[Last Updated 5th May 2023]
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:
The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie records the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie records the user consent for the cookies in the "Analytics" category.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||1 year||The GDPR Cookie Consent plugin sets the cookie to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie records the user consent for the cookies in the "Necessary" category.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie stores user consent for cookies in the category "Others".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie stores the user consent for cookies in the category "Performance".|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||1 year||CookieYes sets this cookie to record the default button state of the corresponding category and the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|csrftoken||1 year||This cookie is associated with Django web development platform for python. Used to help protect the website against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks|
|JSESSIONID||session||New Relic uses this cookie to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.|
|SRCHD||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|SRCHUID||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|SRCHUSR||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.
|debug||never||No description available.|
|gm_country_code||7 days||Description is currently not available.|
|SRCHHPGUSR||1 year 24 days||No description available.|
|zoom||never||No description available.|
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.
|_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.|
|ANONCHK||10 minutes||The ANONCHK cookie, set by Bing, is used to store a user's session ID and verify ads' clicks on the Bing search engine. The cookie helps in reporting and personalization as well.|
|bcookie||1 year||LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser IDs.|
|bscookie||1 year||LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.|
|fr||3 months||Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites with Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.|
|IDE||1 year 24 days||Google DoubleClick IDE cookies store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads according to the user profile.|
|mgref||1 year||This cookie is set by Eventbrite to deliver content tailored to the end user's interests and improve content creation. It is also used for event-booking purposes.|
|muc_ads||1 year 1 month 4 days||Twitter sets this cookie to collect user behaviour and interaction data to optimize the website.|
|MUID||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to recognise unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operations.|
|personalization_id||1 year 1 month 4 days||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.|
|SUID||12 hours||Google Analytics sets this cookie to collect data on user preferences and/or interaction with web campaign content (Microsoft).|
|test_cookie||15 minutes||doubleclick.net sets this cookie to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|UserMatchHistory||1 month||LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||5 months 27 days||YouTube sets this cookie to measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.|
|YSC||session||Youtube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||never||YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.|
|yt-remote-device-id||never||YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.|
|yt.innertube::nextId||never||YouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
|yt.innertube::requests||never||YouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
|_clck||1 year||Microsoft Clarity sets this cookie to retain the browser's Clarity User ID and settings exclusive to that website. This guarantees that actions taken during subsequent visits to the same website will be linked to the same user ID.|
|_clsk||1 day||Microsoft Clarity sets this cookie to store and consolidate a user's pageviews into a single session recording.|
|_fbp||3 months||Facebook sets this cookie to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting the website.|
|_ga||1 year 1 month 4 days||Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.|
|_ga_*||1 year 1 month 4 days||Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.|
|_gat_UA-*||1 minute||Google Analytics sets this cookie for user behaviour tracking.|
|_gcl_au||3 months||Google Tag Manager sets the cookie to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.|
|_gid||1 day||Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.|
|_s||1 year||This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite.|
|ajs_anonymous_id||never||This cookie is set by Segment to count the number of people who visit a certain site by tracking if they have visited before.|
|ajs_group_id||never||This cookie is set by Segment to track visitor usage and events within the website.|
|ajs_user_id||never||This cookie is set by Segment to help track visitor usage, events, target marketing, and also measure application performance and stability.|
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||1 month||Linkedin set this cookie to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie.|
|CLID||1 year||Microsoft Clarity set this cookie to store information about how visitors interact with the website. The cookie helps to provide an analysis report. The data collection includes the number of visitors, where they visit the website, and the pages visited.|
|CONSENT||2 years||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded YouTube videos and registers anonymous statistical data.|
|ln_or||1 day||Linkedin sets this cookie to registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website for internal analytics.|
|MR||7 days||This cookie, set by Bing, is used to collect user information for analytics purposes.|
|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.|
|SM||session||Microsoft Clarity cookie set this cookie for synchronizing the MUID across Microsoft domains.|
|vuid||1 year 1 month 4 days||Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos on the website.|
|wow.anonymousId||1 year 1 month 4 days||This is a analytic cookie used to store anonymous visitor ID. It tracks the visitor uniquely between visits.|
|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.|
|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|
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
|__cf_bm||30 minutes||Cloudflare set the cookie to support Cloudflare Bot Management.|
|_EDGE_S||session||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|_EDGE_V||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to display map content using Bing Maps.|
|li_gc||5 months 27 days||Linkedin set this cookie for storing visitor's consent regarding using cookies for non-essential purposes.|
|lidc||1 day||LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.|
|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.|
|twk_idm_key||session||Tawk set this cookie to allow the website to recognise the visitor in order to optimize the chat-box functionality.|
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
|_gat||1 minute||Google Universal Analytics sets this cookie to restrain request rate and thus limit data collection on high-traffic sites.|
|_uetsid||1 day||Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.|
|_uetvid||1 year 24 days||Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.|
|G||1 year||Cookie used to facilitate the translation into the preferred language of the visitor.|
|SRM_B||1 year 24 days||Used by Microsoft Advertising as a unique ID for visitors.|
|wow.schedule||20 minutes||This cookie is set by the provider Communigator.This cookie is used to track the Load Balance Session Queue.|
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
Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices/ or www.youronlinechoices.com
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