Gradam Communications Limited trading as is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They allow companies to customise functions of a website for users such as remembering a registered login and also to track movements within a website to see which pages are popular and allow a company to create a better website for its users.


We use the following cookies:

·         Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

·         Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

·         Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our 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).

·         Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:



Purpose and Lifespan

Google Analytics


Google Analytics cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The information collected is anonymous and includes the number of visitors to the site, what pages they visited and where they have come to the site from.


·             The __utma cookie will expire after 2 years

·             The __utmb cookie will expire after 30 minutes

·             The __utmz cookie will expire after 6 months

·             The __utmc and __utmv cookies will expire at the end of the session when you close the browser.

Session ID


The PHPSESSID cookie is set by the website to enable it to store state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a session cookie.

Lifespan: At the end of the session when you close the browser.

Google DFP


Used by Google Double Click for Publisher for banner tracking.

Lifespan: 2 years





When a funeral director logs into the site we need to ensure their identity. We do this via their ID, name and password

Lifespan: Until the funeral director logs out of our site



If an advertiser logs in to the site we need to verify their identity by using their ID.

Lifespan: At the end of the session when you close the browser.



For general subscribers to the site, once logged in we need to be able to recognise your details and preferences e.g. with alerts.

Lifespan: At the end of the session when you close the browser.



WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor cookie

Lifespan: At the end of the session when you close the browser.



You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. 


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