessary||This cookie is set by the provider Bing. This cookie is used for proper functioning of the website.||session|
|ARRAffinity||Necessary||This cookie is set by websites that run on Windows Azure cloud platform. The cookie is used to affinitize a client to an instance of an Azure Web App.||session|
|csrftoken||Necessary||This cookie is associated with Django web development platform for python. Used to help protect the website against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||Others||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.||1 year|
|UserMatchHistory||Others||Linkedin – Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.||1 month|
|AWSALB||Others||AWSALB is a cookie generated by the Application load balancer in the Amazon Web Services. It works slightly different from AWSELB.||7 days|
|SRCHUID||Others||This cookie is set by the provider Bing. This cookie is used for proper functioning of the website.||1 year 24 days|
|SRCHHPGUSR||Others||1 year 24 days|
|CONSENT||Others||16 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours|
|wow.schedule||Performance||This cookie is set by the provider Communigator.This cookie is used to track the Load Balance Session Queue.||20 minutes|
|YSC||Performance||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.||session|
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, or to understand whether you have come to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will often impair their functioning.
How can you control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences through our cookie consent tool when you load the site.
You can also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis.
- Block third party cookies.
- Block cookies from particular sites.
- Block all cookies from being set.
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. This includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set.
The links below take you to the ‘Help’ sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.
Managing advertising cookies
How often will we update this Cookie Notice?
The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.
Where can you get further information?
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org