Cookie Policy - Grand Arcade

Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a file placed on your computer by a website you visit, which the website also retrieves when you return to the site using the same browser. Our website does this to improve your user experience when viewing our web pages.

A cookie cannot be used to spread viruses, its job is to tell our website what your preferences are to improve your user experience. It uses a simple text file to do this, this text file usually contains anonymous information. Without cookies a website will think you are a new visitor every time, this can mean you will have to keep logging in with each visit.


What type of cookie does this website use?

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.

Strictly necessary Cookies

These are the cookies that are essential for to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions. We use the following strictly necessary cookies:

Description of necessary Cookie

Cookie name: token

Cookie type: HTTP only cookie

Cookie duration: session cookie (is removed when the user logs out or deletes their account).

Purpose of necessary Cookie

This cookie is set when a user has successfully logged in. This is used throughout the site to enable the user to view their personal information related to their account.

Description of necessary Cookie 2

Cookie name: token.sig

Cookie type: httponly cookie

Cookie duration : session cookie (is removed when the user logs out or deletes their account).


Purpose of necessary Cookie 2

This cookie is set as an extra layer of security, it offers a way to verify that the contents of the token cookie have not been changed by the user, meaning the contents of that cookie can be trusted.

Analytical/performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how users interact with the website for example, what pages a user visits. These types of cookies are anonymous and do not collect information that identifies a user, they are used to improve the performance of the website.

We use the following analytical/performance cookies:

Description of analytical/performance Cookie

Cookie name: _ga

Cookie type: http

Cookie duration: 2 years

Purpose of analytical/performance Cookie

This is a 3rd party cookie set via Google Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish users.

Description of analytical/performance Cookie 2

Cookie name: _gid

Cookie type: http

Cookie duration: 24 hours

Purpose of analytical/performance Cookie 2

This is a 3rd party cookie set via Google Analytics. This cookie is also used to distinguish users.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies are used to allow us to remember a user’s site preference, for

example if a user has selected a region or a language preference. This helps to boost

the user experience. On we use HTML5 Local Storage to handle the

user’s preferences. HTML Local Storage enables us to store data locally within the

user’s browser. We use the following for functionality.


Description of functionality Cookie

Local storage name: searchLocationHistory

Local storage duration: ongoing, until a user clears their ‘cookie and other site data’ in their browser.

Purpose of functionality Cookie

This stores a list of locations that have been set when a user has performed a search. This is then remembered and will appear in the search dropdown so the user can easily reselect and previous location search term.

How do I control the use of cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies, you need to make changes to the browser’s settings. For more information please visit which will tell you how to do this on a variety of browsers.