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At Grant Thornton UK LLP we only use cookies to monitor the performance of our website and to improve user experience.

If you would like to know what specific cookies we use please click here.

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What cookies we use:

Cookie use Cookie Name Purpose Data Collected/Accessed Type (Session /Persistent)
Google Analytics _utma This cookie is typically written to your browser upon your first visit to the G website from your particular browser. We use this cookie to help determine the total number of unique visitors to the G website. Persistent
_utmb This cookie is used to identify the start of a user session and subsequently which pages are viewed. We use this data to help us identify and ensure the content we provide to you is engaging and relevant. Session
_utmc The _utmc cookie is used to register when a visit has ended when the browser is closed. This cookie operates in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session. Session
_utmz This cookie stores the method / location of how you reached the G website. This cookie helps us track and analyse the performance and relevance of our marketing campaigns. Persistent
_ga This is used to identify unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. calculate visitors, session and campaign data. The pathway of the user on the site. Persistent
_gat This is used to throttle the request rate – monitoring the performance of the site by limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Same as above. Session
Cookie use Cookie Name Purpose Data Collected/Accessed Type (Session /Persistent)
Gigya Cookies ASP.NET _SessionId This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session, which allows the application to save your preferences. For example, language preferences, these would be stored to ensure that each time you visit our site you do not have to reset these preferences. Session
gst Server ticket for 2nd phase of login. Parameters of 1st phase of login. Persistent
ucid Unique computer identifier for unique users reporting purposes. A unique ID. Persistent
gmid User Cookie. Used to identify the logged in user. Persistent
_gig_llp Last login provider name for Login “welcome back” screen. Last login provider name. Persistent
_gig_llu Last login provider username for Login “welcome back” screen. Last login provider username. Persistent
_gig_lt The login token received from Gigya after successful Login. Successful login information. Session
Cookie use Cookie Name Purpose Data Collected/Accessed Type (Session /Persistent)
Vuture Cookies _VxSessionId (session), _VxLog (persistent) These cookies are session cookies (temporary cookies that expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser) and persistent cookies (deleted after one year if you have not visited this website again or if you clear your browser’s cookie cache). Vuture* collects anonymous data on unknown website visitors and allows for known website visitors (in our client database) to be identified at an individual level. We use this information to personalise content and to make our marketing more relevant. We do not allow Vuture to use or share our data. Vuture – a third-party email communication platform that we use to distribute client alerts and invitations Session & Persistent
Cookie use Cookie Name Purpose Data Collected/Accessed Type (Session /Persistent)
Additional third party cookies PHPSESSID The session ID is part of a cookie that is sent to the browser of the user. Session IDs are a 120-bit random number that is represented by a 20-character string. A session state user is identified by a session ID. Session
nmstat Contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. Persistent
lidc This cookie is associated to the social media button on the website. Used to track which pages the user visits to collect them. Session
ysc Used to analyse the performance of embedded YouTube videos on our website. It collects anonymous statistics and performance data from the YouTube video accessed by the user. Session
VISITOR_ INFO1_LIVE Same as above. Same as above. Persistent
siteimproveses This cookie is used to reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker. It collects data from the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site. Session

What personal data do we collect?

We log your IP address in order to receive and send information from and to you over the internet.

When you register with us, visit our website, use our services, make an enquiry, order products or services from us, you may be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. We automatically collect data about visitors to our website (for example on browsing patterns) by using cookies


This is the website of Grant Thornton UK LLP, a limited liability partnership, trading as G. A list of members is available from our registered office.

Registered office: Grant Thornton House, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG.

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This Cookie notice was last updated on 03 July 2018.