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Cookies are small packets of information stored by a web browser on your computer.

There are two main types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session cookies are removed from your computer when you close your browser and are mainly used, for example, to store information about the items in your shopping basket.

Conversely, persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until they are deleted or when they reach their expiry date. This type of cookie is often used to anonymously track your activity on a website so the website owner can analyse the data to see if there are ways they can improve their website.

There are many reasons why a website may use cookies, however, the important thing to know about them is they are harmless.

Cookies used by Eat Grub

Like every other website on the Internet, we also use cookies. We mainly use them to help us understand how our website is performing.

As there are only a few cookies used on this website, we have listed them all here.



  • Duration: End of session.
  • Description: Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used to return your to a page after receiving an error message.


  • Duration: 1 year.
  • Description: Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests.


  • Duration: 1 year.
  • Description: Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.


  • Duration: 1 year.
  • Description: Indicates whether the user has given consent for cookies to be set.

Other cookies


  • Duration: 6 months.
  • Description: Used to calculate how many pages there are in a paginated list.

Third-party cookies

Google Analytics

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Eat Grub use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address (anonymously) on its servers in the United States, and neither Eat Grub or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

A mixture of both persistent and session cookies are used to enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to this site and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

More information about Google’s cookie policy can be read at

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, however, blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Managing cookies for each browser differs, so we have provided links to more detailed information for some the more popular browsers: