[Last Updated 28th March 2022]
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:
|Functional||UserMatchHistory||1 month||LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.|
|Functional||lang||session||LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user's language setting.|
|Functional||bcookie||2 years||LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.|
|Functional||lidc||1 day||LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.|
|Functional||bscookie||2 years||LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.|
|Functional||TawkConnectionTime||session||Tawk.to, a live chat functionality, sets this cookie. For improved service, this cookie helps remember users so that previous chats can be linked together.|
|Functional||_EDGE_S||session||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|Functional||_EDGE_V||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|Functional||__cf_bm||30 minutes||This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.|
|Necessary||CookieLawInfoConsent||1 year||Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|Necessary||cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Necessary" category .|
|Necessary||cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||1 year||The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|Necessary||cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category "Performance".|
|Necessary||cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Analytics" category .|
|Necessary||cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .|
|Necessary||cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category "Others".|
|Necessary||SRCHD||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|Necessary||SRCHUID||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|Necessary||SRCHUSR||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|Necessary||_SS||session||Bing sets this cookie to collect information on how visitors behave on multiple websites and to understand how they access the website, to provide relevant ads.|
|Necessary||AWSALBCORS||7 days||This cookie is managed by Amazon Web Services and is used for load balancing.|
|Necessary||JSESSIONID||6 hours||The JSESSIONID cookie is used by New Relic to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.|
|Advertisement||MUID||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to recognize unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operations.|
|Advertisement||personalization_id||2 years||Twitter sets this cookie to integrate and share features for social media and also store information about how the user uses the website, for tracking and targeting.|
|Advertisement||ANONCHK||10 minutes||The ANONCHK cookie, set by Bing, is used to store a user's session ID and also verify the clicks from ads on the Bing search engine. The cookie helps in reporting and personalization as well.|
|Advertisement||SUID||1 day||Simpli.fi sets this cookie for targeting and advertising purposes.|
|Advertisement||YSC||session||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.|
|Advertisement||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||5 months 27 days||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.|
|Advertisement||yt-remote-device-id||never||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.|
|Advertisement||yt.innertube::requests||never||This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
|Advertisement||yt.innertube::nextId||never||This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
|Advertisement||yt-remote-connected-devices||never||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.|
|Analytics||_gcl_au||3 months||Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.|
|Analytics||_ga||2 years||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.|
|Analytics||_gid||1 day||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.|
|Analytics||_gat_UA-268347-1||1 minute||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.|
|Analytics||wow.anonymousId||2 years||This is a analytic cookie used to store anonymous visitor ID. It tracks the visitor uniquely between visits.|
|Analytics||wow.session||20 minutes||This cookie is set by the provider Communigator.This cookie is used to track the Internet Information Services(IIS) session state.|
|Analytics||wow.utmvalues||20 minutes||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|
|Analytics||vuid||2 years||Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.|
|Analytics||MUIDB||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to determine how the user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.|
|Analytics||CONSENT||2 years||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.|
|Performance||_uetsid||1 day||Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.|
|Performance||_uetvid||1 year 24 days||Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.|
|Performance||wow.schedule||20 minutes||This cookie is set by the provider Communigator.This cookie is used to track the Load Balance Session Queue.|
|Performance||SRM_B||1 year 24 days||Used by Microsoft Advertising as a unique ID for visitors.|
|Performance||AWSALB||7 days||AWSALB is an application load balancer cookie set by Amazon Web Services to map the session to the target.|
|Performance||ADRUM_BTa||past||This cookie is used to optimize the visitor experience on the website by detecting errors on the website and share the information to support staff.|
|Others||SRCHHPGUSR||1 year 24 days|
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