Cookie Notice
1. Information about our use of cookies
  • 1.1 This policy explains how we use cookies on (this “Website”). We recommend that you read our cookies policy so that you are aware of how we use them and can take steps to reject or delete the cookies if you do not agree to them being used.
  • 1.2 Cookies are small text files stored on your device and used by website operators in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the operators of the website or certain third parties. Each cookie usually contains a unique string of characters, which allows a website to distinguish your browser or device from other users.
  • 1.3 We use cookies to enable you to navigate between pages and to generally improve your user experience. We also use cookies to analyze how users interact with this Website, to enable you to share content using social media, and to provide you with embedded content from third parties. We also sometimes use cookie type technologies in emails to identify how users come to this Website so that we can evaluate and measure the effectiveness of our email marketing.
  • 1.4 We may combine information collected via cookies with information such as your IP address, the type of browser, device, and operating system, for example to provide statistical information about visitors to the Website. Where this Website uses third party cookies, you should check with the relevant third party to see how they use cookies (see section 3 below).
  • 1.5 The cookies that we currently use on the Website are summarised in more detail below. We recommend that you read our cookies policy so that you are aware of how we use them and can take steps to reject or delete the cookies if you do not agree to them being used.
  • 1.6 In this cookies policy, we use the term "cookie" to mean a cookie and any other similar technology, such as web beacons, local stored objects, and pixel tags.
2. Consent to the use of cookies
  • 2.1 Cookies that are essential to the operation of the Website are set automatically. These are described in section 3.1 below.
  • 2.2 We also use analytics cookies on this Website to help us understand how it is used. Our use of analytics cookies is described in section 3.2 below. Unless you use the cookie control to opt-out, the analytics cookies will be set automatically upon closing clicking "save and close" in the cookie control.
  • 2.3 The other cookies described in this policy will only be set where you have given your consent. You can control your consent using the cookie control on the Website.
  • 2.4 We may also remind you about our use of cookies and ask you to reconfirm your consent to cookies when you register for certain services or activate a certain function on the Website that relies on the use of cookies.
3. Cookies we use
We use the following cookies on this Website:
  • 3.1 Strictly Necessary. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies are set automatically.
  • 3.2 Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around this Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way this Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • 3.3 Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to this Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • 3.4 Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to this Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make this Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • 3.5 Third Party Cookies. In addition to the cookies listed above, we also use the following third-party cookies for performance and functional purposes, to provide additional function and to make it easier for you to share content on this Website. These are cookies that are set by a third party when you access this Website and controlled by that third party.
  • 3.6 When you interact with our Websites, both we and certain third parties (such as our advertising networks, digital advertising partners and social media platforms) collect information about your online activities, over time and across third-party websites (such as on websites that serve our ads). We may use such information to provide you with advertising about products and services tailored to your individual interests. We also may obtain information for this purpose from third-party websites on which our ads are served. You may see certain ads on other websites because we engage third-party ad buying networks through which we target our messaging to users through demographic, interest-based and contextual means. The information our ad networks collect on our behalf may include data about your visits to websites that serve our advertisements, such as the pages or advertisements you view and the actions you take on the websites. This data collection takes place both on our Websites and on third-party websites that participate in these ad networks. This process helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. To learn how to opt out of this ad network interest-based advertising, click here:
  • 3.7 We may also use “Social Media” cookies to personalize your interaction with third party social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, where our Website uses such features. Such cookies recognize users of these social media sites when you view social media content on our Website. They also allow you to quickly share content across media, through the use of simple “sharing” buttons. We use the following Social Media cookies: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Tumblr. For further information about those Social Media cookies please see here:
  • 3.8 A list of the cookies used on this Website can be found at the bottom of this notice.
4. Accepting and rejecting cookies
  • 4.1 Other than those cookies listed as being strictly necessary for the operation of this Website, we will not deploy any cookies without your consent. You can provide consent through use of OneTrust technology or by amending your browser settings – more information on this is in section 4.3 below.
  • 4.2 Some cookies are strictly necessary to allow you to use the website and its features, such as storing items in your basket. Without these cookies these features cannot be provided which may impair the functionality of the website meaning you are unable to shop on our website.
  • 4.3 You can select the cookies you would like this website to store on your device by changing your browser settings. Each browser allows you to restrict or block cookies in different ways. Details on how to do this in each browser can be found on the ICO website (please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites), visit: You can find more information about cookies at: Below are a few examples of how to adjust your browser settings:
    • In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
    • In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
    • In Google Chrome, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking the “Chrome Menu” on the browser tool bar, “Settings”, “Show Advanced Settings”, “Privacy”, “Cookies” and select your preferred setting.
  • 4.4 Within most browsers you can utilise private browsing modes that typically do not save local data associated with the session, such as cookies. These are typically deleted when you close all the windows.
  • 4.5 You can install a browser add-on to opt-out of Google Analytics in your browser across all websites (please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites), visit:
  • 4.6 Please note that Cookie Control uses a cookie to remember your preferences. If you clear any cookies from your browser or device, then you will need to reactivate your Cookie Control preferences when you next visit this Website.
5. Changes to this policy
  • This cookies policy may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically so that you are aware of any changes.
6. Contact us
  • 6.1 For further information from us on any of this Cookie Notice or for any queries relating to them, please contact us by email at or write to us at William Grant & Sons Ltd, The Old Court House, 7 Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RF.
[Drafting Note: The table below is an example table. Each website will have its own cookies and so this needs to be amended on a case by case basis.]
Suggested CategoryCookie NameDescriptionLifespanType (HTTP Cookie, Local storage, Pixel etc.)
Marketing_gaThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 1 years, although this is customisable by website owners.1 years
Marketing_ga_EZ6E1CZ211This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.1 years
Functional_localeUsed to record the language or region you select when visit the website30 days