Legal Information

How we use cookies

This page sets out how Gresham obtains information using cookie files and information about your computer. You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings (see below); however, unless you do so, by using this Website, you consent to the use of cookies by and on behalf of Gresham as set out below.

Gresham may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and management. This is statistical data about users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, Gresham may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help improve this Website and deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable Gresham to estimate audience size and usage pattern; store information about your preferences, and so allow this Website to be customised according to your individual interests; speed up your searches; and recognise you when you return to this Website. You can see a detailed description of each cookie we use, the information it collects and how long each cookie is retained below.


Strictly necessary cookies

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Description of cookie



This cookie has two functions.

Firstly it serves as a session cookie for extranet users. Without this cookie, an extranet user will have to login to each individual page in the extranet.

Secondly it enables us to monitor the pages that a user visits while they navigate around our website.

1 year from date set.


You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of this Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, this Website's system will issue cookies when you access this Website. If you would like more information on how to set your browser to refuse cookies, click here.


Google Analytics cookies

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help Gresham analyse how users use the Website. The information generated by this cookie (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for Gresham and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can download a tool here which allows you to opt out of all Google Analytics cookies.


Cookie name

Description of cookie



This cookie is typically written to your browser upon your first visit to the Gresham website from your particular browser. Using an alternative browser would require a further unique cookie to be written and stored within that browser. We use this cookie to help determine the total number of unique visitors to the Gresham website.

2 years from set/update


This cookie is used to identify the start of a user session and subsequently which pages are viewed. Each time you visit a new page, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes to ensure your session does not expire prematurely. We use this data to help us identify and ensure the content we provide to you is engaging and relevant. The data is also used to help analyse the overall performance of our website and helps provide insights into how we can improve it.

30 minutes from set/update


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.

End of session


This cookie stores the method / location of how you reached the Gresham website. This could be via a direct method, referring link, search engine search, or a campaign such as a banner advert or email link. This cookie helps us track and analyse the performance and relevance of our marketing campaigns by telling us where you came from and then what content you viewed on our site.

6 months from set/update