Cookies

Cookies Policy 

About Cookies

  • Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit so that the website can remember your computer and collect information that is specific to that visitor’s use of the website. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number, as well as storing information about the visitor’s use of the website in question. Further information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.aboutcookies.org.

  • You can set your internet browser not to accept cookies and the above websites will tell you how to remove them from your computer. However, this may affect the functionality of the websites you visit, and some websites will not work at all on your browser unless it is set to accept the website’s cookies. Disabling cookies for our particular website (our “Site”) will mean that you will probably be unable to use all of the interactive features of our Site.

Cookies that we use

  • Except as explained below, the cookies we use do not store any information which identifies you personally.

  • This Site uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about how visitors use the Site, including, but not limited to, the number of such visitors and the pages visited. The information collected is used in reports to help us improve our Site.

  • On this website, apart from the Marketo cookies referred to below, we only use session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser for a short period of time after you have left the Site. The Marketo cookies are explained in the table below.

The information below explains the cookies we use on our Site and why:

Google Analytics
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

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

Drupal

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This helps the website understand browser Javascript functionality

Sharethis.com

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Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter and LinkedIn. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

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This site uses an automation system provided by Marketo., which uses persistent cookies to recognise you as a unique user when you return to the site, and to track various data related to your website usage in order to provide custom content or services related to your specific interests. These cookies are only readable by us.

Change Cookie Settings

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Internet Explorer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies

Google Chrome
https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en- GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

Contact Us

If you have any queries or would like to contact us in relation to any aspect of this Cookies Policy, please email us at: marketing@optimalegal.co.uk


Issue date:  11 July 2014