Cookie Policy

What cookies are

A cookie is a small text file that is placed and stored on your computer, mobile or other device by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, and also to provide information on visitor behaviour to the website owner. For further information on the use of cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Session cookies

These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your device’s browser until you close the browser. They can enable certain site functionality and are also used by the server to store/remember information about user web page activities so user information can be stored throughout an online web process e.g.to allow information to be carried across pages of a website to avoid having to re-enter information.

Persistent cookies

These are cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (how long depends on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Generally speaking, persistent cookies can be used to track website visits, including returning and unique visitors, and to monitor how people interact with a website. They can also be used to help arrange content to match a user’s preferred interests/preferences more quickly e.g. language settings. However, these cookies cannot be used to identify you.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a number of reasons including:

  • Enabling users to set preferences whilst on the website (session cookie);
  • Making possible certain site functionality (session cookie); and
  • Website traffic and visitor behaviour tracking (persistent cookie)

The session cookies that we use are strictly necessary for the website to operate and are essential to make possible certain site functionality. Session cookies do not hold personal information.

The persistent cookies used on this website help us to improve the user experience of the site by giving us an insight into how it is being used. These include Google Analytics cookies, which are used to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our website and to help us improve the site structure. You can remove persistent cookies by following the directions provided in your internet browser’s ‘help’ file.

What cookies we use and why

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
These cookies are placed by Google Analytics and are used to determine the number visitors to our site, how long they visit for and how they reached the site. _utma - 2 years
_utmb - 30 minutes
_utmc - end of session
_utmz - 6 months
ASP.NET_SessionID This cookie remembers selections and preferences you have already made or information you have already given such as searches and completed forms When you close your browser (end of session)
.ASPXANONYMOUS This cookie holds a unique ID but no personal information and is used to track anonymous users around the site for navigation purposes 11 weeks
cc_cookie_accept This cookie remembers that you have clicked the 'Accept Cookies' button so that the banner will no longer display until the cookie has expired or been deleted 1 year
language This cookie is used to remember your language preferences When you close your browser (end of session)

Managing, disabling and enabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies from any website by modifying the settings in your browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, you can do this through your browser settings. For information about how to manage and disable cookies you can use the ‘Help’ function within your browser or please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. However, please note that by deleting or disabling cookies this could affect the functionality of our website and you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Further information on our use of cookies

If you would like more information regarding cookies or our use of them, please contact the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice at the following address: BDE Law, Admiral House, Queensway, Newport. NP20 4AG.

 
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