A cookie is a piece of data stored on your device, whether a computer, mobile phone or tablet, when you visit a website page or an application. Cookies work to make your browsing experience smooth; they remember your preferences, so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.
There are different types of cookies.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
Our website uses Session ID cookies for registration forms, quizzes and surveys and to access password protected areas such as the forum or the Community pages. We also use a persistent cookie to identify your preference for text or graphic view of our website.
Four types of cookies on the GRI Website:
Functional (necessary) cookies
This category of cookies is needed to ensure that the website works properly. Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. Your prior consent is required to use these cookies.
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Your prior consent is required to use these cookies.
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites.The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers. Your prior consent is required to use these cookies.
In addition, there are some Unclassified Cookies. These are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.
Accepting or Refusing Cookies
You may still choose at any time to delete or disable all or part of these cookies using your browser, at a later stage by using the link below on this page, except for the necessary cookies which are required for the website to function.
To make changes to your Cookie Consent visit our cookie declaration page here.
Browser settings for Managing Cookies
If you do not want our websites to store cookies on your device, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. You can also adjust your settings so that your browser refuses most of our cookies or only certain cookies from third parties. You can also withdraw your consent to cookies by deleting the cookies that have already been stored.
To achieve this:
1. Go to your browser settings
2. To delete the existing cookies: Go to browsing history and select the criteria to delete the browsing data (includes option to select from – cookies, form data, passwords etc.)
3. Also, you can opt to delete cookies from the past 1 hour, 1 day, all of them, etc.
Every browser also provides the option to set preconditions for managing cookies which can be found under cookie settings (wording may differ) – example: Always allow websites to save cookies; Save cookies only until the session is active; Or the cookies should be removed once the user exits the browser.
The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use the help function on your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser.
If you use different devices to view and access the GRI website (e.g. your computer, mobile phone, tablet) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the website, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of a website.