Information about cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your
computer or mobile device (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's server and is
stored on your device's hard drive. Each website or third party service provider used by the website
can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your
privacy) your browser only permits a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it
has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service
providers. A cookie will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site
name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or
what’s in your shopping basket.
What is a browser?
A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are
Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy
ways to delete information like cookies. Please see the section below Change your Browser
What do cookies do?
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your
interests. Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our sites and help us
to provide you with a better user experience. For example, you may choose to personalise the
content of a website in order to see the latest news and weather for your region. In order to do this, a
cookie is placed on your device to remember where you live so that we deliver the information that
has been requested by you. This is a prime example of how cookies are used to improve your
experience of a website.
Change your Browser Settings’
You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most
popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) to notify you when a cookie is issued, or c)
to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website
may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the
website. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change
your cookie preferences.
to collect personal information about you. If you wish to block or restrict cookies set by this or any
other website you can do so through your web browser's settings. The "Help" function (often in the
main menu options at the top of your browser screen, and usually accessible by pressing the F1
key in Windows) should tell you how to do so.
firm Pinsent Masons as a web user's guide to understanding and controlling cookies.
Please note that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
Cookies we set by this website and a description of the purpose of each.
Each visitor to our website is assigned a unique visitor ID which lets us anonymously identify a
computer for the duration of their visit to our website.
This cookie will be destroyed every time you close your browser.
Types of Cookie
Session Cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and these are deleted from
your device when your browsing session ends.
This type of cookie is saved on your device for a fixed period. Persistent cookies are used where we
need to know who you are for more than one usage session. For example, if you have asked us to
remember preferences like your location or your username.
First Party Cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Cookies set by 3rd parties
Below is a list of the cookies set by other websites for the purposes of providing you with an
enhanced experience by utilising their services.
Some of our pages use Facebook sharing buttons or fanboxes. Facebook may set a number of
cookies to store your login state, preferences or other information.
We use a web analytics service called Google Analytics to help us identify how our customers use
our website, what they like and to see where improvements can be made. Google stores the
information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this
information to third parties if they are required to do so by law or if the third party processes
information on Google's behalf. The information collected is aggregated and anonymised. Google
does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Some of our pages include interactive maps provided by Google. Google may set cookies to store
information and preferences about maps or other associated Google services on pages where we
embed Google maps.
Some of our pages use sharing buttons or other features from Google Plus, a social media network.
Google may set cookies for this service.
Some of our pages use sharing buttons or other features from LinkedIn, a social media network.
LinkedIn may set cookies for this service.
Some of our pages use Tweet buttons or Twitter feeds. Twitter may set a number of cookies for
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