What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.


The table below explains the cookies we use at Grove Veterinary Centre Limited and why.


[Ask your website developers to complete this for you. Make sure your website has cookie opt-in turned on for the first time a user visits the site - they should be shown a message that confirms cookies are being used and they then need to consent (click ok) to continue.]





Preserves users states across page requests.


Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.


Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the web site as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
__utmc Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
__utmt Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.
Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used , what link was clicked and what search term was used . Used by Google Analytics.


 How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visitwww.aboutcookies.orgorwww.allaboutcookies.org.


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit



Contact us for more information
If you have any questions about how our website uses cookies, pleasecontact us by email at vets@grovevets.com or by telephone on 01229 820402 and one of our team will get back to you.