Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.
Your consent applies to the following domains: www.thegreymattersnetwork.com

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: TThese are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
__stripe_mid1 yearStripe sets this cookie cookie to process payments.
__stripe_sid30 minutesStripe sets this cookie cookie to process payments.
_gaanalytics, third party, anonymous2 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_ga_YW84YNX2G52 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_gatperformance, third party1 minuteThis cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gat_gtag_UA_130476842_11 minuteSet by Google to distinguish users.
_gcl_au3 monthsProvided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.
_gidanalytics, third party1 dayThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_GRECAPTCHA5 months 27 daysThis cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.
CONSENT2 yearsYouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Analytics" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional6 monthsThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Necessary" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarypersistent1 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. It is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarypersistent1 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. It is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non-necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Non-necessary" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-others6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category "Others".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category "Performance".
CookieLawInfoConsentpersistent1 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. It records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie
et-editor-available-post-*functionalThis cookie is set by the Elegant Themes WordPress theme used on this website. It is used to allow the website owners to edit the pages of the website.
IDEadvertising, third party1 yearUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads, with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
m2 yearsNo description available.
test_cookie15 minutesThe test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.
viewed_cookie_policypersistent1 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. It is the primary cookie that records the user consent for the usage of the cookies upon ‘accept’ and ‘reject.’ It does not track any personal data and is set only upon user action (accept/reject).
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEadvertising, third party, functional6 monthsThis cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites. It can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface, and helps YouTube estimate bandwidth
wordpress_logged_in_*functionalpersistentThis cookie is set by WordPress and is used to keep users logged in.
wordpress_sec_*functional15 daysThis cookie is set by WordPress and is used to provide protection against hackers, store account details.
wordpress_test_cookiefunctional0 minutesThis cookie is set by WordPress to check if cookies can be placed.
wp-settings-*persistent, functionalpersistentThis cookie is set by WordPress, and is used to store user preferences.
wp-settings-time-*functional1 yearThis cookie is set by WordPress, and is used to store user preferences.
wpe-authfunctional, third partysessionThis cookie is set by the hosting company WPEngine, to keep users logged in.
YSCsessionYSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
yt-remote-connected-devicesneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-device-idneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt.innertube::nextIdneverThis cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::requestsneverThis cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.