How We Handle Your Data

How we handle your data

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In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit the Shoosmiths website and how to reject or delete those cookies. If you wish to read Shoosmiths Policy on cookies, this can be found on our Terms of use and privacy policy.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a data file that a website sends to your browser which then stores it on the device that you are using to browse the website.

Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor between web pages. The vast majority of websites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • login
  • remembering preferences
  • tracking visitors
  • targeting adverts

 

Web sites use cookies mainly because they save time and make the browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. Web sites often use cookies for the purposes of collecting demographic information and to profile users for marketing purposes. This information helps people running a website to see what parts of the site are popular and which sections need improving to make the experience better for the visitor.

This document is designed to give you, the user information on the specific cookies used on the Shoosmiths website.

How to control and delete cookies

Shoosmiths will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on the Shoosmiths, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Shoosmiths website.

Shoosmiths also uses a number of suppliers who set cookies on the Shoosmiths website on our behalf in order to deliver certain services and features. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations, as well as information on how to opt-out, please review the table below.

 

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics The Shoosmiths website uses Google Analytics; a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Shoosmiths website and compile reports for us on website activity. This cookie does not collect information that identifies an individual. How to reject or delete these cookies http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Google+ Cookies Cookies from Google+ allow users to share content from the Shoosmiths website on their personal Google+ profile.
YouTube We use YouTube to show some of our video content and YouTube may set cookies on your browser in order to display the video and monitor non-attributable statistical information. Information on YouTube's privacy policy can be found here http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Shoosmiths Interactive Shoosmiths Interactive is the name for our extranet solution that we offer to clients. This domain sets session cookies for use when clients login to the system. Session cookies exist only during a website visitor's online session. They disappear when the user closes the browser. You can review terms of use of this site.
myinfo.shoosmiths.co.uk This domain is used for sending out our client briefings to our mailing lists. Session cookies are used to pass the store the type of mailing to display and expire at the end of the session. Terms and conditions for this site fall under the Shoosmiths Terms of use which you can view here: http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/terms-of-use-19.aspx
Sharethis widget We use a 'Sharethis' widget to make it easier to share content found on the Shoosmiths website. The cookies are set by the third party. Sharethis has provided privacy information and an opt-out on their website http://sharethis.com/privacy
LinkedIn Share this LinkedIn cookie, placed by the LinkedIn share button. This cookie is used to track which pages the user visits and if activiated pass that information to LinkedIn to include on the users profile. For more information visit LinkedIn's privacy policy page.

 

Cookies set by Third Party sites

To improve your website experience; we sometimes embed video content from websites like YouTube and photos from Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Shoosmiths does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Sharing Tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Shoosmiths website now carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their contacts through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Shoosmiths does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Main cookies used on the Shoosmiths website

Below is a list of the main cookies used on the Shoosmiths website, and what each is used for.

List of Google Analytics cookies used

 

Name _utmv
Purpose The __utmv cookie gets set on the user's computer, so that Google Analytics knows how to classify that visitor. This allows Shoosmiths to segment users while using Google Analytics. This segmenting applies to many areas including location, browser used & search terms.
Expires At the end of session
Source www.shoosmiths.co.uk
Name _utmb& _utmc
ID 121978953.35.10.1334650573
Purpose The _utmb & _utmc cookies work to calculate how long a visit lasts. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.
Expires At end of session
Source www.shoosmiths.co.uk

 

 

Name _utmz
ID 121978953.1334650573.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)
Purpose The __utmz cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what links were clicked, what keyword was used, and where a user was in the world when they accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source /medium/keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction.
Expires 6 months
Source www.shoosmiths.co.uk

 

 

Name _utma
ID 121978953.2053793008.1334650573.1334650573.1334650573.1
Purpose This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.
Expires This cookie is what is called a "persistent" cookie, as it will not expire until deleted by the user
Source www.shoosmiths.co.uk
   

 

Cookies used by Google+

Google+ is a social platform operated by Google which allows users signed into their personal Google+ account to click on a Google +1 button in order to share content from the web with their selected circles.

The Google+ cookies used on the Shoosmiths website enables the Google +1 button on certain pages of our site, which allows the user to easily +1 a page and shares it on their Google+ profile with their selected circles.

List of Cookies

  • GALX
  • GAPS
  • GoogleAccountsLocale_Session
  • CheckConnectionTempCookie996

The information below relates directly to the cookies listed above and is taken directly from the Google website.

Does Google track my visits to pages with the +1 button even when I don't +1 something? 
The +1 button isn't used to track your visits across the web. Google doesn't keep a persistent record of your browsing history as part of the process of showing you a +1 button or otherwise use the fact that you personally have visited a page with the +1 button. Google may keep some information about your visit, usually for about two weeks, to maintain and debug its systems. This information isn't organized by individual profiles, usernames, or URLs.

Why does Google need this information? 
When you do a Google search or visit a page with a +1 button, we send different pieces of your request to separate servers which helps the +1 button load quickly. To ensure those servers are processing your request correctly, and in the rare cases where we need to debug our systems, this information helps us find the source of the problem between servers and fix it.

What data is sent to Google when you click +1? 
In order to store your +1 and make it visible to the public, Google receives information about your Google profile, the URL you +1, your IP address, and other browser-related information. If you undo your +1, this information will be deleted. You can see all your +1's in the +1's tab of your profile.

 

Name GALX
ID LQvR0IcmR9I
Expires End of session
Source accounts.google.com
Name GAPS
ID 1:PmB1uUYCqHmwOxBE8Cwxi5jRpS2WXA:IdOQtE1S2I1-NZiw
Expires End of session
Source accounts.google.com
Name GoogleAccountsLocale_session
ID en
Expires End of session
Source accounts.google.com

 

YouTube cookies used on site

 

Name CheckConnectionTempCookie996
ID 430372
Expires End of session
Source accounts.youtube.com
Name GoogleAccountsLocale_session
ID En_GB
Expires End of session
Source accounts.youtube.com
   

 

Cookies used on extranet domain http://interactive.shoosmiths.co.uk/

 

Name JSESSIONID
ID -hkq0vwuvgytphu61
Purpose Session cookie required in order to use the extranet site
Expires End of session
Source interactive.shoosmiths.co.uk

 

Cookies used on https://myinfo.shoosmiths.co.uk

 

Name ASPSESSIONIDQSRCDARC
ID GOLKALAAILLGGHKCIBDLCPPF
Purpose Session cookie for when user opens one of our online briefings.
Expires End of session
Source myinfo.shoosmiths.co.uk
Name RSGENPAGEEVENT
ID COMMERCIAL0509
Purpose Session cookie used to indicate the first page to be viewed when opening a briefing
Expires End of session
Source Myinfo.shoosmiths.co.uk
Name RSGENPAGEEVENTLAST
ID COMMERCIAL0509
Purpose Session cookie used to indicate the following page should a user interact with one of our briefings.
Expires End of session
Source myinfo.shoosmiths.co.uk

 

Cookies used by sharethis widget

ShareThis have an opt-out selection (http://sharethis.com/privacy) which involves adding 3 more cookies to the user's browser.

This action is completed on the ShareThis site, however ShareThis have a Privacy Manifesto on their site: http://sharethis.com/privacy-manifesto

Whilst the cookies are not strictly necessary, the user must interact with the widget before the cookie is set.

 

Name __uset
ID yes
Expires End of session
Source .sharethis.com
Name km_uq
ID CjVr1096u9aqdH5iDFbVAg==
Expires 1 year
Source .sharethis.com

 

Cookies used by LinkedIn Share widget

LinkedIn cookie, placed by the LinkedIn share button. This cookie is used to track which pages the user visits and if activiated pass that information to LinkedIn to include on the users profile. For more information visit LinkedIn's privacy policy page.

 

Name leo_auth_token
Expires Less than one day
Source Linkedin.com

 

 

Name JSESSIONID
Expires End of session
Source Linkedin.com

 

 

Name bcookie
Expires 730 days
Source Linkedin.com

 

 

Name visit
Expires 730 days
Source Linkedin.com

 

 

Name PersistenceCookie
Expires Less than one day
Source Linkedin.com

 

 

Name NSC_MC_QH_MFP
Expires Less than one day
Source Linkedin.com

 

 

Name Lang
Expires End of session
Source Linkedin.com

 

 

Name NSC_MC_WT_DTQ_IUUQ
Expires Less than one day
Source Linkedin.com

 

Hotjar cookies used on the site

Cookies that Hotjar stores on your visitor's browser which expire automatically after 365 days:

 

Cookie name Description
_hjClosedSurveyInvites This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.
_hjDonePolls This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
_hjMinimizedPolls This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjDoneTestersWidgets This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjDoneSurveys This cookie is set once a visitor completes a survey. It is used to only load the survey content if the visitor hasn't completed the survey yet.

 

 

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