Cookie Policy

This site use "cookies" which help us to track basic visitor information in order that we can better tailor the site and your future visits to your needs. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can disable this function by changing your browser settings if you so wish. Please note that by doing so you will not be able to take advantage of any special offers.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text-only strings of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of your browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. When you visit our website we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways: to help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content to match your preferred interests. to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

How cookies help you

By using cookies we will be able to see how our website is being used. This means that we will be able to identify the most popular areas of the website and make it easier for you to access them. They also help us to be more efficient as we can learn what information is important to you.

Use of Cookies

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

civicAllowCookiesCookie Control cookies. These cookies are set in order to remember preferences in regards to cookies. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality.

These cookies are associated with the network firewall service from Cloudflare. Its purpose is to provide DDoS protection, bot management, CDN, and more.
__gads This cookie is associated with the Ad Manager service from Google. Its purpose is to serve ads such as banners and MPUs on the site.
This cookie is associated with the payment service from Stripe. Its purpose is to allows Stripe to detect suspicious behavior that may be indicative of fraud.
We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and does not associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
This cookie is associated with our product experience insights tool Hotjar. Its purpose is to collect behavior analytics and feedback data to help us empathise with and understand our users.
csrf_cookie Essential CSRF token cookie across all Executive Grapevine sites. This cookie is set in order to provide Cross-Site Request Forgery protection for our forms.
egsession Essential visitor session cookie across all Executive Grapevine sites. This cookie is set in order to track your visits and all site-wide preferences.
egdevice Essential visitor device cookie across all Executive Grapevine sites. This cookie is set in order to offer you better cross-device experience.
mytoken Essential myGrapevine token cookie across all Executive Grapevine sites. This cookie is set in order to provide consistant myGrapevine user experience cross all sites we own.
previews Essential preview gate cookie across all content sites. This cookie is set in order to provide content preview experience for readers.
visitor_id The visitor cookie includes a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier. This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code.
visitor_id-hash The visitor hash cookie contains the account ID and stores a unique hash. This cookie is a security measure to make sure that a malicious user can't fake a visitor from Pardot and access corresponding prospect information.
Data Protection and Confidentiality

Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used.

How to manage your cookies

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser and you can also stop cookies being stored on your computer in future. In order to do this you should refer to your browser’s instructions by clicking “help” in your browser menu. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. We regularly monitor this website and will update this list of cookies when necessary.

Email tracking

If you use our service to register to receive communications via email then messages you receive may be trackable at an individual level, allowing us to determine, for example, opens and link clicks. This information is generally used to help assess the effectiveness of communications so that we can improve them and may occasionally be used to send relevant further communications in response to your actions (e.g. clicking a particular link) or inactions (e.g. not opening an email). You can unsubscribe from email communications at any time using the unsubscription link contained in each message.