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Cookie Policy

Grimes and Company, Inc. (“Grimes”, “we”, “our” or “”us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Cookie Notice provides an overview of what cookies are and how and why we use them. Grimes may change this Cookie Notice at any time by updating this page. You can always view the latest version by visiting this page.

What Are Cookies and How We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies:

We use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies (“Cookies”) to store information, enhance your browsing experience and improve the functionality of our Website and web-based applications (“Websites”).

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies allow users to navigate between pages efficiently, remember your preferences, and generally improve user experience. 

The information set out in this notice is provided in addition to our privacy notice and should be read alongside our Privacy Notice.

Your consent and withdrawal of consent: You consent to placement of cookies on your computer by us and our third-party service providers. Please read this Cookie Notice carefully for details about why we use cookies and the information they collect from and about you. If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of Grimes’ Website, you will need to delete and block or disable cookies via your browser settings.

Who Sets Cookies:

Cookies may be set by our Website or by a third-party prior to or during your visit to our Website or if/when you visit the third-party website. These are known as ‘first party’ and ‘third party’ Cookies.

Cookie categories and definitions:

A “session cookie” may be sent to your computer or other access device when you log in to our Website. This type of cookie recognizes you if you visit multiple pages on a site during the same session, so that you do not need to be prompted for your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires and no longer has any effect. “Persistent” or longer-lasting cookies can be used for other purposes, such as to record user experience preferences when you use a website and to inform you about our products and services during and after you visit our Website. These cookies do not expire once you log out or close your browser. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits but doing so may interfere with your use of our Website.

Strictly Necessary
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but that means some parts of the site will no longer work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Analytics
These cookies are used so that online services can collect information about how the user accessed the website and to help understand how users interact with a website, e.g., the number of users on a website, how long a user in on a site, and what areas of the site the user visited.

Essential or Functional
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

We use functionality cookies for such purposes as:

  • Remember settings you’ve applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colors
  • Remember if you’ve already filled in a form or survey on our website
  • Remember if you have previously dismissed a notification or other prompt

Non-Essential
These are all the other kinds of cookies that do not fall under the definition of essential cookies. Non-essential cookies and other technologies are only placed on the user’s device if the user has given consent to do so. Examples of non-essential cookies include Cookies left by analytics tools such as Google Analytics, advertising trackers such as Facebook Pixel and Cookies left by any third-party widgets or embedded content.

Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties.

Use of Third – Party Cookies: Our Website uses cookies and other technologies created by third-party service providers to create the full experience of your visit to our Website and to provide us with data on Website visitation and usage. As such, these cookies and other tracking technologies collect information about you when you use our Websites. The information collected may be associated with other information about you and about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. You understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.

Cookie List

Cookie TypeCookie CategoryLife of CookieHow is Cookie Used/Purpose
_hsscAnalytics
Non-Essential
30 minutesThis cookie is set by HubSpot. The purpose of the cookie is to keep track of sessions. This cookie is used to determine is HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the _hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageview in a session), and a session start timestamp.
_hssrcAnalytics
Non-Essential
SessionThis cookie is set by HubSpot. According to their documentation, whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.
_hstcAnalytics
Non-Essential
1 Year, 24 daysThis cookie is set by HubSpot and is used for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, the HubSpot user token, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
_gaAnalytics
Non-Essential
2 YearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to distinguish users and to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gat_gtag-[property-id]Analytics
Non-Essential
1 minuteThis cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics and used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Expires immediately.
_gidAnalytics
Non-Essential
1 Day (24 Hours)This cookie is installed by Analytics. The cookie is used to distinguish users and to store information of how users use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the Website is doing. The data collected including the number of visitors, the source, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_GRECAPTCHANecessary
Non-Essential
5 Months, 27 daysThis cookie set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.
Cookielawinfo-checbox-analyticsNecessary
Essential
11 MonthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”.
Cookielawinfo-checbox-functionalNecessary
Essential
11 MonthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.
Cookielawinfo-checbox-othersNecessary
Essential
11 MonthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.
Cookielawinfo-checbox-performanceNecessary
Essential
11 MonthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”.
hubspotutkAnalytics
Non-Essential
1 Year, 24 daysThis cookie is used by HubSpot to keep track of the visitors to the Website. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
Viewed_cookie_policyNecessary
Non-Essential
11 MonthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

Control Cookies Through Browser Controls: You can use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • allow all cookies;
  • block third-party cookies;
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.

Please note: Disabling or deleting cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of our Website. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the full functionality of the Website, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Additional Information: You can visit the below sites for additional information on how you can control, block, and/or delete cookies.

Internet Advertising Bureau
Produced by the internet advertising industry, Your Online Choices is an online guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy. The Internet Advertising Bureau Site allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics Cookies to obtain an overall view of user habits and volumes, and to help improve the overall experience on our Websites. Google Analytics is a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), which uses performance Cookies and targeting Cookies. The information generated by these Cookies about your use of our Websites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc. on servers in the United States.

Google will use the information its Cookies collect for the purpose of evaluating your use of a website on behalf of the website provider, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of any Cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as described above, and you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (Cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en. This creates an opt-out Cookie which prevents the further processing of your data. For more information about Google Analytics Cookies, please see Google’s help pages and privacy policy.

Additional Information About Do Not Track Signals

Our Website does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

DNT Signals is a preference that users can set on their browser (if supported) to opt-out from online behavioral tracking done by various companies, such as Google AdWords or AdRoll.

More Information

If you would like more information concerning our cookies, please contact us:

Michael J. Davide, Chief Compliance Officer, Grimes and Company, Inc., 110 Turnpike road, Suite 100, Westborough, MA 01581 or (508) -366-3883.

If you would like any information concerning the third party cookies, please check directly with the relevant third-party websites. We do not control the settings of these cookies and so we suggest you check with them directly for more information.

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